vineri, 1 mai 2009

Christmas Scarf for Mic

IT is a truth universally acknowledged, that a Christmas fanatic in possession of a good pair of antlers must be in want of a..matching scarf.
It may sound like a trifle, but finding a good Christmas-themed scarf pattern proved to be quite a challenge. Despite my geeky googles, I didn't find a jolly-enough one that could be worn in public without mortifying Mic, so I decided to create one.
Firstly, I had to set some boundaries:
1. thou shall create no Mark Darcies
2. thou shall not hint at any landmark Super Bowl events
3. thou shall not bedazzle or pom-pom
This being said, I realized that my only option was to make a truly simple, totally wearable, yet somewhat quirky scarf. I am acutely aware of Mic's love of colors, yet, I'd rather have her adorn this basic, bi-dye scarf with the use of badges, brooches, magnetic pins, etc according to her mood (yep, just pull a Madeleine Albright , dear one) than to impose my own Christmasy fantasies upon her.
(pictures coming soon)

here's my take on Mic's Christmas style:

Merry Christmas

Danica Scarf (work completed)

The Danica scarf was completed after a two-month break, so I decided to go ahead and give it to its intended receiver. The minute I saw this scarf on yarnboy's blog I thought it would make a nice gift for a very dear friend of mine. I knitted with him in mind, so giving it to anyone else (as I previously considered) wouldn't have been as rewarding or fair.
Not to mention the obvious similarities between the human and the tormented yarn. The colors are muted, yet distinctively pleasing to the eye. They have a pearly touch and can bear no conventional, clear-cut definition. The scarf is patterned; it has a logic; it clearly respects a set of instructions, yet every now and then it'll "surprise you, arms filled with lavender" (yeah, I mean the occassional purple patches). It can be a tricky and even hard-to-figure-out piece of knittery, but once you understand its logic and agree to its conventions it can become a second nature. One can go on knitting this scarf for a very long period of time without getting bored as it is both challenging and easy at the same time.
(pictures coming soon)

for now, here's how I perceive the scarf's new habitat and its new owner:
Why does it always rain on me?