Monday, August 4, 2008

The Sublime and the Ridiculous

That's what if feels like, anyway.

I decided that I need to knit something special for my Mother-in-law-in-law. She's my husband's identical twin brother's wife's mother. I love her dearly and want to stake some kind of a claim on her, thus the title.

Every summer the twins and their spouses, my Mother-in-law-in-law and sometimes other family members spend a week up at a 100 year old trapper's cabin in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho that she owns. She knows that she and the cabin are appreciated, but I want to do something a little more than a thank you note or box of chocolates. So I bought a skein of Rowan Kidsilk Haze to knit her a decadent and totally impractical scarf.

Wowzer, is that stuff hard to knit with! I think a whole lot of the problem is that my eyes are bad enough I can't see what I'm doing unless I take my glasses off and hold it right up to my nose as I knit.

To relax between sessions of knitting on it, I've been working on the ManlyMan scarf for my cousin. That's where the sublime and ridiculous comes in.


1 comment:

Alison said...

Actually, it just plain is hard to work with. I've been debating doubling it with a strand of laceweight wool to help hold it in place so it won't slippy-slide all over my needles while I'm trying to knit it; would that be sacrilege in a knitting pattern?

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