Monday, March 26, 2007

follow up/ fouled up

Oh thank you, thank you, my dear commenters for the unanimous support in doing the right thing. You know I went and got those damn size four needles even if it meant heading out to Arizona with only 4 hours sleep the next day.
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this is the road in, as seen from the ranch on Black Mesa

I would rather be telling you about this churro sheep ranch visit and the family of herders and fiber artists I was privileged to meet and live with. There aren't many experiences that have me at a loss to for words but this...well, this will be a chapter worth buying the book for. If possible read that last sentence with some modesty in my voice.

Since it'll be a while till that's possible (the book buying, I mean) and you know how I love to show & tell... as soon as I can distill coherent words and edit out a few more of the the 1200 images, I'll be sharing .


Meanwhile, back to them new needles:
I cast on the hat I am test knitting, a lovely slightly artsy little hat, on the plane and finished it on location - with the whole Navajo family I was staying with watching to see me try it on . It was too freaking small. What was wrong? Aside from- ahem- the obvious not swatching for gauge?

What was wrong was that it needed to be knit on size 5 needles. Take a moment to absorb the irony.

So now I rip and reknit. And save my size 4 needles for future outings.
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One more view on the rez. Mostly the other 1198 images have people or sheep or fiber in them, you'll see.

7 Comments:

Blogger Carole Knits said...

The irony of the needles. It gets ya every time. Those ranch photos are such a tease. I'm betting you had a fabulous experience.

6:01 AM  
Anonymous mary lou said...

Too small for you. Just right for someone else. Love those photos.

8:56 AM  
Blogger pacalaga said...

That stings. Ouch.

9:46 AM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Ay. Too bad! Your photos are lovely, though -- and knitting is really about process not product, right? (I'll keep telling myself that.)

10:44 AM  
Blogger PICAdrienne said...

OK, so it is not THAT project you need the size 4 needles for, but you KNOW you need them for something. Funny enough, that is about the one size of needles (000 through 17) I don't have, at all, not in any flavor.

1:48 PM  
Blogger HPNY Knits said...

not too worry- needles don't go bad...
the photos are striking. lovely.

4:11 PM  
Blogger Phara Thomas said...

My first time here, and I have to say it...Hilarious. That is something that would happen to me.

11:47 PM  

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