Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Almost Famous

Dear M,

OMG, OMG, OMG, that is the greatest picture ever. That Ronald is a brilliant photographer. If he ever wants to give up his career as a surfing biologist, he could totally do knitwear photos for a living. But seriously though, that thing is huge. I like the idea of a wearable blanket, do you think your Mom would make one for me? I'd ask my Mom but she hasn't really done any fiber work since she cross-stitched me a Christmas Ornament circa 1981.

Did notmartha design that? Wow. And also, why does notmartha rock so hard?? Every time she posts I learn something new. Must be because she lives in Seattle.
In knitting news, I have been working hard on Staci's wedding shawl and it is FINISHED!

We took these pics on Sunday, which was INSANELY windy so please excuse the crazy hair and rather hurried photos. I almost didn't want to do it, but then I thought of the fans and was determined (must have been inspired by your previous post... also I was on a sugar high from eating too many Thin Mints). I think it came out pretty good, right? Does it look bridal enough? Grandpa said it "should be fuzzier" but I don't think the bride would be thrilled by that prospect.

Also it will look better over a wedding dress rather than a $7 t-shirt from Old Navy, but you get the drift. It only took 3 skeins of the Debbie Bliss Cathay I bought on super sale at Wildfiber (I mean come on, $5 a skein for DB?!). You cannot pass that up. It's nice and soft and blocked out well, but is a tad splitty so it was sometimes a little annoying to work with.

Wow. You can TOTALLY see where I arsed (warning: I am a Yarn Harlot groupie) up the shoulder seam. Yikes, that is so not cute. I guess it's time I come clean and let you all know that I am not that great of a knitter. I can sort of follow a pattern and sometimes understand gauge, but for the most part I'm pretty hopeless. Whenever I actually swatch (which is almost never) I have to take it to Knit Knight so Rose can tell me which needle size looks best. I am telling you - hopeless!

Anyhoodle, in other news I totally forgot to tell you that I am (slightly) famous! Amy Singer loves me!! Okay not really. But I DID make it into the 2008 Knitting Calendar Contest Honorable Mention Gallery. Woo hoo!! I only recently discovered that I had been given such an honor for reasons that are too embarrassing to divulge here (namely that I was bored one day, Googled myself, and found that I was listed under Knitty in Flickr). See? Embarrassing. I will understand if you no longer want to be friends. The list has been up since November. Oops.

Neal was understandably disappointed that our joint venture (I bought the yarn knitted the bowls, felted the bowls and posed for the pictures - he took the pictures) was not going to be forever immortalized in an official Knitting calendar but since there are 87 photos in the set and 12 more made it into the calendar... that means some people didn't make it into anything at all, right? Right?! Tell me I'm not totally delusional. More than 99 people entered pictures, I'm sure. Probably.

Love and marriage,

1 comment:

spinsterbat said...

The shawl looks great, and very wedding-y. And no, grandpa doesn't know what he is talking about. I can't wait to see your new projects.