Last night I came home and wrote up a blog post about feeling restless, rebellious and a strong desire to cuss. If you were quick, you got to read it before I decided to delete it.
I am feeling restless and rebellious. I am really looking forward to dyeing yarn and having a chance to indulge my slightly twisted, slightly macabre self. Today I'm off to look for a large stock pot or two to steam the yarn, as well as a better notebook for sketching out ideas. I'm finding ideas need some time to ferment as they change, sometimes quite a lot, over time. What seemed like a very funny yarn name and color choice while somewhat sleep deprived looks less appealing in the cold light of dawn. (OK - the name and the double entendre are still great, but how to work out the color?) In fact, I struggle with how to work out several of them. Some struggles are because what I think would look really interesting conflicts with the mythology surrounding this particular creature. Some are because the whole idea is really quite tasteless - great for someone with crude, juvenile humor - but will it make nice looking socks? And finally, some are age related. Would some of the younger knitters get the reference, or will I have to make sure there are photos of the color's inspiration?
As for right now, I'm off to get some coffee and map out my stockpot search. I know, I lead such an exciting life. How do I use the least amount of gasoline while maximizing my search radius?