Thursday, September 8, 2005

Stripes Without Bobbles

Inspired by the golden-hearted Yarn Harlot and Tricoteuses Sans Frontières, Susan and Margene are hosting Give A Little for Hurricane Katrina relief. Can you help? If the glow of charitable giving isn't sufficient inducement to surf on by, they're also offering the most covetable prizes. Do have a look.

The suffering in the devastated Gulf Coast certainly puts a shameless personal plea for help into proper perspective. Shameless. Personal. My scarf for adventurous Celia's Scarf Exchange, a modified version of Amanda Blair Brown's Stripes and Bobbles, is almost finished. But I'm stricken with indecision on what colors to use for the bobbles. Can you help? Please leave suggestions in the comments. Thanks.

Here she is, Stripes Without Bobbles (click on the photo for a larger version):

Photo of Stripes Without Bobbles

Wonderful Fannie from Marseilles sent another SP5 surprise: A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle. I'm hooked and others must be too – it's the first book in a media triumph that includes two sequels, Toujours Provence and Encore Provence, a book group guide from the publisher, and a movie starring the author. Again, by a happy synchronicity, it arrived at just the right moment, after a truly dreadful week. Thank you, Fannie!

And thanks also to Christina for her e-card, which provided a timely, gentle lift.

Roundabout Exit 151, my township is currently hosting 38 hurricane evacuees, ranging in age from babes in arms to seniors. People longing to donate "stuff" now have names, faces, and shirt sizes! There's overflowing response to immediate needs and some thoughtful provision for the longer term as well. I certainly expect there will be a longer term – after so much horror and loss, I can understand why someone might not ever want to return.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...
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Fannie said...

So did you guess right???

Sarah R said...

Hi. I actually came to your blog through the Scarf-Style blog. But I can't (apparently) post there because I don't have a blog myself. But I do have an opinion!

I would get some solid yarn in some of the brighter colors - the fuchsia, the green, a blue - and use those for the bobbles.

The scarf is lovely, by the way. I did this one for a friend of my daughter's who wanted "bright colors." I used Lamb's Pride worsted in hot pink and a darker pink and turquoise and lime green and purple and yellow....it was bright, you can bet! I used the same colors for the bobbles, just tried to make sure that the bobble was always a different color than either of the two strips it was joining together.

I'm going to bookmark your blog and hope to see the finished scarf!

RoseM said...

I'd go with the fuscia color if you want something bright, or take one of the darker colors and go a bit darker if you want something more subtle.
I'm gonna do that same scarf - have order lots of manos for it. Going to modify it so that it's more of a cape.
Yours looks great. Finish it and model it for us!
RoseM

Nickie said...

I agree with Sarah...pickup some of the brighter colors to make a nice ending "statement"...the scarf is beautiful by the way. Was it an easy knit? I'd like to try it myself!

Anonymous said...

You may have already decide on bobble colors, but I'd put some gold or pumpkin into the mix. With all the blues and purples I think the complements of those colors would look really good along with the fushia.