... Do you really want me to finish such a silly little joke ('cause I will)? Or would you rather I just said, February is such a lovely month! All the shiny, muted, frosty, glittery pinks and reds in every store and shop window, how could anyone have a bad mood in February?! I think if February had a texture, it would feel like a giant (pink, of course) marshmallow. Anyway, I was so smitten with February in January that every time I devoted some time to making something it turned out at least slightly reflecting how I was aching for this fabulous little month.
It started off sneakily enough ... just a hot-pink button on "something
I was trying out" -- you know, those projects you're just not so sure
about, but you'll go ahead with it anyway. I think I've heard just about
every negative comment ever posted about eyelash yarn, and how
"serious" knitters wouldn't dream of knitting anything with it ... fair
enough, I guess I'm not a serious knitter then! I can see how it
wouldn't be every one's taste, but I like fashion, writing, music,
art--pretty much everything with a little tongue in cheek attitude.
Besides, I think we'd all be a little bit better off with a dash of
whimsy in our lives now and then, and if that comes in the form of a
"fun fur" knitted collar peeking up from the inside of your coat in late
winter/early spring, then so be it (for me personally, this wouldn't
even be the most ridiculous thing I've worn this week)!
yearning for February started becoming slightly more obvious with my
next creation. This is the one I've been working over and over again in
my mind, trying to figure out just how i wanted it to look, and how I'd
make it look that way ... instead
of a rumpled mess thrown on the floor in frustration! To my delight, I
think it totally worked out! I tried a
little search for fabric fortune
cookie instructions, but nothing was really giving me the look I knew I
wanted, so I just shook it off like a puppy after a bath, and made up my
own as I went. Which, I think, is more fun anyway (after my brain stops
exploding, at least).
then somewhere while all of this was going on, I decided the dictionary
needed a new picture next to "tedious" and this is what I came up with:
Why yes, those are toothpicks I'm using as knitting needles. I must be a crafting masochist! I won't be happy until my fingers are officially
tied in knots around themselves. In my defense, it's not like I was
knitting a scarf or something. I just wanted to see, first of all, if it
could be done, and all I really wanted to do was a couple of little
patches that I can easily use along the way in another project somehow.
So it's not like it was a complete waste of time ... just a partial one!
was my first time making one of those as well ... yeah it was a
success, I mean as far as fuzzy pom poms go. I'm still trying to get
this sizing and gauge business down, but until I learn I guess it's a
pretty good thing that I also happen to love ridiculous, technicolor
hats too! So that's what I've been up to lately, whilst dreaming of
February, I hope the streak continues all through the month, and I can
polish a few new found skills, and maybe discover a couple more while
I'm at it.