Frog in knots

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Monday, August 06, 2007

Yoohoo!

Hello folks. I am still around I promise, but the world is a-changing at Casa Rain at the moment with big and scary plans afoot. Now I've got you all curious, this is the bit where I don't want to say anything in case nothing comes of it, but you may not see that much of me around for a little while. I have a lot to do and very little time to do it. Unfortunately none of it is yarn related and SHOCK HORROR I haven't knitted a stitch for 2 weeks or more. I'm getting withdrawal symptoms and am starting to gibber.

However, before big scary plans were set in motion I did manage to knock out a wee outfit that I've been planning on making for ages. It's Lavender and Lace from Simply Knitting May '06 made in Jaeger Sienna 4 ply and some mystery mohair that's roughly the same thickness as Kidsilk. The only change I made was to miss the holes out of the zig zag section in the middle.

I really like it but am having a nightmare getting ribbon to match and have been wearing it in public without. I need it really as it would hold the top in place. It could do with a bit more space for the boobage too, but I couldn't be bothered to undo it.

The very lovely lady at the local craft shop even got the ribbon shade cards out to see if she could order something else to match, but the pink is too pink and the lilac is too lilac, so we're stumped. I'm looking for another option to ribbon that involves very little work on my part but am drawing a blank. Answers on a postcard to...

35 Comments:

At 9:01 pm, Blogger reluctantMANGO said...

So pretty in pink! If you can't find a matching ribbon, how about a contrasting color? Maybe a nice satin in a dark rose, or even a chocolate brown...

Good luck with whatever your big secret is :)

 
At 9:37 pm, Blogger Queen of the froggers said...

How interesting, good luck with whatever it is!
The pink top is pretty, I would go with a contrasting colour if you can't get a match.

 
At 9:53 pm, Blogger Jennu said...

I think you should go with a contrasting or complimentary color. Ivory or cream might be nice and wouldn't stand out too much. I also agree with the chocolate brown suggestion.

 
At 10:43 pm, Blogger Delana said...

The sweater set looks great! hmmmm if you can't find a ribbon you're happy with, what about doing up some i-cord with the leftover yarn using only about 3 stitches so it's thin?

 
At 11:13 pm, Blogger cpurl17 said...

Look at you all sweet and pretty in that new top!

Good luck on the secret project!

 
At 11:55 pm, Blogger dreamcatcher said...

That's sooo pretty - I was going to suggest white ribon, any nice contrasting colour would look great! Best of luck with your endeavours :-)

 
At 12:42 am, Blogger Bezzie said...

What Jennu said--a nice off white or similar.
Regardless it's wonderful and each time you post you blow my mind!
As curious as I am about the world changing plans, I understand the "jinx factor" and why you don't want to say anything!

 
At 1:14 am, Blogger HPNY Knits said...

all pretty in pink! its a sweet top! a few shades darker for the ribbon will work as well.

good luck with new endeavours- and hope we get to follow up!

 
At 1:27 am, Blogger TinkingBell said...

Lovely set - Try a dark purple perhaps - The I-cord could work too - brown might also be nice - og go suffragette and add green!

 
At 2:32 am, Anonymous Rachel said...

Oooh, big exciting plans -- what could they be? I was getting ready to set aside money in the budget for the Rain Book of Knitting Patterns, but if you haven't knit a stitch in 2 weeks, that doesn't seem like quite the right guess. I hope it's a good thing, whatever it is!

Pretty pretty sweater! I bet the right ribbon will turn up at some point -- it has to exist out there somewhere.

 
At 4:21 am, Blogger Agnes said...

That's so cute! Very pretty on you!

 
At 5:19 am, Blogger Charity said...

Amazing, Rain! I can't believe what a fast knitter you are! You look great in this, it's so pretty. :0) You've had lots of input on the ribbon, but I wondered, is it changeable? You could choose a couple of different colours, and swap it out as the spirit moves you!

 
At 6:23 am, Blogger Zonda said...

Beautiful top!! Wishing you luck on the ribbon search and on the big secret too!

 
At 7:28 am, Anonymous Dina said...

Very pretty :)

I like the idea of using a contrasting or complimentary color. I think it would work just fine.

I'm really curious with the Secret Squirrel Project and wish you all the best!

 
At 4:40 pm, Blogger Piglottie said...

