Monday, December 10, 2012

Have You Been A Good Girl?

At our recent family Christmas, Dad's friend Dorothy was not the winner of my 'much-fought-over' Hat and Infinity Scarf.    In an earlier post I mentioned that the knitter in me  couldn't resist her sitting on my lap, Santa-style,  asking me to knit an Infinity Scarf and Hat  for her.  I asked her if she had been a good girl. No, I didn't.  I know Dorothy well - good is an understatement.  Instead, I asked her what colour she might like but was  told colour didn't mater.

Dorothy is a woman not afraid of excess when it comes to fashion.  Whether that  be over-the- top style or colour, Dorothy wears it well.  So I chose a fun ball of James Brett Marble Chunky in shades of bright pink. 

Pattern:  My own.  But hopefully available soon, on Patternfish.
Yarn:  James Brett Marble Chunky
Needles:  6.5mm
The hat starts with fewer stitches but increases 10% after the ribbing to give the hat a bit of a slouch.  Looks better on me that way, so I'm betting it will look better on Dorothy that way too.   The scarf is perfect navel-grazing length for petites like Dorothy and myself  but does wrap, twice, comfortably around the neck  to make a great, high-fashion, wind-stopping cowl  for frigid, winter days.

Surprisingly,  since it is not green, I am amazed to say -"I like this colour on me."  Nicki - have you opened my mind?

My friend Nicki tells me often that I need to expand my colour palette.  She might be right.  If  Dorothy hadn't sat on my lap, this might be mine.  Instead it will go to Mr. Post today and hopefully get delivered before the big day.  Wear it in fun and good health, Dorothy.


Sandra said...

that's so sweet of you to make her a set! Good Girl or Bad, I"m sure she's going to love it!

Sel and Poivre said...

That colour is stunning on you!

Anonymous said...

I agree, that colour looks really nice on you.


Jan said...

I cant wait until I can get my hands on that pattern. Love it!