Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A thousand little pieces

One of the things about building from scratch is the multitude of tiny little details that crop up at every step. Little things like needing the exact location of the waste pipe in the back of the toilet today when you haven't even bought it yet. Things like not realising until after the plumbing is done that you can't have a wall hung vanity if your drain is going through the floor. Things like how close to the wall does the bath need to be in order for the water coming out of your fancy bath spout to go into the bath and not splash everywhere.

Anyway, all these little decisions are indicative of there being progress on the job, which is exciting. And I quite like the little decisions - some people find them stressful but I quite enjoy it.

In a classic Fortunately, Unfortunately situation - my son fell badly up at scout camp on Friday night and fractured his shin straight through. Nasty! We're seeing the doctor on Monday and I'm really hoping for a quick recover but everything I read on the internet about this kind of injury fills me with dread. Poor guy, he's got a cast from groin to toe, it's going to be a long summer for all of us.

I had a bit of time to finish a little knit while I was waiting endlessly in the hospital on the weekend (now there's a system that needs to be redesigned from first principles - talk about communication barriers, inefficiency and stupid demarcation).

My Ravelry Project PageW I N D W A R D

Yarn: Noro Sekku Colour 6

Needle: 4mm

Modifications: None

Project Notes:

I love the way it looks like an ancient flag left to fade in the sun and be whipped by the wind into raggedy shreds. Another great design by the wonderful Heidi Kirrmaier - I love all her work.

I don't love that it takes a tiny bit more than a skein of yarn to finish - very annoying to dip into a second expensive skein for about 5g of yarn.

I also find it poses a wearability problem - it's difficult to artfully drape it around one's neck and show off the lovely nooks and crannies in the design. It's very very long, so needs a few wraps around the neck and the soft fabric folds around the neck and the lovely details are a bit lost.

Still, the colour is great and I can see myself getting a lot of wear out of it because it's so vibrant. It's a real statement accessory that's for sure.

It was a co-incidence that I chose this colourway for this scarf and then found that it was the same as my favourite of the existing projects. But it's such a great colourway, I'm going to chalk it up to great minds thinking alike.  


And I liked it so much I am knitting another one in a different noro yarn.

Take care people.


missfee said...

caatabl73WOW looks great - so sorry to hear about the shins what bad luck

Ness said...

How lovely! I'm sorry to hear about your son's leg. Sounds painful! I'm glad the building is going well! Can't wait to see the finished room!

DrK said...

perfect yarn for this pattern, it really looks great. and im not sure who to feel more sorry for, you or louis. take care yourself xx

Anonymous said...

That looks so great in that yarn. I so want one! Not so much the hours waiting at the hospital though. Hope the full leg cast is only temporary, and recovery is swift and easy.

Ann said...

Sorry to hear about your son and hope he is feeling better now. That scarf looks gorgeous and I also knitted a shawl in that same colorway.

Leeanne Aquilina said...

That's really bad about your son. Is he going to Jamboree?
Your knitting is beautiful as usual. Sadly I've been soo busy with work and home knitting is getting dusty.

Ruby Girl said...

It is lovely Ailsa, the bright colours and faded colours go well together