I've got this bee in my bonnet right now to start making a quilt, which is funny since I'm not really sure how to do it. Add to that my several unfinished knitting projects:
1. This shawl - just finished.
2. This bag - in magenta, green and aqua. Nearly done but out of yarn. Awaiting arrival of two more skeins.
3. This sweater in pale aqua minus the flower ( nearly done.)
4. This wrap (halfway there)
5. These socks in periwinkle (1/3 of the way there.)
6. My granny square blanket -who knows where I am with it. I'm sure one day I'll just decide I've made enough squares and piece it together.
So, you can see that I really don't need another project in the form of a quilt. I like projects, though, and like to have several going at once. Projects are a marker that life is interesting and full of inspiration, and I love looking forward to working on different projects in small bits and pieces. A row here, a repeat there, before you know it, a sweater has been knitted!
Over the weekend I bought this cotton shirt because it looked like a blank canvas to me, just waiting for some fabric pieces to be sewn onto it, or some embroidery. Husband always asks me why I have to change everything I buy, why I can't just wear it off the rack. To which I say, Honey - remember on Friday when we were driving to the Cape and you sent me into Target for toothbrushes and I passed the most incredible Zac Posen dress and could not just walk on by? I'm not going to change a thing on that dress. Metallic, brocade, gold zipper and a huge bow... perfect for the maximalist. On further reflection, though, I could find a place for a feather.
That'll teach you to send me into Target for toothbrushes! Never mind, I was so so excited to find this, as it is actually beautifully made and truly one of those frocks you pass onto your daughter. Of course the fabulosity is much more apparent in person, but I'll have to knit some magenta stockings to go with it. Or quilt a headdress.