saga of the hat
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on tangled’s blog.
pic taken by carolina of triple c photography.
from the rough idea thrashing about in my head
to scribbled notes on junk mail envelopes
(or whatever else is handy)
followed by the musical chairs of changing needle sizes and
the flurry of many balls in the air in search of just the ‘right’ one.
today i can say
because i did.
(legos and clay, duplos and playdough)
today they built with these old wooden beads
that used to be strung to hang curtain-like in a doorway
until the noise and the annoyance of having to pass through to enter that room
caused me to unstring them.
and i wonder,
when i am still for any space of time
(which has not happened much lately),
what they will build when they are grown.
then i dream of grand things
as i drift off to sleep
in whatever chair i had managed
to plop myself down into.
renew: to regain or restore the physical vigor of; to revive.
this is what some people do to things.
turns unwanted t-shirts into tarn (aka: t-shirt yarn).
he is meticulous at his craft making it such a pleasure
knitting up ‘stature‘ with the work of his hands.
tomorrow you will be seeing more of his tarn as
the premiere issue of tangled is released.
takes high end sweaters
(whose previous owners have
relegated them to the confines of a thrift store),
unknits them, treats them with tlc (tender loving care),
and makes lovely skeins of luxury yarns at the ‘nice price’.
she and i have recently started to work together.
she sent the most luscious ivory skeins
and i am writing some patterns
for said luxury yarns.
(last week via ravelry mail)
one stuck with me.
now what started
(ever so quickly)
into a work in progress
with it’s own bits of personality
sort of bursting out all over the place.
and do i love being part of all this ‘bringing things into being again’?
yeah, you betcha’.
there was only on choice:
old fashioned skates,
but my sj got to choose
‘i want those!’ (in-line skates)
at the roller party i took her to
this past last weekend.
my knitting hung lazily over the rail of the rink
slowly getting longer and longer
as she used every muscle she could muster
to keep herself up and get herself around
over and over and ‘just one more time’ again.
and i was so glad the next morning
when all those muscles that she had called into service were screaming at her
‘ow, ouch and ouchie!’
that my happily knitting by memory fingers
are practiced enough at their craft
to just hum merrily along.
‘choice’ taken from 36:16 in job.
i admit that i miss them.
since the box went out two days ago,
i have often walked by the shelf where they had been
and done a double take with the feeling that something is amiss,
it is then i remember having packed them in, taped them up tight and sent them off.
it’s funny, designing.
you work hard on stuff you’re excited about
but you can’t chat about it, blog on it or show photos of it
and all too soon after the success of getting them ‘just the way you wanted’…
… they are gone.
mailed off to photo shoots
and final editing in places you’ve never been yourself.
the box that left this week headed to montana
to the offices of the new on-line publication tangled.
soon to be part of the premiere fall issue (going live in a few months).
to whet all our knitting appetites,
they have begun releasing fun free patterns already.
i find that i’m so looking forward to seeing
just what company my patterns
will be keeping there.
‘soon’ taken from 4:29 in the book of mark.
ok, so hemp does not feel like denim,
but they do have something good in common.
i don’t know why this is true,
i just know that it is.
my ‘go to’ scarf is made of allhemp6
the last hat i knit
was made of allhemp6lux
which is hemp ramped up a notch or two.
and now my newest pattern is allhemp6 in ‘chocolate’.
what girl doesn’t want to knit in a yarn with that name?
this stuff is so versatile.
it washes up soft, but it starts out on the stiff side.
this means that you can get something that is not meant to be conventionally washed
to do all sorts of neat twists and turns of construction.
in other words,
and nearly indestructible.
not my washer
nor my dryer
nor any of my kids
have been able to ruin something knit in hemp.
and all of them, it seems, have inadvertently tried to.
‘ruin’ taken from 10:14 of proverbs.