Thursday, December 27, 2007
Don't Second-Guess Yourself...
It's the middle of a short week at work! One more day and we'll have another 4-day weekend ahead of us! What a difference in my workday too, now that the "boss from he**" is gone! It was nice and quiet today - most of the people working around me are out through the end of the year.
The picture to the left is the shawl I made for my friend for Christmas (and my son's beagle!). I know she likes yellow, and this was made using a lovely shade of yellow yarn from Bernat. I really loved the look of the skein when I picked it up and thought that this would be the perfect project for it. I let someone talk me out of giving it to her though. I know that some folks have a hard time with wearables made from yellow yarn or fabric - the wrong shade of yellow can sometimes make you look sickly! I asked someone's opinion and the opinion was that it was "too much yellow" to be worn. So I grabbed a skein of green yarn and worked up another shawl. I felt safe with that one, as my friend had seen other items made with this same shade of green yarn and she had admired the color.
I should have stayed with my first thought, though. When my friend heard that the first shawl was yellow, she exclaimed "That's my favorite color!" Live and learn. I still love the color of this one, and if I don't keep it myself, I will probably gift it to my friend for her birthday.