AUTHOR: Marsha Brofka-Berends DATE: 4/19/2007 03:44:00 PM ----- BODY:
By happy coincidence, I have reason to write up another "wow, my friends are great" post. In this case, the friend didn't give me much-needed decorating advice but sent me yarn. About two weeks ago, Beth, my roommate from college, called to let me know that her local yarn store was having a mega-sale. Would I like anything? she asked. I was sorely tempted but opted to save my pennies this time. Apparently, she decided to take matters into her own hands: in the mail a few days ago I received a package full of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. Now, I love this yarn. I've raved about it here before, and Beth and I have had extensive discussions on the subject. And now I have a lot of it. In addition to the four skeins of peach, two skeins of sage green, and two skeins of chocolate brown that Beth sent, I have one skein of chocolate brown (leftover from the cardigan I made for Sylvia) and three skeins of red (from JD). That's twelve whole skeins of this stuff! So what should I do with it? I'd love to hear suggestions! I think it would be fun to use it all in one project (though I suspect the red may be a bit too bright to go with the others). A striped sweater? Some sort of intarsia thingamabob?

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-------- COMMENT-AUTHOR:Gina COMMENT-DATE:Monday, April 23, 2007 10:33:00 AM COMMENT-BODY:Can your friend Beth be my friend too?? She totally rocks.

Well, I see all that yarn together in a sweater or jumper for Sylvia. The peachy color being the body and the brown and green on the cuffs and hem of the sweater. Or, if a jumper. The brown and green forming the top part of the jumper, maybe wide straps that tie or with buttons, and then again around the hem.

But those colors totally rock together. Seriously! They are warm and comfy together. -------- COMMENT-AUTHOR:Gina COMMENT-DATE:Monday, April 23, 2007 10:40:00 AM COMMENT-BODY:Check out the ties for this tank. I think this looks cool! -------- COMMENT-AUTHOR:Katie J COMMENT-DATE:Monday, April 23, 2007 2:35:00 PM COMMENT-BODY:Wow, I was just gonna say a striped sweater (I have a pattern), but I loved Gina's suggestions. -------- COMMENT-AUTHOR:Marsha Brofka-Berends COMMENT-DATE:Monday, April 23, 2007 3:03:00 PM COMMENT-BODY:Thanks for all the suggestions! I'm thinking that a sweater could be fun. Of course, I already have the yarn (and pattern) to knit a Wallaby for Sylvia. Which should I do first? Decisions, decisions...

P.S. Yes, Beth does totally rock. On toast. -------- COMMENT-AUTHOR:Anonymous COMMENT-DATE:Monday, April 23, 2007 5:25:00 PM COMMENT-BODY:Ooh, like Gina's suggestion! Perhaps the red for a scarf or some other accoutrements?

Beth -------- COMMENT-AUTHOR:JD COMMENT-DATE:Tuesday, April 24, 2007 4:33:00 PM COMMENT-BODY:how about baby cashmerino SOCKS?! i bet they'd be really comfy! i'm wondering what to do with mine, too. . . --------