I Have Finished Something Else
October 16, 2003
Here’s David, Fiber Arts King, placidly modeling his fresh-from-finishing Jack n Eddie. This is remarkable on many fronts: 1. He wanted to wear this sweater. 2. He was happy to have his picture taken. 3. He needed to balance only one pumpkin on his head. He likes this sweater so much that he didn’t want to wear it at school because he was planning to play football (MY child play FOOTball?) and didn’t want to get it dirty.
I am so relieved to be done with this one. Totally impatient about it, maybe because I’m thinking a sweater like this is not such a big deal to do. (See entry below.)
For those of you following David’s adventures in fiber arts, he has recently been doing a lot of braiding, thanks to his art class. They’re up to five-strand braids, which I can’t do, and their medium of the moment is:
To feed the need, we went to Home Depot and bought 400 yards of neon colors, which of course got me thinking about what else a person could find to knit with at Home Depot: electric wire, copper wire, twine, roof felting, baling wire, metal chain, laundry line. A cornucopia of opportunity! “Excuse me, uh, Dwayne, what gauge do you think I’ll get with this phone cord?”
PS Connoisseurs will recognize the Kelly you knit for me behind the caution tape. I’m kind of liking neon with it. I see ruffles. Plastic ruffles.
PSS Mille grazie to all you fallible knitters out there who made me feel slightly less doofusoidal about my D- finishing effort yesterday. Ah, the humanity!