Thursday, August 30, 2007

Making choices for Secret of a Stole

Ok, I know, I know. I am a little crazy I have joined two new KAL's and I just am having a hard time deciding on my yarn for the Secret of a Stole KAL. So, I would love your advice on which yarn and bead combination to go with because I am having such a hard time deciding what to go with. I know that the designer said solid colors more earth tones and no primary or really bright colors. so here are my two choices





they both are 100% cashmere from colourmartuk. and I think that I have enough do use either one ( I have to measure it out yet and then wind into balls). The brown one is colorway Mink with size 6/0 transparent silver lined tortoise color seed beads. The blue well I really don't know what the name of that color is but It is like a light cornflower blue just not as gray with transparent silver lined light blue size 6/0 seed beads

So What does everyone think. I would love to hear your advice/opinion.


As for the other KAL it is the chrysopolis ( I hope I spelled that right) a german KAL and that one begins on the 28th of September and I will be using Lisa Souza 100% superfine merino yarn 1750 yards in color Mother of Pearl. I have not done a swatch yet so I may have to change my mind and I'm a little worried that the size 4 needles will not produce a lacy enough effect and will have to go to size 5 and then.................... Will I have enought Yarn???????????? If any of you are in this group also I would love your advice too... Here's a picture of the yarn







All for now ......... Knit on.

14 comments:

Gammy aka Peggy said...

Gosh, that is a tough one. I really love the brown and those beads. That would be more of what I would wear. But the blue is really gorgeousas well. I took part in the MS3 and I used lace weight yarn and size 4 needles. You can see my MS3 stole on my blog.

Cayli said...

I really don't see how you can go wrong with either. Both yarns and beads are great looking. Close your eyes and pick one!

ALH said...

I'm partial to the brown, but I love earthy browns!

Theknittingidiot said...

I really like both. If I had to pick I would go with the blue.

Kati said...

I'm trying to pick my yarn out for secret stole too - and have yet to make up my mind what to order. I really like the brown myself - the beads look fabulous with it.

Lystessa said...

They're both beautiful! For my own coloring the brown would win hands-down. I love them both though.

Have you tried seeing how the blue beads look on the brown, or vice-versa? Blue and brown can be really nice together sometimes.

I know, I'm not helping, right?

SYLVIE said...

I like both of them too!

Although I think my choice would be the brown.

Can't wait to see what you decide!

Mary Lynn said...

I too like both, but would definitely go with the brown . . . only because I wear substantially more things that would go with the brown than I do with the blue.

Kris said...

Hi Pam--I really like the brown. I think it would be neat. Just a little sisterly advise! ;) Kris

Pam said...

Wow, My sister even visits my blog who would have thought!!!!:))))
I think I will be going with the brown but I could still change my mind; after all it doesn't start till Oct.!!:(((

graymama said...

I am liking the brown :-)

mary said...

me too, liking the brown! ...and the advice I read on the SotS group page suggested earthy tones, right? but I do love the suggestion about seeing how the blue beads go with the brown - blue & brown is a favorite combination of mine!

Knitting Novice said...

I love both...but leaning towards blue.

Pammie said...

lol...I too prefer the brown although the blue would be easier to see as you are knitting...But you could do them both it just depends on how fast you knit and how fast the clues will be coming out...I just joined the group myself and I am trying to decide on a yarn too...these 2 choices are gorgeous