So am I capable of learning from my experience? I’d really like to think I am.
Even though I swore up and down I had enough of pink splitty polyester yarn and knitting on a deadline- in spite of knowing better, I jumped over the cliff with all the other lemmings knitters in my Friday night group and entered a contest at my LYS to knit a chicken for charity.
Mostly I think it was because the baby sweater only took about 1/3 as much yarn as I thought and then- the leftovers were pink and orange- my favorite colors in 1967. That is the year I graduated from high school and the Summer of Love. Back then Patti Harrison (married to George Harrison and then later Eric Clapton) was seen in San Francisco wearing heart shaped sunglasses- so my chick had to have heart shaped glasses too… And flowers in her hair… And protest signs- what chicken couldn’t be in favor of peas after all.
While she was fun to design, I will not be knitting any more made up free range things for some time ( the chicken is a pattern from Blue Sky Alpacas, but the embellishments had to be invented) and I have enough deadlines in my life not want to impose them on things that are supposed to be recreational and fun. Although it would be fun to try another one and my granddaughter’s mother thinks the Hippie Chick would make a great hat….
All the entries were incredibly creative and fun. You can see them here.
So while it would be nice to blame my recent failure to blog (and read blogs- sorry to all- I miss you) on the chicken deadline but actually it’s my computer. Now that I’m back on dial up, it takes forever for pages to load and pictures are impossible. I also am working on a new project which will be here soon I hope. That is, if I can stand to wait for be patient enough to load the pictures.
Meanwhile- here is a teaser: