Nothing like a little FO envy to get me moving. My Frou-Frou stole is complete, and ready to wear. I will be showing it off at tonight's contradance, wearing it over a frou-frou dress of course. The picture of it just lying inert on the couch doesn't do it justice, so I'll get a photo of it (and me) in action tonight.
This is a self-fringing shawl, but that doesn't mean it comes off the needles ready to go out partying. There is still some fringe work to be done, sorting and tying and trimming. I detest doing anything with fringe except wearing it (sometimes). It drives me crazy. I think this means that I am a member of the lunatic fringe.
Sarah P. has an amusing commentary about comments on her Jan. 29th entry in her blog. Count me guilty of checking for comments more times in a day than anyone should admit. So much for claiming that I am writing this blog for my own benefit. I WANT READERS. Send me your tired, your poor, your humbled masses waiting to be entertained. As long as they can read.
I found a button for a French Market Knitalong on Stella's blog (She Who Knits). I clicked it out of curiousity. I wondered how you knit a French market. Is it different from knitting an English or Italian market? Is it anything like knitting a Stock market? (Hah! Don't go there!) Anyway, it's a knitalong for the French Market Bag found in the latest issue of Knitty.com. Whoo whoo....here I've just finished a project, and I just happen to have a bunch of Lamb's Pride hanging around waiting to coaxed into something useful, and a girl just can't have too many felted bags. I could have this baby done before I start my entrelac sweater class. Yes, I know I said NO NEW PROJECTS in yesterday's post, but that was yesterday. There's nothing really pressing in my knitting bags. Glinda, the Ugly Ducking scarf can wait awhile longer to turn into a beautiful swan (or a really ugly duck). The rest is easy portable stuff. It'll all get done in snippets of time. I think I've talked myself into this.
The title of this post has nothing to do with knitting, except that while I was working on the colorjoy stolestole (AKA LynnH's frou-frou thingie), I was thinking about signatures and what might be a good knitting-related one. The best ones I came up with (please, I want to believe I'm the first person to actually think of these):
Knitting is good for your funny-bone; it keeps you in stitches.
Knitters are good storytellers; they have lots of yarns.
Ewe can count on a knitter.
From there my mind went to bumper stickers, and then my title popped into my mind. Is this glimpse into my stream-of-consciousness enlightening or frightening?