Monday, March 31, 2008

I is for Indecision

On a whim, I decided to join NaBloPoMo - National Blog Posting Month. Basically, you promise to post once a day for a month. Now I've got to figure out how to stick to the theme of the month - Letters. I'm jumping the gun by one night, but hey. All I could think of is what's above.

If I were really creative and brilliant and had oodles of time and energy, I'd have some sort of coded message that would go all month and have a huge prize for whoever got it right.

It will probably be enough to have people guess how many nights I'll actually post!

Why the indecision, you might ask? I've got four inches knit on the RocketGansey-dottir, and soon I'll need to make a decision about what stitch pattern I'm going to use. I got the book "Michael Pearson's Traditional Knitting; Aran, Fair Isle and fisher ganseys" (Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1984) on InterLibrary Loan, and I can't make up my mind. (insert the standard joke about having lost my mind, and needing to find it again)

Oh, the possibilities...

It strikes me that the farmer folk had very plain sweaters, the fisher folk fancier patterns in knit/purl combinations, the Aran sweaters had complex cables but still just one color, and the Fair Isle sweaters were multi-colored. I wonder what sociological implications are there?

I did meet my fiber goals this weekend. I got all the wool spun for the tapestry, about 3 skeins worth. That, plus my dye day, and I'm a happy camper.

I ought to make a list for what's next, but it's late, and time to go to bed.


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