Polly, our yarn lovin' scarecrow took First Place in Quakertown's Autumn Alive annual Scarecrow Contest! YAY! Stop by to meet her in person - she'll be hangin around the shop for a few weeks. Many thanks to Beth and Lavanya for "Hair and Makeup"!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I went shopping a few weeks ago looking for some basic turtleneck shirts to wear under my sweaters. After consulting my existing wardrobe, I decided I needed some pastel colors – pink definitely (my favorite), and maybe light blue and soft yellow. Much to my surprise, when I walked into the store, there was not a pastel color in sight – in ANYTHING! Everything was bright jewel tones. Hmmmm. Well, okay, I like the jewel tones too – maybe pastels will come back in the Spring.
Another thing I noticed was that knitwear was HUGE! Lots of chunky vest-like sweaters, either sleeveless or with cute little cap sleeves. Perfect to wear over turtlenecks – YAY! The other trend I saw was ruffles and big necklines such as exaggerated cowls or collars. Then, just a couple of days ago, I saw Cecily Tynan on Action News wearing a cute sleeveless knit with a huge drapey cowl neck practically down to her navel! Not sure I could pull that off ;-)
Faced with having to switch gears from pastels to brights, I’m thinking I’d like to try some new colors for myself – Teal and Orange (maybe even together!). So many colors to explore – so little time! There are also a few new Doris Chan crochet patterns I’d like to try (one with a cowl neck, and one with a large shawl collar). Stay tuned!