Some projects just reach that critical decision point that can not be crossed. I would tell you just how long this project decision has been percolating, but for the fact that your heart may not stand the shock. The decision I cannot seem to make is whether this should be a pillow or a tapestry.....
Despite it's long neglect, I really do love this project. The yarn is Rowan wool and the colors sing to me. I also love it because the landscape reminds me of our trip to Patagonia back in the mid 90s. While I'm certainly not well traveled by some standards, I have trod on some pretty exotic soils and the Patagonia region would count among them. You likely have seen a National Geographic program on this area featuring a lonely bird hunkered down to keep warm as a bitter wind whips about its feathers. That's not staged.
The scenery is stunning though. We took a tour of Torres del Paine National Park that encompassed Andean condors, awe inspiring waterfalls, jewel toned lakes, icebergs afloat, glaciers, craggy mountain peaks, exotic wildlife, and sheep. Lots of sheep. I saw gauchos riding herd over vast flocks of sheep scattered over what seemed like miles. Unfortunately I don't have any digital pictures from this trip, but I found these pictures that could be mine. In fact, wait, I think I recognize myself standing next to the waterfall! Oh, no, sorry, my mistake. I think they took the same tour we did.
Don't go for the food, though. I had a most disappointing meal while there.
See how I use any excuse to avoid the decision that must be made. I'm hoping the axiom "a problem shared is a problem halved" will prove true. Really, it's cathartic just to discuss it. Although I don't feel any closer to a decision. Steve feels strongly a tapestry would be nice. I like the idea of a pillow, but I am concerned that a pillow won't work well with our decidely modern decor. Let's talk more about Patagonia instead! While you are there be sure to stop at the Cave of Milodon!
Project Specs: Vogue Knitting Magazine - a really, really, really old issue that I've regrettably lost; US 4 needles; Rowan wool; stockinette stitch with a small amount of embroidery embellishment. Purchased as a kit.