Still trying to decide on yarns. This is what happens when there’s not a yarn shop nearby with a great variety so I can walk in, lay out the yarns, choose my colors and get started.
Yarn in Addie’s school colors is accumulating here quickly.
It’s truly a bag full of yarn. All dumped out, it looks like this.
Since getting Addie’s teacher’s gift made and in the mail is a priority, I’ll start with that one.
For those who thought the gray mottled yarn looked blue, does it still look blue in this picture? The colors are crimson and gray and I suppose that mottled yarn isn’t really gray but it’s so much prettier than plain gray I think.
Here’s another option but I feel like the gray is just so boring.
I suppose if I’m vetoed on Option 1, I’d choose Option 3. This is Blue Sky’s Woolstok and I love the yarn.
Those are the three options for the teacher’s gift.
Next is the yarn for a sweater for Addie that I want to make to try my theory for another sweater I want to make. This doesn’t have to be done before Christmas. In fact, I’m probably going to make a size 10 and let it be for next winter.
This is the yarn I original chose for Addie’s sweater but then I thought the gray was too light so I ordered a darker gray.
I also wasn’t sure the red was “crimson” enough so I ordered another red I thought might be more crimson (on top) but as you can see, it’s too pink.
So, Addie’s sweater will use the grays/reds in the photo above but not the reds on top of the grays.
I’m done ordering crimson and gray yarn!
Please tell me which yarns you think I should use for the teacher’s cowl so I can get started: Option #1, #2 or #3.
I like option 2 (the boring one!), option 3 is a very close second. The first one looks more crimson and black to me, the yarn doesn’t read gray for me.
Option #1. I like the interest of the gray.
Nancy Phillips says
Lynn D in NC says
Judy In Mo says
I like option 2
Cilla Tyler says
Option #1. But I love variegated yarns and quilting threads. Gives it more dimension and eye appeal. IMNSHO!!!
I’d go with option one.
I like the red in 2 and the gray in 3
Elizabeth J Moubray says
I like option #1 best. The mottled gray adds a variety to the mix.
The mottled yarn looked blue to me in the last post but now it looks grey and black. I like #1, it’s interesting and still includes the school colors without looking cookie cutter.
I love option #1. The gray mottled yarn does not look blue to me at all.
Toni Macomb says
My two cents? Option 2!
I like option 1 just for the extra interest…unless it would cause the stitches of the design not to show. If it covers up the stitches, I would go with number 2.
#1 – I like the mottled grey, but it that the darkest red of the bunch? The picture with all of the yarn dumped out has the mottled grey next to the darkest red and I think that option looks great. It could be my monitor.
Does Nicole have a cowl in the school colors? You could make the winner and the runner up and then decide who gets what option?
Mary M says
In order of preference to match school colors, 2, 3, 1. 1 could be very pretty but if I were wanting something to wear for spirit day or other school functions, I don’t think it would be my first choice with younger kids. They are so literal at Addie’s age that I doubt they would think it is “grey”.
one of our local colleges is crimson and gray so i see that combo a lot. #3 comes closest to what is in my mind, but agree with some above who think #1 would really add a unique look and pop out to be noticed while still conforming to school colors. #1 is my first choice followed by #3.
I like option 2! It might be the lighting though, cuz I see more orange than crimson in some of the yarns. I love the gray that you’re planning to use for Addie’s sweater though. Sorry not much help!!
Sara Fridley says
I really like the red yarn you think is too pink. I see too much orange in those other reds. But photos sure distort color, so there maybe isn’t orange in them. I love those greys. So pretty!
Karen K says
I like 2. I don’t think it will look like the school colors with the mottled gray.
Debra McIntosh says
I like the grey in no 1 and the red in no 2. Most comments I’ve seen for a while
Judy Laquidara says
The reds are the same in #1 and #2. 🙂
Teresa F. says
Can you only use 2 colors? If not, I was going to suggest the darker red, the lighter gray and the mottled black/gray. Then I read the latest post about not using the mottled yarn. My vote is for option #2 now. (I liked option #1 the best).
Quilter Bea says
Option 1 – love the mottled grey yarn
#2..love the darker crimson and gray both together!!
Susan Nixon says
School colors are usually pure. I wouldn’t use the mottled for this, no matter how much I like it, and it does look good. 2 and 3 are both nice. I’d use the one that is closest to the gray in Addie’s actual school colors.
Nelle Coursey says
Not that is matters, but I like #3!!
I think Number 2 is best. I agree school colors are usually pure and don’t think the mottled would be good.
I’m late coming to the party but I love option 1