She says with relief. Tough week.
Roi asked another good question:
Looking at Abalone this a.m. and seeing how you used a perfectly contrasting color thread to sew the buttons on reminded me of Meg’s article, “Fussy Knitting” in the last VKI. Would you describe yourself as a fussy knitter?
First of all, I sewed the buttons on Abalone using the dark green wool that is part of Abalone, so doing so doesn’t count as being fussy. If I had indeed found the perfect color of knitting thread . . . now that would be fussy.
Am I a fussy knitter? I don’t think so. I very very rarely rip out and do something over because it doesn’t meet my standards the first time. I think this is due to laziness and impatience. I have both of those traits in abundance.
Is being fussy an inherited trait? I wonder. It’s interesting to contemplate, because I think my mother and her mother were complete opposites of each other on the fussiness scale.
My grandmother was a wild woman. She acted on impluse, threw things together any old way. And she was a heckuva lot of fun to be around when I was a kid. Of course, one had to put up with the occasional sandwich made from Cheetos and pickle relish on white bread, because if she didn’t have the proper ingredients to make something, she’d substitute with whatever she happened to have. Sometimes this worked. Sometimes it didn’t (see reference to Cheeto-pickle relish sandwich, above).
My mother, on the other hand, does everything by the book. Always follows instructions and everything always turns out perfect.
I think I fall somewhere in-between the two of them.
Abalone Sleeve Progress!
Hopefully early next week I’ll have an FO photo for ya.
I’ve had several questions over the past few weeks about the Lucy Calendar for 2005. All of which I’ve ignored.
So I think it’s about time to talk about it.
The other day, Mouse asked this question in my comments:
Lucy calendar question: would you prefer a portrait, or a, hm, rubenesque type painting? or both?
You see, when we first started talking about this, Mouse very kindly offered to do a portrait of Lucy for the calendar. So . . . what do you all think? what sort of picture of Lucy would you like to see? Leave a comment.
As for how the photos are coming . . .
I take at least 5 or 6 photos of Lucy every day. Some days many more. Many of them are calendar worthy, I think.
The plan I have brewing in my fevered little brain is to at some point late summer/early autumn narrow down the photos to a few dozen. Post small versions of them online, and let you all vote on which ones you want to see in the calendar. Sound good?
As for creating the calendar itself, I’m thinking Cafepress. It’ll make the calendar more expensive because they take quite a big chunk off the top, but I can’t see any other way of doing this project that wouldn’t involve a large outlay of cash by me up-front, and having to manage the mailing myself.
And we can figure out how much you think the mark-up from the Cafepress price should be to be reasonable, and still make some money for the rescue organization.
Sound good? If anyone has any other brilliant ideas, we at WendyKnits! are open to suggestions!
The February contest will be announced on Monday. Happy weekend, all!