26 May 2011

Please help me choose!

Some of you may remember that I convinced the wonderful (well, she didn't need much convincing because she is so wonderful!) Dee from Saffron Dyeworks to create a new color of her Enya Sock for a little fundraising shawl pattern for my sons' swim team, the Neptunes. The Neptunes, like so many other swim teams, have been having a very difficult time of it because of the shaky economy in my county. Though this isn't a nation- or world-wide cause, the team is very close to our hearts in this family - swimming is a terrific sport - and I am hoping to help out as much as possible. There are quite a few kids whose parents are unable to pay the dues, and added scholarships (swimmerships?) have been helping to drain the team's coffers.

For the pattern, $5 of each purchase will go to the Neptunes team. And the afore-mentioned wonderful Dee has pledged $5 from each skein of 50 that she will make available for pre-order, as well as $5 per skein ordered within a three month period (she will set the dates on that one). We are all so excited and thankful here that I can hardly tell you!

Well...Dee just sent me three gorgeous watery colors, and I can't decide which to choose! So I showed them to the boys (my two younger ones and the older one) and they each chose a different one! Will you help me please? I took a picture of them, but the colors are so vibrant that the picture doesn't really do them justice.
#1 is probably most like clear blue pool water, with a little grey thrown in; #2 is the stunning green of the San Francisco Bay right near Angel Island, and #3 is the brilliant turquoise of the South Pacific near a white sandy beach. Which can you absolutely not resist?

Please leave me a comment and let me know which one you love best!

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Blogger Anni said...

They're all stunning but I'd go for number 3.

12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My vote is for #3!

12:47 PM  
Blogger Rosemarie Buchanan said...

Definitely #3. And I was a competative swimmer as a kid, then lifeguard and swimming instructor. So I get the "swim team" stuff!

Good luck.


12:48 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

They are all fabulous but #2 makes me think of my most favorite beach water.

12:48 PM  
Blogger Rosemarie Buchanan said...

#3, for sure.

I was a competative swimmer as a kid and through my teens, then lifeguard and swimming instructor, and spent a summer coaching a seasonal swim club. I get the swim team thing!

Good luck!!

12:49 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

Love 'em all, but #3 gets my choice. My thinking is that I would most often be wearing jeans in the stands, and that color would work best with most of my denim!

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Leah said...

I totally vote for #3...I'm first, so that carries more weight right? :-)

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Ruth G. said...

I love number 3..They are all beautiful and Dee is such a wonder with colors..But if I had to choose..number 3 really talks to me!! Ruth G.

12:57 PM  
Blogger Jennie said...

I thought your question was going to be, "Which one fits the Neptune swim team best?" to which I would reply, 1.

But the one I can't resist is definitely 3.

12:58 PM  
Anonymous Kristen said...

Lovely and generous! Numbers two and three are most beautiful to me personally, with the edge going to number three. It's just so rich and deep!

12:59 PM  
Blogger Stirling said...

Those are some seriously beautiful colors, and this is a brutal question, but I think I'd have to go with #3.

I can't wait to see what you make!

1:00 PM  
Blogger SpinningMommy said...

I'd go with #1. That definitely says water to me.

1:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love number three.

1:04 PM  
Blogger Emy said...

Number 3!

1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't go wrong with any of the three, but I would choose #3. South Pacific Turquoise and white sand beaches sounds heavenly.

1:06 PM  
Anonymous Liz said...

Number 2, but then again, I get all squishy inside when I see green. But I love it, seriously beautiful!

1:08 PM  
Blogger Chrisknits said...

3!!!!! I love that deep blue. And having been to tropical waters, it calls to me.

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't pick. Seriously. They're all beautiful, but together they're AMAZING. So I'm going to cheat and ask you to design something using 2 *and* 3.

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Beth said...

In that photo, my eye went first to number 3. Gorgeous.

1:14 PM  
Blogger kleggett said...

#1, it is the closest to the color of pool water and swim teams normally swim in pools.

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Julie said...

Green is my favorite color so I choose #2. My next choice would be #3 but all are lovely. Can't wait to see the project!

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Mary B. said...

I like #3 - reminds me of the colors of the sea!

1:23 PM  
Anonymous knitomi said...

For me it is # 3
Images of South Pacific waters and warm sandy beaches may have influenced my decision :)
the weather in the Puget Sound area
has been very cool and dreary.
Go team,

1:25 PM  
Blogger cmflame said...

Though they're all beautiful,I'd have to go with #2. It really makes me think of moving water, I love all the different shades in there!

1:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

#3 for sure!

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Eileen said...

Love #2- it reminds me of Maui's water. And it's cheery.

1:49 PM  
Blogger nursenikkiknits said...

Gorgeous. It's #1 for me!

