Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Cobbler's Children

Daughter works outside in the cold all winter and then inside in chilly ice rinks the rest of the year. She is forever asking me to knit warm things for her but...well, we all know how that goes. I can promise things much faster than I can actually get around to making them. She recently showed up with a bag of pretty new store bought woollies from H&M that put my nose right out of joint.

There is nothing here that I couldn't have made for her. I just didn't.

Her new cowl is one of the most gorgeous things I've ever seen. Yes, it was machine knit but it is still beautiful. I could have made something like this for her but it would have taken years.

Remember this? Still very much a work in progress since August 2009 for Pete's sake and it's not as near as big as that cowl.

I also couldn't have made it for that price. Six or seven balls of Palette at $3.99 plus shipping-no, it couldn't be done. Besides, she didn't pay even close to that for it because-adding insult to injury- it was on sale.

I couldn't stop playing with the pretty thing and when I did, I noticed.....

 ...there was stranding on both sides!

 See? Isn't that the strangest thing. I don't think it's a boo boo. I think it's supposed to be that way. Right?

 No matter. It is lovely. I would wear it inside out or right side in. I may just have to make one of these for myself after all. Some day.

1 comment:

  1. Stupid me accidentally deleted this funny comment from Wandering Cat. I copied it from my email:

    This made me laugh - when I was a non-knitter, and I use to go shopping with my Mom, every time I picked up a knit item all I heard was - "I could knit that". After a while my usual response was "in this decade?"