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marykz
12-07-2007, 10:42 AM
Please be honest- I made this drop stitch ribbon scarf as a present for my secretary. she's a lovely, colorful, vibrant person and I thought this beautiful ribbon yarn would be perfect for her.

but now that it is finished, I'm thinking it is hideous.

What to do?!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2027/2092755399_e0d921e749_d.jpg

I do have back- up ideas, so it wouldn't be a total disaster if I didn't give it. But I just love the fall colors. (sigh)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2169/2092755057_8479ea514b_d.jpg

beckyrhae
12-07-2007, 10:47 AM
Hrmmm... I like it. I think I would like it more as a super skinny scarf. My best friend is one of those very colorful individuals, and she likes it too.

Mulderknitter
12-07-2007, 10:53 AM
I think it's lovely and vibrant. Not quite my colors, but definately lovely nonetheless.

The.Knitter
12-07-2007, 10:58 AM
If she is a vibrant person, I think she will just love this. Go for it!

tropicallie
12-07-2007, 11:27 AM
I think it's hideous. You'd better send it right off to me so I can.. ummm... make sure she never sees it.
Honestly, I absolutely LOVE it! I'm not a particularly vibrant person but I could find at least 5 things in my closet right now to wear with that scarf. I like the colors AND the stitch.

Suziblues
12-07-2007, 11:54 AM
Hey, I LOVE it! I would go ahead and give it to her. I mean, if she really loves bright, vibrant colors, she will love it. It's beautiful.

Ryan
12-07-2007, 11:56 AM
Colorful scarf for a colorful person, I think using the ribbon with those colors adds to the greatness. :yay:

hydeemarie
12-07-2007, 12:00 PM
B-E-A-U-tiful!!!!

Gretaoto
12-07-2007, 12:05 PM
I think it looks really nice, personally not for me but it is really bright and colorful.

I agree with above, maybe if it was made into a skinnier scarf.

nannaknits
12-07-2007, 12:45 PM
I like the colors but I think I would like the scarf better if it was skinny.

GiddyKnitter
12-07-2007, 01:18 PM
Yes I agree a skinnier scarf would look better.... I love the colours and she will definitely be noticed wearing it xx

marykz
12-07-2007, 01:48 PM
thanks everyone I feel a little better- I like the idea of a skinnier scarf- maybe I'll make it again with half the stitches.

she loves bright happy colors and wears flamboyant clothing, and I really thought the colors would be perfect. so, I think I'll make it skinnier.....

thank you!!!!

ritaw
12-07-2007, 02:09 PM
It Looks great! I think it would look better being a bit longer or as a skinnt scarf but it still looks lovelt as it is . I like all the colours . :)

Jan in CA
12-07-2007, 02:16 PM
I think it's beautiful, but it's not something I would wear myself. You see her every day.. does she like bright colors and wear them? I do think a long skinny scarf might be a better bet..then it becomes a fashion statement. ;)

Knitting_Guy
12-07-2007, 02:55 PM
I agree with others about making it skinnier and a lot longer.

marykz
12-09-2007, 08:18 PM
I blocked the h*ll out of it, and now it is 5 1/2 feet long. I also found coordinating glittery yarn for fringe. I think it is much improved- thanks SO much for all the suggestions.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2388/2098651535_08d5ff7ba3_d.jpg

twowackykids
12-09-2007, 11:18 PM
Wow! Your additions made it look really festive and holiday-ish. I liked it before, but it seems so much...happier now. I actually made myself a few long skinny scarves out of LB's Incredible. I get complimented on them whenever I wear them, so I think your friend will definitely get noticed while wearing this one!

twowackykids
12-09-2007, 11:19 PM
Oh, I know what it reminds me of! A Christmas tree! (We always had really colorful and bright Christmas trees growing up. No plain 'ol white lights for our household. It was color or nothing!)

dustinac
12-10-2007, 08:26 AM
:happydance: she will love it!!! great job

ritaw
12-10-2007, 08:48 AM
Just gorgeous :) Looks even better now.:)

robynbird
12-10-2007, 09:08 AM
Really pretty!!

Trace
12-10-2007, 06:55 PM
Great colors. I have a friend who would love it. Can I ask, where you found that yarn?

Thanks in advance,
Trace

marykz
12-10-2007, 07:23 PM
Sure! the yarn is Cherry Tree Hill Sachet and Glitter Fringe. I bought them from Discontinuedbrandnameyarn.com some they re-wrapped under their own label and some is still labeled CTH. I think the sachet is officially discontinued.

But.... (shhhh) they are having a SALE where all the ribbon yarn like this is only $6/hank! It used to retail for $24!!!!! so, if you want some, RUN! :)

Great colors. I have a friend who would love it. Can I ask, where you found that yarn?

Thanks in advance,
Trace

jeanius80
12-10-2007, 11:11 PM
i like the colors too, what about knitting lengthwise? that might let the colors show better...IMHO, it looks very busy.

BlueEyezz
12-11-2007, 12:17 AM
If she's a colorful person, she ought to love it. :)

But I know how you feel...I've bought yarn recently intending on projects, but I started them...and though they were too loud...The people I was doing them for...were not.

It's full of a great combination of colors. :)

Jints
12-11-2007, 12:40 AM
Great. Your adjustments have made a 100% improvement. Looks a different scarf. Good save. :thumbsup:

Slim
12-11-2007, 08:25 AM
I love the way it turned out! The fringe is a great touch. I would absolutely wear this scarf with everything from jeans to . . . well, I don't really wear much other than jeans, but I think it would complement just about anything! I'm sure your friend will love it.

Trace
12-11-2007, 04:15 PM
Sure! the yarn is Cherry Tree Hill Sachet and Glitter Fringe. I bought them from Discontinuedbrandnameyarn.com some they re-wrapped under their own label and some is still labeled CTH. I think the sachet is officially discontinued.

But.... (shhhh) they are having a SALE where all the ribbon yarn like this is only $6/hank! It used to retail for $24!!!!! so, if you want some, RUN! :)

maryKz... THANKS for the shhhhhhhhh heads up, lol I have on idea for knitting a belt with some ribbon yarn and ON SALE is now even better!!