Well…I set out this morning to write a post about the Art and Craft debate, after visiting the Kentucky Crafted Market this weekend and having a heated debate amongst friends over issues concerning Art and Craft. Instead, I got overwhelmed with the immensity of the post and decided I needed more time to mull this over before I share and/or ultimately bore you!
So instead I settled on a lovely little post about what I am up to today. No no, it’s nothing profound, entertaining perhaps, and what with this crazy weather we are having in March it does not seem at all inappropriate! See fig. 1.0
On a whim (and the encouragement of friends) I bought this rather sparkly yarn, not typical of my person…see fig. 1.1
For the last few weeks I’ve been having trouble deciding what I will make, if anything at all. Clearly it cannot be something too flashy because the yarn already takes the prize on that account.
I’m not sure if you are a knitter but…if you are I will be a bore for just a second and if you are not and want to or just begun, I’ma bout to drop some knowledge on yo-ass.
I perused the two sites about as long as I’ve had the yarn. I finally found something I think will work…see fig. 1.2
This hat will be a quick knit, which ultimately means instant gratification and in this weather I need it. And from time to time who doesn’t need a little quick knit pick-me-up?
After skimming the pattern I found my yarn is not ideal for this specific pattern, but I feel confident in my skillz, I will make a few adjustments and hopefully have a completed hat to show you by the end of this week (more realistically Monday)!
Also this weekend I’m taking a quick trip to Athens Georgia to see my friend Margot Ecke of Smokey Road Press. She is opening a bookbinding and letterpress shop in downtown Athens for printers, artist, and bookbinders to print and bind. I will also be interviewing her for a new series on the blog called Face, Space, Place. So keep an eye out!
I should have plenty-o-time to knit this baby on the plane...assuming TSA doesn’t have anything to say about it. They are made of bamboo people, and I have no upper body strength…really how much damage could a blunt tipped knitting needle in the hands of a paltry girl do?!
Thanks for bearing with me through this totally self-indulgent knitting post!! I hope it might’ve been helpful to some and enjoyable to others! I will post pictures as soon I finish the hat and I will post that Art and Craft debate just as soon as I can get a handle on it!
Remember to always support your local craftspeople when possible!!
P.S. I mentioned the weather frequently in this post due to the fact we are having intense rain intermixed with snow and lots of it…in March and its Kentucky…