Monday, February 2, 2009

almost...

This is Cocoon in scree...remember?
It was almost Haven...
But I changed my mind. You do that,don't you?
Use your right to woman's prerogative?
I decided I wanted this instead.
It's Aimee... or, almost Aimee..
I made some modifications,
knit it in the round,
and changed the decreases to give the shoulder more shaping.
The yarn is soft and warm...the perfect shade of grey for me.
I feel all snugly,
like I'm in a cocoon,when I am wearing it. I almost went sledding..
got out the old Radio flyer...
but I changed my mind
that prerogative thing again, and decided to sew
or maybe I'll fuss with the amaryllis-
see if I can get it to stand up straight....or almost straight
Either way,
today is our anniversary
and I've spent almost all of my life
with the man I love...
hmmm...dinner out? or in??

28 comments:

kim said...

Oh! Did you hear me gasp? It's really lovely. The softness comes through beautifully. Change my mind? Seriously? Nah!

Happy Anniversary!

lucky knitter said...

Oh, it looks beautiful. Great mods. Happy Anniversary! If you choose to stay in or go out, remember you can always change your mind if you want. :)

TD wool design said...

love what you've done with this! really beautiful.
havea wonderful anniversary!

mistybliss said...

perfect yarn to cocoon yourself in... i *love* it! Hope you have a wonderful wedding anniversay - congratulations xxx

Renee said...

Your 'almost' Aimee is really lovely. The gray is beautiful.
Happy Anniversary ~ have a wonderful evening. I'd opt to order in, but that's because it's so darned cold here.

YarnSnob said...

I change my mind all the time! You done great on this, that gray is really you and great mods too. I love how it curls over, nice!

Happy anniversary! Stay "in" too cold, knit instead :)
xx

nicole said...

cheers to my wonderful parents!
your aimee is fabulous!
stay in it's much too cold!

zebraknits said...

Happy anniversary!!! Enjoy your day in or out.

i love the gray and the softness of Aimee.

tiennie said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

tiennie said...

Forgot to say - how beautiful!

Eliza said...

congratulations!
Love the shoulder snuggly, and the flower. I can't get my amaryllis to bloom this year. Not sure what I did wrong.

janet said...

beautiful! love the grey. happy anniversary

MRS MJW said...

Wow. That looks yummy soft.

nicole said...

Happy happy anniversary!

I LOVE what you've ended up doing with that gorgeous yarn. I have the exact same shade of Cocoon in my stash, and I just can't settle on a pattern for it, I cherish it so. Like you said, woman's prerogative...

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Awwwww. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! That's wonderful ~ Steve and I are going on 20 years so maybe we'll catch up with you :)

You know I quite liked that design until I saw yours in the Cocoon and now I LOVE IT!!! Enjoy :)

sheepgeek said...

Happy Anniversary! I really like the soft grey that you chose. The photo with the radio flyer brought back some great memories. It's warm tones off set the caplet nicely.

Nora said...

Happy anniversary my sweet. x

[Swathed in beauty.]

kirsten said...

oh, happy day! congratulations.
and something snuggly to wear for the occasion. :)

_sandra_ said...

lovely yarn, and beautiful aimee...
have a wonderful anniversary!

Rosy said...

It's gorgeous and yes, it looks like a soft cocoon, a warm embrace.
Happy Anniversary, T!

Brittany Noel said...

Your new cocoon is certainly worth the changing of direction. And sewing is a lot warmer than sledding :) I hope you guys have a wonderful anniversary.

britt said...

congrats about your anniversary.

raining sheep said...

absolutely sublime .... there are no other words...well, except for Happy Anniversary.

TLCknits said...

Aimee is so pretty! Happy Anniversary!

Jane said...

Happy Belated Anniversary. Love Aimee! It's beautiful!

Alison Boon said...

I love the finished project

Jeanne said...

Very pretty - and happy anniversary!

amanda said...

Hope you had a lovely anniversary Theresa!