Sunday, February 03, 2008

Too pretty to use?

When my ex sister in law received a beautiful diamond watch from her dad one year for Christmas she proclaimed it was too pretty to wear & put it in her dresser. I think she pulled it on on holidays & only after much badgering from my brother.

It struck me as odd because I believe pretty things are to be worn. Jewelry, clothes, etc. My friend Heather & I used to joke about wearing pearls w/ a t shirt & shorts, because really, don't pearls go with everything?

That being said, I have some yarn in my stash that has been deemed too pretty to use. It's in my stash in a special place. Every once in a while I take it out & touch it & feel the cool softness of the fiber. The colors are beautiful & so right up my alley. LadyWy sent it to me as part of my goody package from the Spring Felted Bag Exchange. I've toyed with the idea of using it to make a shawl or scarf or something but I can't commit. It's just too pretty to use & *gasp* what if I wind up frogging? Would it retain it's beauty? What if I hate the garment afterwards? What if? What if?

One of these days the right project will magically appear & I'll know the yarn to use. Until then, my beautiful soy yarn will stay in it's special stash home & wait for it's turn to shine.

The Wee One & I have colds & sound horrible. It hasn't stopped her from playing & running which is a good thing. I've been living on Airborne, Emergen-C & grapefruit seed extract. Last night I slept so poorly that I realized I need to pick up some nyquil caps so I can get a better night's rest tonight.

Of course tonight is the Super Bowl!! The Wee One is cute watching football---when someone starts to run she gets all excited & shouts "go go go go!! Touchdown!!! Woo Hoo!" I have to remind her which jerseys we're rooting for. I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to knit during the game---either the blanket for my friend's baby due in June (it's a girl & I found some pretty pink & green yarn in my stash, after frogging the pink/brown/cream yarn I had bought) or some slippers for hte Wee One. I made her some bootie type ones a couple years ago & put non-skid paint type "stuff" on the soles & she loves them. So the question is do I go for the quick project that could be completed during the game (at least 1 slipper) or do I go for the bigger project that will keep me busy the entire game? Hmmm, decisions, decisions!

And of course, GO PATS!!!!!!!

1 comment:

NH Knitting Mama said...

Aw, I'm sorry you're sick! I just got over it myself, so I know what you're going through. Well, its 3-7 Pats, so I'm sure you're loving the game right now!