Very pretty! And a great pose :) Good luck with the new plans :)

 
At 10:20 pm, Blogger Seahorse said...

Really pretty! My first thought was icord or plaited yarn.

 
At 10:21 pm, Blogger allisonmariecat said...

Ooh, cute top! If you can't find a match, maybe a darker pink or lilac would work. Or grey--either a medium or charcoal. I like the chocolate brown, idea, too.

Can't wait to hear what the secret is. I must say, it's a bit mean to tell us there's a secret when you can't tell us anything about it :)

 
At 8:31 pm, Blogger knitfriendly said...

I would go with either a cream, white or black coloured ribbon. :)

 
At 3:38 pm, Blogger Carol said...

My thought was I cord also...can't wait to hear what your big plans are......

 
At 6:26 am, Anonymous Knittypants said...

Oh, how pretty. I think a brown ribbon would look really nice, one of my favorite color combos is pink and brown.

Your secret sounds so exciting, hope everything goes perfectly.

 
At 9:41 am, Blogger Suzie Sews said...

This top looks so pretty. I fear knitting for myself, I have knitted more than one item that once on just looks, well horrid on me. I think thats why I stick to the kids knits!!!
Suzie Sews

 
At 8:01 pm, Blogger Batty said...

Very pretty! I even like the red eyes. I know most people try to keep this from happening, but me, I aim for them on purpose.

 
At 9:08 am, Blogger KnitYoga said...

Very pretty indeed! Wishing you all the best with your plans! :-)

 
At 1:44 pm, Blogger Fiona said...

Lovely top - it really suits you. Am bery intrigued about what's afoot. (Yes I do know what a foot is).

 
At 1:17 am, Blogger Sarah said...

The sweater looks great! cream ribbon would be great with it.

Are you past the point of waiting to spill your secret? I hate to tell big plans too soon, they have a way of falling apart, so I understand. I hope you get what you're hoping for though!

 
At 2:11 pm, Blogger Pamela said...

Okay, you're killing me, what is the big plans?? Just kidding, I'll wait patiently.

 
At 4:36 pm, Blogger artyfartykat said...

Fingers crossed your secret plan works out!
I've awarded you the Rockin' Girl Blogger award, for your Rockin' blogs, which are funny and witty and full of the most amazing knitwear!

 
At 11:36 pm, Blogger HPNY Knits said...

you rock girl- so you are nominated for the rockin’ girl blogger!
come to my blog and get your badge!

 
At 10:43 pm, Blogger Kath said...

Wow - that was a quick knit and pretty too! Try an Organdy ribbon - with it being sheer it may blend more with the colour of the yarn.
Intrigued with your business, hmmm!

 
At 10:37 am, Blogger Daisy said...

Oooh fab! I made that a while ago too! I was lucky and managed to find ribbon to match in the closing down sale at my LYS. Do you think a contrasting colour would work?

 
At 6:57 pm, Blogger R a i n said...

It looks lovely!

You've been awarded:
http://rainyknits.blogspot.com/2007/08/rockin-bloggeroo.html

=D good luck with your new endeavours!

 
At 10:21 am, Blogger acrylik said...

Oh, the Lavender and Lace is gorgeous, looks beautiful on you and the colour really suits. Hope you get to do a bit of knitting soon, and good luck with everything :D

 
At 5:26 pm, Blogger Artis-Anne said...

It looks so very pretty on you . Do hope everything goes according to plan for you :)

 
At 10:47 am, Anonymous Christiane said...

Hi,

send me some strip of yarn to Christiane Wiezorke
c/o TTK GmbH
Gerwigstr. 53
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany

and I will try and get you some matching ribbon in a perfect shop we have here. Petra sells fabric and haberdashery from the big Couture houses!! She has absolutely all colours. There should be some colour matching your yarn.

PS: Superb blog. May I have the pattern for the little pirate jumper?

Thanks and best regards,
Christiane
A knitter form south-western Germany hardly ever finding time to squeeze soem rows in. But I managed a pair of socks for my 4 yr old this holiday by the sea.

Have turned more of a seamstress over time as it does not 'get at my back' so much (sore and tight muscles due to office work).

 
At 7:50 pm, Anonymous Berbecuta said...

WOW! This is really nice! Actually all the pieces that you're created are lovely. I wish I could knit just a little :(

 

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