A half-step of Ostrich Plumes
Tuesday August 01st 2023, 9:08 pm
Filed under: Knit,Life

(Picture: wet and blocking in bright direct sunlight.)

Started this merino/silk laceweight in April, then┬áthe afghan project took over. It’s not abandoned, it’s bedside: I often, but not always, knit one row on it before calling it a night. Gradually that adds up even though it feels like it couldn’t possibly.

I took it with me to a routine doctor appointment today after a brief inner moment of should I take the afghan, vs are you out of your freaking mind, honey?

That good doctor talks to her patients and she listens to her patients and so she tends to be a bit behind and you know I know how to be glad of that extra time.

And as I worked I thought, Y’know? Feather and Fan? It’s the Chopsticks on the piano of lace knitting. Cliched, repetitive, tiresome, unimaginative, All That Lace Ever Is to the utter novice (meaning, once upon a time specifically me) –and yet. Hey, listen to those little kids play. Look at how that hand dyeing needed that particular pattern applied to it, it just did, no other one could have created an effect that matched the dye work like that. Anything else would just have chopped it all up. Rainbows are supposed to come arch shaped.

(Laying flat, it’s 67″. Maybe a few more. But it will stretch of its own weight when I pick it up after it dries, the silk in it will do that, so I’ll have to try it out first.)

Oh and? Thyroid, blood tests, blahblahblah but the thing I really wanted to know? While half-apologizing for wasting her time over what might not even exist?

When I took that hard fall in the garden May last year that knocked my teeth lose and my nose is still faintly red–she said I’m right, it did: the bone at the front of my chest where I bounced off of has piled on more bone there.

My body is trying to wrap me in bubble wrap. But it’s okay, we’re good.

Okay, so, what’s the next big carry-around project?


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So happy your body is helping to protect you. I’ve broken bones in my wrist twice, but never the same bone so it’s getting stronger. The sewing and knitting are a must do in my life. Feather and Fan IS rainbow! What a lovely scarf!

Comment by DebbieR 08.02.23 @ 9:50 am

I like Feather and Fan, and you’re right, it’s perfect for a rainbow!

Comment by ccr in MA 08.02.23 @ 11:54 am



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