Tuesday, March 9, 2010
...I finished something. Quite some achievement given the recent knitty track record, which is all multiple castings-on and then only attention deficiency.
Now who’d have thunk a simple rib stitch Noro scarf could prove a rollercoaster? After Kate gifted two balls of gorgeousness, in my impatience to get started, I purchased extras in the most muted of the not very muted range currently available from Sunspun. As a consequence, there have been colour challenges.
Actually, there was a different challenge involving a kid swimming lesson, a wayward yarn ball, a toddler saving the day and a mother emitting an undignified, reverberating-in-bad-acoustics shriek, as she caught toddler (and yarn ball) at one fell (and tangled) swoop. But then that was all over, the swimmers resumed swimming, the toddler toddlering, the knitter knittering – until she struck the disarming and utterly random combination (that comes with using two balls of wool in a stripe effect) of grass green and lurid purple. There have been other such similarly challenging colour examples...
Similarly Challenging Colour Example One:
Similarly Challenging Colour Example Two:
But just when things were getting way too much, something lovely would happen.
Something Lovely Would Happen Example One:
Something Lovely Would Happen Example Two:
In the end I opted for faith in the big picture. I’m glad I did:
1. This scarf can co-ordinate with any colour.
2. Every kid who has seen it so far has said ‘Whoar!’ which I choose to assume is generally complimentary and not just because it’s an impressive mile long.
3. I can barrack for any (and simultaneously every) footy team deigning to play in a sporting fashion (the colours are in there somewhere) – or more likely, no footy team at all.
4. I shall be appropriately clad for future Doctor Who viewing as I channel Tom Baker (while mourning David Tennant’s spiffy sneakers and wondering what the new Doctor’s trademark shall be, if not a foppish hairdo).
Calling local embroiderers, sewers, crochet persons (‘crocheters’ sounds wrong, wrong, wrong(?)) and knitters...have you heard? The Stitches & Craft Show are in need of know-how for the Craft Bars. Should you wish to volunteer your help at the Sydney (14–18 April), Canberra (22-25 April) or Melbourne (05-09 May) shows, wing an email over to: firstname.lastname@example.org
All kindred crafty helper-outer-ers receive two free tickets, a lunch voucher and a Stitches Tote Bag...