29 August 2007

About the Crinoid...

I'm trying so hard to avoid a Gollum reference, but the line that keeps running through my head whenever I think of, look at, or pick up the Crinoid Shawl is, "We hates it! We hates it! It burnssss usssss!"

Now, I have nothing against the lovely people at Morehouse Farms. I met a couple of 'em at MD S&W and they were delightful, friendly and helpful. Nor is there anything wrong with the kit: the instructions are well-written; the merino yarn is soft, springy, and a beautiful deep red. However, I feel it should come with a warning label:

470 st-st over and OVER and OVER again. It makes perfect car knitting, because I can look out the window while knitting it and not have to worry about counting or patterns or anything. The downside is that when one is not being driven somewhere, and instead finds oneself curled up on a comfortable chaise with a seaside view, the shawl presents its surprisingly potent soporific powers...

Picture coming soon. Oh, not to mention the beach-knitting update, and the things I bought at the knitting shops of Pawley's Island... two words: MARABOU and FEATHERS.

1 comment:

CraftyGryphon said...

Oh, good heavens, I shouldn't have been trying to drink tea when I saw that warning label... my poor little monitor.

I'm CJ, and noticed you joined the Secret of the Stole knitalong. I'm (just knitting) at http://craftygryphon.blogspot.com or (knitting and most other crafts) http://craftygryphon.livejournal.com