Monday, September 14, 2009

Loops with in loops, within loops

I could be talking about knitting.. after all that what knitting is, loops in loops, in loops.

But it’s also true of the world of knitting.

Person (or pattern!) A leads you to pattern (or person) B, and this connects to…
And very quickly, everything is interconnected, looped together into a fabric of connections.

What lead me to Katherine Misagades blog? Was it her lacy knit hat (in A Gathering of Lace?) –I’ve done a simpler (to block) lace hat, too—and she and Ann Modiset have been inspirational.

Or was it Andrea Wong’s blog about knitting? –Andrea knits in a style sometimes called portugeses, sometimes called eastern- best characterized by how the yarn is manipulated (left hand, and stitches made with thumb)—Andrea just calls it knitting the Wong Way!

I know I have sent other knitters to her blog—Lisa (years ago, when Flock Sock Club was new (and I became that Dratted Helen) for an idea on a heel—which she didn’t use, but it did set her off on the path of a different heel!

And when some one was recently looking for an idea of V shaped scarf on Ravelry—I pointed out Katherine’s Patricia Scarf—More of U than a V—but the same basic idea—a shaped scarf that stays on you neck and shoulders with out bunching up.
This is an idea that several of us have toyed with (see also: Nancy Wiseman’s Knitted Shawl, Stoles and Scarves, or Lynn Barr’s Knitting New Scarves for other’s who have also re-invented this particular wheel)

Well, one special loop in this fabric is the Box of Chocolates Award (which was bestowed on Katherine, and she passed it on to me.)

About the Award—it was created by Pam, and she has this to say about it..

In my best southern accent, I would like to say that I have been thinking about a new award and what I would like it to say. People are like Forrest Gump said ” Life is like a box of chocolates and you never know what you’re gonna get. You can see this box of chocolates is filled with different and unique candies and just like the chocolates we are all different and unique people. We are the same in that we all have common ingredients that make us more a like than not. Except for the frosting, which represents our personalities, we are indeed very similar on the inside.”

And of course there are rules:

1. That you must pass this award to others.

2. Link back to me when you have passed them forward.

3. Write a nice post about this award.

4. You must read this award with a southern accent. I call it southern day where we all have to speak with a southern accent. I know that will be hard for some of you, but for the rest of us, we will be fine. So now, ya’ll just enjoy this little ol’ award and have fun with it.

Well—something like this is too wonderful to take in all at once –just a a good box of chocolates should be savored, and not scarved down in sitting...

So I will be slowly sending out boxes all week.

To start—Robyn

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