Exhibit 1: Barbie pink Dayflower Daydream shawl. I like this pattern a lot. It's not very repetitive, so working on it doesn't get boring. Can you believe that I considered frogging the whole thing this weekend? Ever since I started knitting I kept thinking that the "solid" bits were too airy and that the flowers didn't show up well. But I plowed through because
Edit to and random babblering a la Rachel to push down the text below the photo. Is this enough yet? How about this? When I was little I had a dog named Winnie. I also had a rabbit named Fiddle, a hamster named Fuffy (not Fluffy!), and a nameless baby chick that was hatched in my mother's lab. I think that's enough now.
Exhibit 2: Raw materials for the Lotus Cardigan. I can't believe I bought this. I have been eyeing it for half a year. But it has steeks! stEEKs! I considered buying the magenta colorway, but Peter said that pink was better and I now know to trust his tastes in clothes for me.
I read through the pattern last night and it was a little unnerving. This pattern is very intimidating to me. I expected more hand-holding and coddling. Of course, that was an naive expectation. The Dale of Norway people have been churning out patterns like this for ages. They can assume that knitters know what they are doing. Perhaps I need to find a fair-isle expert to do the hand-holding and coddling.
I'm not sure when I'll start Lotus. Curlicue needs to be finished and then the Dragon Hoodie for Eva. Also, depending on what the swatch gods say, I may need to wait until my US size 3 Addis are freed from the Barbie shawl.
I can't decided whether or not I like memes. Some of them are fun, but I worry about boring people and I'm a little wary of tagging others. But this meme came to me via Cordelia and I know that I tagged her before, so I should be nice and play along.
List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they aren't very good. But the songs must be ones that you're enjoying now. Post these instructions in your blog along with your seven songs. Then, tag seven other people to see what they are listening to.
1. The Brady Bunch theme song (I received the 1st season on DVD as a Christmas gift)
2. "Last Midnight" from Into the Woods (I'm particularly fond of the "boom, squish" part)
3. Elgar's Cello Concerto in e minor (There's never a time that I'm not into this "song.")
4. "Oh What a Circus" from Evita (I like musicals)
5. "Popular" from Wicked (Did I mention that I like musicals?)
6. The Firebird Suite by Stravinsky
7. "New Horizons in Music Appreciation" by PDQ Bach (I don't listen to it often, but it is too funny. Scroll down for a link to an audio clip.)