Monday, September 24, 2007

Two rhetorical questions

1. Why have I never been drawn to teal before now? I'm suddenly and madly in love with teal.

A few months ago I'd ordered two skeins of Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Solids in teal from Little Knits to make a baby sweater, but when the baby arrived before the yarn I ended up buying Dale Baby Ull to make the wee garter stitch cardigan. And then I had two skeins of teal sock-weight merino on my hands. And then I discovered Nikol Lohr's Woodland Shawl.


And now I'm in love with this pattern and completely enamoured with teal.

2. Why am I suddenly obsessed with doilies, to the point where I'm cruising eBay for vintage crochet cotton? This new obsession is only being fueled by Ravelry.

26 comments:

Lone said...

Ah, Ravelry... Sometimes I wonder if it isn't the black hole of knitting? It'll draw you in with an unresistable force and when it spits you out again, you may have trouble recognizing the time dimension...

J Strizzy said...

Like Ravelry wasn't already sucking up all my time, now you have to escort me straight to all the doilies? I'm in trouble.

amanda said...

Teal! It's so weird, I've been recently forced to ask what's up with teal myself. Not only have I never been drawn to it, I used to detest it! Now I can't get enough of it. I bought some Fiddlesticks lace-weight in teal the other day and I can't stop looking at it. Weirdness.

Veronique said...

I hear you on the teal. I may have 2 projects on the needles in that exact color... Not that there's anything wrong with that!
I spotted the Woodland Shawl too :) It looks great in sock yarn.

Stacey said...

that is beautiful!!! what are you going to do with the other skein?? :)

La Cabeza Grande said...

Yeah. Ravelry.

And then there's teal, which is a perfect complement to your complexion. No matter how long it took you to arrive, you're there now.

Anne said...

Mmm, that teal is gorgeous. I find it funny that you've never been drawn to it, when it fits so perfectly with both the lovely shades of blue in your banner.

Knitting Mama said...

I heart teal now too! Anything teal or turqouise! Or anything in between.

kris said...

ahhh my two loves - one well documented (for teal), one a guilty secret (yeah, doilies rule!) ...

Robin said...

I'd agree that teal is a lovely colour for you and your new shawl will be so beautiful for this fall/winter. I have been looking at doilies in a new light after Brooklyntweed knit that fantastic throw from an old doily pattern with heavy yarn. So wonderful!

jodi said...

I too have recently changed my views on teal quite radically; used to hate it with a passion matched only by my passionate hatred of dusty rose and royal purple. My new appreciation of teal has something to do with printing all of my own clothes and my predilection for blue and green, I think. Who would have thought that when you print blue and green ink all over your clothes they would all come out teal?

pamela wynne said...

Okay, I can't explain the doilies. That's just weird. ;)

But the teal? Duh, you like it because it's freaking gorgeous, especially with chocolatey brown or acidy green... Sigh.

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shannon said...

that pattern in that yarn is just beautiful! thanks for sharing the pattern. i've almost found my stash again (moving on wednesday, wish us luck). i must have something that this pattern would find worthy of it's beauty.

eyeleen said...

oh that's beautiful! Lovely color.

Chris said...

Hmm. As someone who isn't into teal, I find it a puzzle!

Nic said...

You see, I think doilies are a fine obsession. My friend regularly cruises ebay for vintage white pillow cases. It sometimes just needs to be dine.

anne said...

Woodland shawl! To queue! *click*

Paula said...

I'm not part of the Ravelry clique however if it embraces crochet I see that as a good thing.

I have a vast collection of rescued crochet doilies. I’ve never paid more than a Loonie or Toonie for the ones I find. Check out VV, Sally Ann, or Church sales for the best bargains.

lomester said...

Ravelry = the best (worst?) enabler...

melissa said...

yeah, thanks to ravelry ,i think about yarn and projects constantly.

i used to hate teal, but for the past year it has become a favorite. it's a gorgeous color and really looks great on lots people. what's not to love?

i grab all the crocheted doilies i can find when i'm out thrifting. i love them. i doubt i'd have the patience to ever make one, though.

Meg said...

I just discovered your blog, and I'm so glad I did!

I'm currently obsessed with teal as well. I recently finished a Thermal in teal, and my TV stand is covered in a teal cloth, and I have a couple of other non-handmade sweaters in teal too. I think it's an off-shoot to my obsession with green....

Sarah said...

I wonder if it's contagious. I am having the same exact thing happen. Use to be when I thought of teal I thought of shoulder pads, mall hair and Designing Women episodes. Now it just seems so fresh.

Rae said...

1. Teal rocks.
2. I apologize if I have contributed to your illness in any way.

Candy said...

I know they were rhetorical questions, but...

I loved teal in the 80s, and I think we're cruising that same vibe now.

Doilies? You've always loved the vintage...

Amanda said...

Oooh - I almost made that shawl! It was in the running for a similar sock yarn conundrum. I don't think my yarn would have looked as beautiful as yours does in this pattern though - I'll be eager to see it when its all done!