The Fine Print

Because I find it impossible to work in a linear fashion and because every contract has fine print, today, instead of sewing my new favorite buttons onto my new favorite cardigan, I’m starting a new project!

The fine print I refer to, is the fine print of the knitworthy list.  There is one, sure-fire way to get on the list.  It’s a highly restricted category, a very narrow field.   It really goes without saying, it’s so obvious.  If you squeezed me out of your body, you’re on the list.  It’s a given, yes?  Mom is on the list. Who can say no to Mom?  Not me, at least…not all the time!  Sometimes, she even gets unexpectedly bumped to the top.

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This is the hat I gave Mom two years ago for Christmas.  It’s trimmed with real rabbit fur!  Sorry vegans, this isn’t for you.  I’m not really a fan of the fur industry so I think of this yarn as recycling!  It’s made from what would otherwise be waste, at european meat packing plants.   I wonder if the same can be said for cheeseburgers & leather shoes?   But, only one tangent at a time, that’s for another day.

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Today, I’m recycling the fur yet again!  Mom’s hat developed a suspicious hole.  Instead of repairing it, I decided to re-do it entirely!  I’ve still got some of the original yarn, Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran.

Somehow, I put fancy Swarovski filigrees on the hat but never took a picture of it??  Naturally, I saved those for recycling too!  It is kind of fun to revisit this project without investing any more money into it!  I should probably be sipping champagne right now.  I’ll just enjoy my stephen + penelope project bag instead!

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