Wednesday, September 12, 2007

What Shall I Knit

When I was in Maine, my mother bought me this yarn so I could knit something for her. I want to give it to her for Christmas.

It's Schaefer Yarn "Kathleen." The color is Eleanor Roosevelt (and apparently they think we need edumication about who she is because the romance tag has quite the bio). Well, it pretty much has to be a scarf because there's only 150 yards. It is superbulky weight.

Of course, when I went to Schaefer Yarn, I did see that they have patterns for this yarn, but that scarf just isn't right for my mom. I should have bought the second skein and felted her a bag. Nevertheless...

Any ideas?

(I got a call from the lns: the magazine is in. Of course, I can't get it until Friday at the earliest when I go pick up DD at BWI. I'm debating whether we should go to Winterthur to see quilts or the lns to get the magazine. I shall leave it to my guest.)

7 comments:

Barbara said...

I have no idea what you could or should knit your mom, but that is fabulous yarn. And I don't even care for blues! It's gorgeous!!

Adrienne said...

Does it *have* to be a scarf? Could it be a hat?

monique said...

No ideas, but it's a beautiful color!

C in DC said...

I'm not sure you'd want to try this: http://www.boingboing.net/2007/09/13/howto-knit-marzipan.html.

Brave Astronaut said...

Here's something you don't see every day - Eleanor Roosevelt and romantic in the same sentence.

You seem to have the Brave Astronaut family's favorite colors there . . .

Michelle said...

No idea what to do with it, but I love the yarn. Beautiful colors. I vote for quilt show, not that I'm biased or anything.

Red said...

Socks. I'll live through you vicariously. I've always wanted to knit socks.