1:50 PM  
Anonymous alysha tree-stalsworth said...

Number 3 is my vote

2:02 PM  
Blogger Alex Klein said...

I'm going with #3!

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


2:41 PM  
Blogger goldwman said...

two three....its' a toss up. But I'll vote for 3. gorgeous

2:45 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I think #2 looks most like pool water, but #1 is the one that I love the most. It has a beautiful complexity that draws me in!

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Deb Robbins said...

Number 3 is my pick, then 2.

3:34 PM  
Blogger sue said...

They are really beautiful but number 3 would be the one going home with me if I saw them.

3:37 PM  
Blogger MelThomas said...

I vote for number 2!

4:21 PM  
Anonymous Anastasia said...

I've looked at the picture a few times today & everytime I'm drawn to #1.

4:33 PM  
Blogger Stripeyspots said...

It's all about number one for me... Love the colourways!

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

#3 Absolutely!

4:46 PM  
Anonymous sheralynn said...

Can I say all of them? It would be fantastic to have that option - they would all follow me home!

5:03 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Number 2 has my vote. I love that green!

6:14 PM  
Anonymous StCroixLady said...

#3. They are all gorgeous!!

6:19 PM  
Blogger Yarnhog said...

Oh, 2, of course. 2!

6:24 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

I love them all but I would chose #3

6:30 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

I vote for #3

6:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having just returned from the Jumento Cays in the Bahamas, while cruising on our boat, I would choose #3 - it is just like the beautiful clear blue of the water there. We could see 25 feet to the bottom. Just beautiful.

6:37 PM  
Blogger Colette said...

My choice in order are #3, #1 then #2. All are lovely!

6:45 PM  
Blogger troy and christina said...

#3. Love them all!

7:22 PM  
Blogger lesizmo said...

I vote for #2.

7:31 PM  
Blogger kaykatrn said...

#3. If that's not a "go", then #1. They are all beautiful.

7:54 PM  
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7:54 PM  
Anonymous valerie Young said...

number 3 for me!

8:19 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Number one!!!!! subtle but distinct
color variations. Some of the best years of my son's growing up was spent on the swim team up here in Arcata. The co-ed nature of the team was such a good environment for a developing boy.

8:59 PM  
Blogger bella said...

I have to go with number one, absolutely!
Good luck picking!

9:37 PM  
Blogger Brittany said...

2 is beautiful!

9:44 PM  
Blogger Connie said...

3 is my favorite!

9:59 PM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

#3 is stunning, but very Caribbean. For a local swim team, I'd pick #1.

10:22 PM  
Anonymous dee said...

#2 does look like pool water, but #3 just draws me in....beautiful! Best wishes!

11:11 PM  
Anonymous dee said...

Ooops! I meant to say that #1 looks most like the pool, but #3 is irresistible. #2 is lovely, tho!

11:15 PM  
Blogger marie-france said...

I love them all but 3 is my favourite!

12:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3. That's the one I zeroed in on before ever reading the post, so that's the one it's going to be.

1:36 AM  
Anonymous Sandra said...

#3 no question.
I think you may have underestimated if you plan to sell only 50

1:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love them all, but #3 gets my vote if I need to choose. Go Neptunes!

3:09 AM  
Blogger JackieLemon said...

Fabulous colors. If I had to pick, i'd pick #3

3:29 AM  
Blogger laceandsteam said...

I'm torn between #1 and #3. #1 is perfectly pool water and I'm drawn to it, but I love love love #3 and would be compelled to buy it. I could talk myself out of #1.

Oh, wait. Make it #1. I don't need more yarn.

5:21 AM  
Blogger Beverly said...

I can't resist #3. That is the water in which I want to swim!!

6:34 AM  
Anonymous Word Lily said...

I vote #1.

6:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My personal taste leads me to number 3. Love it!

6:57 AM  
Blogger Ruby said...

I vote for number 3 for the brilliant colors of the sea. I love #2, but #3 says brilliant seas to me.



7:23 AM  
Blogger JelliDonut said...

They are all gorgeous but #1 is something I haven't seen before. LOVE #3 but it feels very familiar. I'd be apt to chose the one that doesn't look like anything else in my stash, but that's just me. Really, I do love them all!

7:25 AM  
Anonymous FloraPoste said...

I like #1 the best.

8:16 AM  
Blogger Juliaknit said...

From one Swim Mom to another they are all gorgeous but I especially like #1.

8:17 PM  
Blogger Suzi Musse said...

Tradução do português para inglês

I love the three colors equally.
but if you have to choose one ...
I think it would be in the 3

a good Sunday

7:32 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

I think #1 is the prettiest.

12:23 AM  
Blogger Gail said...

I like three, San Francisco Bay.... nostalgia.

3:22 AM  

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