Wednesday, April 18, 2012

It's A Love/Hate Thing

I have a fondness for things that are love/hate. You know? Anything where people rarely go 'Yeah... I could go either way on that', the debating is just too fun!

Things like... Olives.
And Birkenstocks
And Camaros

All things that I love dearly, but make many people feel woozy with dislike.

Two more things that make my heart sing (and others hurl) are granny squares and day glow colours. So when I saw this cowl on Purl Bee, I thought to myself  'LYNN! DON'T PUT THAT CROCHET HOOK AWAY JUST YET!'

And I got right to work.

It helped that I had some retina searing hot pink languishing in my stash, which made me feel a little less silly about 100% stealing Purl Bee's colour scheme- it was just too hard to resist! It was time to put that hot pink yarn to good use, and away I went, off and running, clearly still in the thick of some kind of crochet-binge.

All hail the hot pink and the granny square.

Or should I say in this case, 'granny cowl'?

Info For All You 'Lovers' Out There

Pattern- Two Color Cowl by Purl Bee
Yarn- 1.5 skeins of Van der Rock Yarns (no colour number on label- also looks like this company is no longer) and 1.5 skeins of Shibui Sock in shade 402 'Sand'
Hook- 3 mm

It's a granny square, but it's a tube! HELLO FUN TIMES!
OH! I just thought of another real love/hate thing with people!

Day glow nail polish.
China Glaze 'Pink Voltage'

And I'm pretty sure you know where I stand on that one.

Cherry Blossoms in High Park on Sunday afternoon

Happy cherry blossom season everyone!


buttons and beeswax said...

I love it!

Someone brought salted liquorice into our office this week, that spured a debate! I think I'm on the fence though..

Lynn Farintosh said...

Well now that more LynnLike. I was getting worried you had been captured and replaced with an earthtone loving alien replica! LOVE IT!

Truly Myrtle said...

Wow! My daughter would totally dig this! Hot pink is her absolute favourite colour...

Renee said...

I love that colour combination - it's rad. All for day glo nail polish too! The cowl looks wonderful, well done :D

mkonieczki said...

I can't say I connect with the Cameros and Birkenstocks, but I do love olives, and I would 210% rock a hot pink scarf! Yours looks great!

Anonymous said...

With you on the Birkenstocks, olives and Camaros. Like the pink - don't wear the pink, though. As for salted licorace, definitely NOT. LOL

Lynn One, Purl Two said...

Ooooooh... I'm most definitely a lover of salted liquorice! Delcious!