Shocking Yet True Rumors
August 22, 2008
I need to address some rumors that are floating around out there about our new book, Mason-Dixon Knitting Outside the Lines.
It has been said that there are projects that are not square in it. That we are putting patterns out there for things that are not dishcloths, hand towels, blankets, and bathmats.
That there may be projects with sleeves.
It is true that our first book was composed of projects that almost universally fell into the categories of square, rectangular, and almost square. It’s true that there is no lack of garter stitch in that book.
So I can understand why folks who liked the squareness of things, the garter stitchiness of things in that first book might be worried that this new book is going to be somehow hard or otherwise not square.
All I can say is “Fear not!” “Worry not!” This is going to be fun. The longer we all knit, the more we are trying exotic and fascinating techniques that make us feel really clever. That’s what we’re focusing on in this new book, and I think that anyone who has made it through the Ballband Dishcloth can handle what’s coming up.
Granted, there are a few projects that I would be hard pressed to describe, if you asked me to name what shape they are.
What shape is this? Zigzagulous?
And this thing? Parallelotrapezangular?
I will point out, however, that the rug shown at the top is undeniably rectangular. We haven’t gone totally nuts. Yet.
PS Thanks to everyone for taking pity on me regarding the Sea Monkeys. The voted ended up a sturdy 59.8% against the idea of activating the Sea Monkeys, 40.2% pro-monkey.
It did occur to me last night, as I fixed dinner and stared at that little foil packet of potential Sea Monkeys, that I may have stumbled upon the perfect pet. Low maintenance? I’m talking NO maintenance! I’m sticking that packet in my wallet and taking it everywhere I go, my dusty little friends never far away.