Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men...


Oh yes, I'm going to continue doing the exercises in the Chandler book and postpone any "real" projects until I've finished all those samplers... Right... Was anyone taking bets as to how long that would last? ;)

If so, the results are in: less than one week. But, wait, I have a rationalization. Oops, I mean, an excuse. Er, rather, a good reason.

You see, I decided to order the yarn for the next set of exercises via the internet. And it will take about a week to arrive in the mail. So, what was I to do in the meantime?

Clearly, I had to do a project. There was simply no alternative. ;)

Actually, it was a miscommunication that spawned the project. I wanted to show my first sampler to two Hispanic friends of mine, Ana and David. They don't speak English and my Spanish is pretty minimal. In my mind I was showing it to them, however my intention apparently wasn't clear. There was an awkward moment when Ana wrapped the sampler around David's neck and they both thanked me, as I realized what they thought. This was followed by an even more awkward moment as they realized that I hadn't been giving it to him for a scarf. Yikes! :(

In any event, after many apologies all around, I promised to make him a scarf. He rides a small, red motorscooter, so I decided to make him a red and black checked scarf out of the same wool I used for my sampler. It's not particularly soft, but hopefully it will be warm.

It's going quite quickly and I should be able to finish early this week. Then, when my "real" yarn arrives in the mail, I'll get back to the book and the exercises! Honest! ;)

Post a comment 4 comments:

SunnyQ said...

It doesn't count as veering from the plan if it's to recover from an awkward social situation with good friends!!! How sweet of you to make him a scarf!!! :-D

Life Looms Large said...

It's great that your weaving is already so pleasing to some one that they thought it was a gift!

Nothing wrong with mixing it up and doing some real projects along with some samples.

Too many samples gets to be dull I think!

Good luck with the new project!

Sue

Lynnette said...

Well done you - a good social save I think! I'm sure the thought you are putting into this new scarf will be well appreciated.

Shannon said...

Great scarf....my favorite color combo too;)