Trouble with Trebles

This blog is to keep track of my knitting, other craft projects, and the weird bits of life that don't fit anywhere else.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Everyone's Special

"The Incredibles" - 2004
Helen Parr (to her son): "Everyone's special, Dash."
Dash: "Which is another way of saying no one is."

Sometimes I feel like this should be my theme, because really it's so true isn't it? As a researcher in psychology I'm always surprised by how predictable behavior really is. This is good in the context of researching behavior (which is what I do, afterall), but a little disconcerting when evaluating your own uniqueness in the universe.

Thus, I am mildly disappointed that I've started making scarves. I was hoping to be one of those rare knitters who dives right into the hardest projects without going through the requisite "scarf" phase. I think realistically people who do that end up being referred to as "those who've quit knitting." A scarf is easy, fun, useful and requires no fitting. All great qualities for a clothing item that is intended as a gift. The next scarf should be done in a few weeks. I am using a burnt orange misti alpaca chunky and this pattern

I've also been crocheting up a storm. I finished the blue baby afghan from "The Happy Hooker". You can see the clever seatbelt hole in the center for a stroller or car seat. I started a new baby afghan using the same pattern, but I'm not keen on the color combo, so I need to do some frogging and give it a go again.


At 8:40 PM, Blogger Prof. Knitwit said...

Scarves are great - and so versatile. I don't think you could ever have too many. So, embrace the scarf phase!!!

The afghan looks great by the way! The colors are fantastic.

By the way, I didn't realize that you were also a psychologist??!!! What a coincidence!!

At 5:52 PM, Blogger Theresa said...

Looks even better in person!


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