Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Styling help!

Hey -- I have a Completed Knitted Garment to show you!!! Now if I could figure out how to wear it ...

This is Watershed, which I planned to finish before our trip to Colorado, so I would have a nice little coverup for those cold mountain evenings. Needless to say, I knitted it while in Colorado, and it did indeed keep my lap warm on those cool evenings.

All is not lost, however -- I will be going to the library this afternoon, where the temperature will be about 20 degrees cooler than the outside air. Usually it's about 30 degrees cooler, but we are having a rare spell of moderate weather, so the outdoors is not as furnace-like as usual.

But how shall I wear it? Specifically, would you leave the collar flat, as in the above picture and this next one?

Or would you fold it over?

I like them both.

We have had Big Changes around here:

These guys were about 5 weeks old at that point. Unfortunately the smallest one (in the middle here) died overnight. We were all shocked and saddened, and fearful for the others. But they have been fine -- energetic, healthy, and eating well. It just doesn't make sense.

And now I must go give the remaining two baths (fleas) -- wish me luck!


Caroline M said...

I like the collar both ways, I think I prefer it up but I know that it would bug me to feel it at the back of my neck.

Kitten wrangling eh? You really know how to have a good time. I can see them now scaling the shelves in the wool room, dragging down those inviting bags of bedding.

Leigh said...

I love the versatility of the design. I have to admit that I'm partial to collars like that though. The purple is gorgeous, BTW.

The kittens are so cute! So sad about the littlest one. Some are so hard to understand.

saintchristophe said...

Bonjour Cynthia,
For the died kitten, we call them "culot de portée" that is the bottom of the litter, the smallest among the others, because he cannot eat enough because the others are stronger and do not let him reach the teat.Next time, give him some milk : bottle-feed him. It's so sadness for kids to see that !