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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Look how Different We Are!!!!

Yummy beer tasting
My bff and I have a lot in common. We both like the same kind of movies and the same food, (expect for tomatoes, which she hates and I love. Whenever we eat out this works out in my favour.) We love good wine and beer.  When we introduce ourselves to new people we tell them "we like to keep things simple" because we share the same name.  

And most importantly, we both love to knit.
She is my knitting Guru. Without her enabling tendencies encouragement I never would have picked up the needles as an adult and would have more money in the bank less wonderful knitted objects.  On occasion we have even been known to knit the same projects, sometimes at the same time.  But that is where the similarities end.  What we envision in our heads makes our final products very different.

Take our Multnomahs ; same project, same number of stitches. Two very different yarns created two very different wraps.
She went for a much bulkier yarn producing something super cozy and warm and I chose a Dk silk blend making something my BFF calls "classy" .

The same thing has happened with our Urbanas.  Having our own mini knit-a-long, we each cast our projects on and again two different yarns are producing two different final products.  This time at least we are both using Indigodragonfly yarn.  She                            picked a slightly heavier weight and mine is in lace.
By the time that we are both finished, the same project is going to look very different.

Only our Boneyards have come out very similar.  This time we both had almost the same weight and we made two final products that do actually resemble each other.

I think that it's fascinating that even within a pattern there is room for so much diversity and creativity.  It also goes to prove that yarn selection is really important for making the final product look the way you want it to.  And if my BFF reads this, ('cause I know she will ,) love you and keep giving me those tomatoes.


  1. Happy, nay delighted to pass on the tomatoes! Looking forward to seeing how the Urbanas turn out, and comparing the differences.

  2. This is why I knit some patterns twice. It's so much fun to see how different yarns will change the pattern. You're very lucky to have such a wonderful enabler. You two seem very cool. :)

  3. How sweet you have someone to do all knit-alongs with. It's interesting to see different results!

  4. That's really interesting - I like looking at rav projects to see how differently things can turn out when knit by different people - must be cool to see it in real life ;)

  5. beautiful yarn choices!..i too love knitting the same pattern in different yarns

  6. It must be great to have a best friend who has the same likes as you do, even though your projects do turn out different. Found you in Rav