Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Captivated and a Vote



Captivate:  To capture as by beauty or excellence. (New Webster's Dictionary)



Recently, I saw a pattern on Ravelry that absolutely captivated my imagination!  I couldn't wait to start.  With a choice of only dark brown, bright orange or pastel green as a mohair background color, I forged ahead with dark brown because I just could. not. wait. a moment longer. (If you look around, you can tell I don't hate the color brown.)



Dreambird by Nadita Swings.

Four feathers down and several more (about 16) to go, I simply love it.  However, note that my tailored, conservative daughter did confirm my suspicions that this does not qualify as an "heirloom knit":  as in, she will not really appreciate this one after I'm "gone".  LOL!  While I on the other hand can hardly wait to don my wings.  (Though it does look like I won't be able to take flight for awhile... I'm slow with this one.)



The Monster has a mouth.  Now, for a votechange the green trim to dark b-yue or leave it green?

May something captivate your imagination this week...
blessings ~ tanna

35 comments:

From the Kitchen said...

I say change the color to whatever will get it on that cute little head. My dear friend is going to be a grandmother in August. She is also a fine knitter. This morning, I told her that when we are next together, I'm going to show her your blog and Amanda's blog so she can get some adorable ideas for a wee one. Of course, I'll be sure and scroll to find that adorable little dress as well.

Best,
Bonnie

kathy b said...

Your dreambird colors are amazing. I LOVE the way it is knitting up. THat chair is divine looking.....So inviting!

Susan said...

What an outstanding pattern,. I can see how it caught your heart. Looking forward to a real class ending on this one. As to the trim color on the hat....I think your little man is ready to express his own opinions. I say go for his advice. Susan

TexWisGirl said...

i like the green trim, but if the boy wants blue...

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love what your are knitting and I love the green on the hat.

Debbie said...

Well, I happen to love the green, but the little head for which it is intended wasn't fond of green as I recall. So... I am voting b-you.

And I laughed about the nonheirloom, which I happen to agree is very pretty!

Christine said...

What's with our daughters?
Mine keeps asking me, "When you die, can I have that?".
(She isn't as refined as your daughter.)

Strut your feathers like a Peacock when you wear your shawl because it's beautiful.

Voting for blue only because Big Little Man wants blue.

Donna said...

Tell your lovely daughter my address...I think it is heirloom quality...great colors and a little quirky!
The green? Hmmmm. I think perhaps, Biggest Little Man doesn't think this one is heirloom either, but will Roo wear it? Of course, Roo will probably wear it no matter what color and BLM might weari it if it is b-yue...so, maybe go ahead and make it b-yue. That's my vote.
<3

Jen Price said...

Ha! That's too funny! Well, at least she's honest with you. I'm really liking that green honestly.

Chatty Crone said...

I wish I had the words to tell you how pretty I think that is. Breathe taking.

And I like the green - the way it is.

sandie

Kate I said...

The green looks great to me but I think you mentioned earlier that the little man didn't like it so....maybe a nana's gotta do what a nana's gotta do!

The feather wrap is truly a work of art Tanna...just so beautiful!!

kate i said...

The green looks great to me but I think you mentioned earlier that the little man didn't like it so....maybe a nana's gotta do what a nana's gotta do!

The feather wrap is truly a work of art Tanna...just so beautiful!!

Deb said...

I love your projects Tanna...awesome

Pammy Sue said...

I like the green!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love your new wrap, the colors are gorgeous! And I like the green on the hat, but I seem to recall little man liked blue, so.... :)

Have a nice day!

Lauri said...

I am just now catching up on your blog from the past couple of weeks. You have some truly wonderful creations from 2012!! And I just love all the updates of your little men, and of course now your little lady. Those bows of hers are awesome! She is so adorable!!

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

I'm captivated by it and the chair. And I like the green on the monster but.....

Melissa aka twoknitwit said...

I LOVE THE GREEN :))

Mary said...

At least she is honest with you, Tanna :-). Should you pre-decease me I'd be happy to relieve your estate of disposal worries. I think it is unique. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Sandy said...

My goodness I love this, Tanna! Just beautiful! And so unusual. As for the cap, I love the green but think it would be fun to ask your little man what color he would like it to be.

Tricia said...

Oh I love the green! No changes in color :) Thanks for letting me vote! They are both wonderful. The chair is wonderful, your room is wonderful, oh you are wonderful too!

JH said...

Dream bird is an absolute perfect name for this artfully wonderful shawl! It is majorly in the top 2% of your magnificant creations... I am certain! And my vote is: KEEP THE GREEN JUST THE WAY IT IS!

Marissa said...

I say leave it green! Beautiful work!

Bonnie said...

Can't wait to see it finished. You are amazing.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I like green... but the little man is the boss.
Love the new project too!

Wanda said...

Oh the decor and colors are wonderful. As far as the hat...I have to agree..The little man is boss!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

The monster hat is perfect with the green. He is adorable, by the way. :)

Ok, I am really gonna have to stop visiting your blog if you keep this up! Another awesome pattern that I want to knit. Gosh, woman...do you ever sleep? :)

Of course I'd never really stop visiting your blog, you have too many awesome projects! Keep up the good knits (works).

Hugs and blessings always dear friend.

Amanda said...

Casting the vote from the only one who matters over here: "b-yue. I want it all b-yue. No other colors." And there you have it. LOL!

RoeH said...

I love it all. And if you ever quit loving that chair, send it my way. I'll pay. :)

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

Oh how beautiful...it just goes with you..your work is just a piece of art

Oh I love the lime green..it is just toooooooooooooo precious!

SouthernHeart said...

The Dream Bird colors and design are exquisite! I love wearing brown! As to the adorable Monster cap, how hard is it to change the colors? I'm thinking, for you, not very. The green is striking and adorable but apparently the only vote that matters on the comment board has already been heard: b'yue! ;-)

podso said...

That is an amazing piece you are working on --heirloom for someone .. you do have that granddaughter ... who may appreciate it many years later. It certainly looks beautiful right where it is and the colors are wonderful. As to the hat, I love the green as it makes it even more fun, but if your little young man has a choice, send him the picture and ask him. I remember my grandfather involving me in some decisions like that --all in fun and to make me feel important of course, He wrote me an official letter on his office stationery and had drawn three types of ties in three circles, asking me to suggest which one I thought my father would like for a Christmas present. :-)

Stephanie V said...

Oh, Tanna...I love it! I saw your photo on ravelry this morning as well. I want one, too! Of course it's an heirloom. We don't all love the future heirlooms when we're young. They assume their high status much later.

I was also captivated by the rug on your footstool.

Stephanie V said...

Oh, forgot my vote. I like the green because it is more monster-ous. But I think my grandson would tell me to change to the blue.

steph said...

I like the green....but, b-yue it probably must be!!! I'm captivated by that knit,too!!!! It's lovely----and if daughter is anything like mine---she just might change her mind when she sees it done!!!

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