I have a list of knitting ideas, it’s not short. It’s pretty much knit all the things. Everything is always on the list. I can’t help it…I have big plans (at least when it comes to knitting!) The list is so long, it’s a miracle anything gets done. Winnowing down the list is a task that causes paralysis when faced with it’s sheer enormity.
Unless, of course, you keep in mind, it’s just knitting. There are no knitting police. I can do anything I want, including re-order the list at will. Twice a day if necessary.
What’s the point? Early this week, roughly Monday, I had an Idea. It got added to the list with little fanfare. There’s so much on the list, I often forget large parts of it. This idea though, it had legs! It started marching itself right up the list. It glommed on to the Hat Binge already in progress. Smart move. It made friends with the lonely Surface Crochet idea, a sweet thing to do. The lynch pin though, parking itself right next to Mom’s Hand Dyed yarn.
Suddenly, there I was, knitting hats on the bus. This is indeed Mom’s yarn. It came to me balled up so I wasn’t really sure what to expect from the colors. Turns out it spirals beautifully! Some people hate this effect but not me, I love it! Especially for this project — The San Francisco Landmark Series! It reminds me of the fog rolling in! I love the fog so this makes me happy!
The finishing touch is a local landmark done in surface crochet! It’s a fiddly technique but I’m happy with my execution. My art skills leave something to be desired though.
First, we’ve got Sutro Tower! It’s a 977 ft antenna on the highest peak in San Francisco. It’s generally considered to be ugly. San Franciscans have traditionally hated it but I think the times have changed. It’s a thing the locals (or those who strive to be local) love now. Anyone can love the Golden Gate Bridge, after all. Takes a true aficionado to love Sutro Tower!
I’m okay with it. I’m even pretty pleased with my version of it!
My Golden Gate Bridge, on the other hand, needs a bit of work.
That is not recognizable as the Golden Gate Bridge. It needs to be wider and just bigger in general. After finishing the ‘Hat’ Hat, I intentionally went for a small motif. Not a great choice. The Golden Gate Bridge is not a trivial little thing. It can’t be reduced to a little patch.
I know what the Golden Gate Bridge looks like, after all. I can do better! I’m happy with one success and one work in progress though. It’s still only Friday morning, I’ve got time. This idea has grown leaps and bounds already. It’s not as though I’ve run out of yarn! Ha!
Now for shameless, self-promotion!
I’ve updated the shop! Check it out here…FogKnits on Etsy!
You’ll find Sutro Tower, the Hat Hat and a few more beauties! There’s going to be a shawl update next week!
Thanks for looking!