Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Right then....because you are a select bunch ...you get a sneak preview of the forthcoming "blanky". If I was a decent upstanding citizen this would, on completion, be going straight to the poor folk made homeless by the recent bushfires in Victoria. I confess to being somewhat reluctant to parting with it - as no doubt they were somewhat reluctant to part with their homes, animals...oh all right...I'll give it to them...it's just it will be the first blanket I've ever knitted like and I feel it should be an "heritage" item like - passed down generation to generation - "Your great-grandmother Alex knitted this!"...."Well I don't bloody want it...what were they on in the noughties for goodness sake - Lithium? - it's hideous!" So let's see how we feel at the end of 60 L shapes. L for learner drivers. L for Loving. L for Leaving home. L for Lugubrious. Isn't that a great word? What does it mean? I thought "wordy". I was wrong...doleful, sad, mournful. Very apropos. "Bespoke" - that's another word that has been bandied around lately - sounds like a bicycle wheel - means custom-made apparently...there you go...a "Bespoke Blanky". My therapy in times of lugubriousness whilst teaching learner drivers how to love and leave home. Lent. A time of abstinence n'est-ce pas? Now finished. L. Loani - best friend and bridesmaid aka Grand Purl Baa. LOL - laugh out loud. Now that's more like it. Languish. Long. Lubricate. Goodness me. What a Lot of things you can think about when knitting Ls. That's aLL. Over to you. Leg up. Sorry - couLdn't heLp it. What's your favourite L word?
Posted by Alex Daw at 6:21 PM