Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Look what the mailman brought!

Look what the mailman brought could be quite a regular segment here at knit two together. We order yarn online a lot for a variety of reasons which maybe aren't worth going into at the moment. Anyway, look what we got today:


The yarn is Cascade Venezia in Turquoise and Tan/Brown. It looks really lovely .. has a bit of a a sheen and feels nice. Can't wait to cast on! We ordered this from Jimmy Beans Monday and it arrived today! We love yarn stores that ship quickly .. if you ever need to know who can get you the yarn you want to you the fastest, give us a shout.

We were planning on using it to make this, but looking for the pattern on ravelry, stumbled across the Grand Plan Capelet from the same book and may change our minds completely. Either way, we are making some sort of wrap thing that will be predominately light turquoise with the warm brown as trim, and there's a very specific reason for this. Sunday evening, my mom, sister and I were watching Sweet Home Alabama. In one scene, Reese Witherspoon wears a knit wrap in basketweave stitch that is turquoise with brown trim. We both really liked it. I wanted to try to design something similar, but Mom, in the interest of saving time, wanted to find some sort of pattern that we could use. We couldn't find a basketweave wrap, and considering neither of us really even ever make wraps or shawls, I ended up agreeing that we should just pick a different wrap pattern but use the colors we liked so much. So sometime, in the near(ish?) future, keep your eyes out for some sort of wrap ...

Alright, that's a wrap (sorry couldn't resist the pun) for our first "Look what the mailman brought." Considering we already got some beautiful sock yarn this week, and more is on the way, you'll probably be seeing more snaps of what has come in the mail soon ...

7 comments:

Mel said...

I love the wrap in that movie and would love to knit it some day. Hope to find some sort of pattern for it soon. Good luck with your project.

Elin said...

Good for people to know.

Elizabeth said...

I can't wait to see more updates!

gypsy said...

where can I find a pattern for the basketweave shawl that Reese Witherspoon wore in Sweet Home Alabama?

Vicki said...

I wrote a pattern and it's here on my Etsy site http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=40142368

Vicki
StellasKnits

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