Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Indecision

Ok, so with a minimal amount of begging, I have come across some luscious little lonely lemon-colored yarn. I think it is a mohair/acrylic blend because is is both fuzzy and it squeaks. Nearest I can figure it is about 350 yards. Here is a pic of it. Don't worry, this isn't all of it.

It was actually one of the UFOs from The UFO Administration Service. I am supposed to make something of it by the 3rd week of May. And, the good news is, I have narrowed down the choices to two. The other good news is, you get to vote!

The BEST NEWS of ALL is, if you leave some way for me to get in touch with you (blog, twitter, or email), I will throw voter names in a hat and draw one for a lil' somethin' free for a prize! Probably something from my HeartFeltFun Boutique, though I haven't decided yet. Mystery Prize! LoL












The first choice is a lacy Tam (to the left) that would be nice and light to throw over beach (or pool, or just-mowed-the-lawn) hair, and would look GORGEOUS in this pretty, bright yellow.

The second choice is this light, lacy summer wrap/scarf (on the right). I am going to alter each pattern slightly, just in case I want to sell the item instead of keep it.

You can read about the winner HERE. Now, got to get on the knitting, ya know!

41 comments:

Kay said...

Oh, I really love the color!! I voted for the wrap because I bet it would really feel nice against the skin on a cool evening or morning! Great job, can't wait to see the finished product.

Designs By Velvet said...

I voted for the tam. The pretty yellow yarn on a head would just look so cute. And I think that 300 yards would be just enough to do the job.

Avogana said...

I think the color would make a very nice wrap.

m said...

The wrap for sure. I'm a shawl / scarf person, not a hat type and I love the color. I know where you could send it should you decide not to keep it !!!! LOL :-)

YowlYY said...

I have a light obsession with yellow recently, all variations (see on ravelry my Aeolian, can't be any brighter!) and although a hat would be lovely, my issue with hats is that you cannot wear them all year round, while a stole can - and so, no matter whether you're keeping it or giving it away, a stole would be the best choice, but then again I love stoles :)

K Low said...

I voted for the wrap. I think it would be lovely over a sundress in that yummy-looking yellow.

Tina said...

I voted for the wrap. I love the bright yellow it looks so summery. It would be perfect for a breezy evening.

Lise said...

I imagine this yarn knitted using the Tam pattern, but maybe alter it with more yarn overs, knit2togethers, within the leaves to open it up more and to show how beautiful the yarn is...Good luck! I'm sure it will be lovely!

knit1kids4 said...

I love the color and I love the wrap! Can you share where the pattern came from? Now I'm off to check what UFO is!

Emily said...

I voted the wrap. I'm a wrap kinda girl.

PrairieCottageRose said...

I love the wrap!

Gayle said...

I voted for the Tam, but I like the wrap too. Maybe my bad hair day is influencing my vote!?

Cheryl said...

nice!!

Tami said...

The wrap is so lovely. Someone could use it to wrap up in on those summer nights when there is a little chill. Maybe cuddle up with some knitting or a good book. As if you don't know it my email is t_b_baker@yahoo.com.

Desiree said...

I voted for the tam because, come on...you'd never really wear the wrap. Betsy would take it in the yard and fill it full of leaves or something.

Mia said...

voted tam, because I think it would be used more often:)

Lilly said...

I voted for the Tam. It is adorable and I love the color.

AmandaSue said...

I voted for the Tam! I absolutely love that yellow its so bright and spring feeling!
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JJ said...

I voted for the tam...then was so disappointed to see it was losing!

SpiceofLifeDesigns said...

It's a tough choice - but I had to go with wrap. Not everyone can pull off a hat - but I've yet to see someone look bad in a wrap! :)

lrohler630 said...

That was a hard choice. I can't wait to see the finish product as I'm sure it will be beautiful.

Wehaf said...

I voted for the wrap because I think the yarn is a little too fuzzy for the tam pattern; with that pattern I would want really nice stitch definition!

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Lizardknits said...

I voted for the tam - less knitting, finish quicker!
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Carapace said...

I vote for the wrap-- because a wrap can always be tied around the hair, but a tam can't fit over the shoulders so well!

I love the "surprize" prize!

Mr. Bean said...

I voted for the wrap because you could probably wear it in many more ways

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troublestorm9 said...

I voted the wrap as it just struck me as a way to wear sunshine in the winter grey months...

judybrittle said...

I voted for the wrap. That would be so pretty! Plus I can find a lot of uses for a wrap. Thank you!
judybrittle at gmail dot com

Shanda said...

I voted for the wrap!
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janil said...

I voted for the tam, so pretty but the wrap is so beautiful too!!!

Thansk!

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ennadoolf said...

Beautiful yellow! And how good of you to take on one of the UFO projects! :)
I voted for the wrap, but it was a tough decision - the tam would be nice, too!
Anne

Morgan the Pirate Gato said...

I love the color of the yarn! It's so soft and cheerful! I voted for the wrap also - but both would be awesome!

Mel said...

I voted from the wrap

what a pretty color

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I voted for the Tam, I think the yarn is well suited to that pattern.

sonrie said...

wrap, for sure! It is so versatile, not to mention lovely.

Susan said...

I'm reminded of the tulips in my garden!
Wrap, I say.

Jo said...

I voted for the wrap. That color is just so delicious I think it would make a lovely wrap!
I left a vote as nannasknitting.etsy.com however I couldn't find the post so as not to confuse you my blog is listed here.

Knit Lunabud Knit said...

Mmmmm.... The little tam is adorable with the top design, but the yarn really would look much better as the shawl. Just My Humble Little Opinion:) Good Luck in which ever one wins!

Lona said...

Wrap! Not much into hats, so maybe my personal preferences have made me a biased voter.

Lona at shadysidefarm.etsy.com

Thanks for the fun!

Giveaway Lover said...

looks like Im outnumbered on my vote hehe. I love tams!

my7kids said...

the wrap, it'll Look Great with that yarn! DUH!

Diantha

my7kids said...

The Wrap it is! By 74% to 36% of the vote! Thanks everybody!