Wednesday, 1 September 2010

WIP Wednesday: Loopy Cowl Is Loopy

It's WIP Wednesday again, and thanks to Tami at Tami's Amis for hosting! This is what I’m working on at the moment in between being knocked sideways by allergies. It’s a Loopy Cowl of Loopiness (I made this pattern up. I haven’t seen one anywhere. Does that surprise you?). I posed it on something tasteful to make it look even subtler. While you’re looking at this considering if there’s anything polite you can say, just bear this in mind: I’m sometimes very good at picking up trends while they’re still wafting about somewhere in the ether, so, I wear something for a year and everybody laughs at me and then, a year later, bam kapow there it is all over Asos and certain people are eating their words. So it’s very possible that everyone and their dog will be wearing Loopy Knitting this winter, and it’s equally possible that I am quite, quite wrong and I will be stared at as I go about my day-to-day business. Again.
It'll look great when it's finished, honestly. You'll all want one
I’m knitting it in Sirdar Click Chunky which is a wool/ acrylic blend and actually I like it very much. I’m not entirely sure about the colour: I had to grab it quickly because a woman in the shop wanted to stand exactly where I was standing so she could look at embroidery thread and grunt. And then when I’d paid and was trying to leave the shop, there she was again! Standing blocking the exit, holding up her embroidery thread and grunting! I think, though, if you’re going to knit a great big loopy cowl you probably might as well knit it in something bright because it’s not as if you’re going to blend into the background anyway, is it? As well be hanged for a bright red loopy cowl as for a subtle beige scarf, that’s what I say. It’ll look great when it’s finished. I’m actually going tomorrow to have a fringe cut into my hair so I can model it winsomely when it's finished: if that isn’t dedication to my craft, then I don’t know what is.


Tami Klockau said...

I don't know what you're talking about! I think it's awesome! I want to see you model it when it's done. :) And you're right, a bright color was the way to go. What was up with the grunty woman? LOL

Liz in Ypsilanti said...

I think this looks like something that would be fun to wear on a gloomy day (or in the presence of gloomy people).

Vinita said...

Oh fun interesting loopy stuff! I like the color too. I agree with Liz, perfect for a gloomy day.

And hey is that a quilt in the background? It's beautiful!

Marushka C. said...

That cowl's got character! Besides, I think blending into the background is highly overrated. Let's stand right in the middle of the room and be awesome :-)

Susie said...

Thank you everyone! Vinita, it's a quilted cushion cover with an orange and purple theme ;-).