Wednesday, February 01, 2006

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    There is one thing I would break up over, and that is if she caught me with another woman. I wouldn't stand for that. -Steve Martin

    Dear Flora-in-Whisper,
    You were a beautiful pattern, a nice idea to knit flowers for Mrs. Dalloway, and a lovely color of orange. But knitting two strands together to get gauge was an annoying habit of yours that I could not look beyond. Maybe you would have softenend with washing, but your cotton was just too rough to be as soft as I need a scarf to be, and I never understood why you wanted to be 6% nylon. I always saw that measley 6% as a fear of fully committing to being yourself. For now, Flora, I think it's best that we part company, take a break from each other. Some day, perhaps, when I'm living in a sunnier and warmer climate, some day I might be able to appreciate you for who you are. Until then, good-bye, Flora, good-bye.
    In Friendship,
    Dear Theresa,
    Don't try to pretend that this is all about me and my "issues." I knew you were never attracted to the nylon part of my personality, never understood that my roughness is the source of my strength, and that without it, I wouldn't have those fun little fuzzy bits. But no matter what you don't "get" about me, I saw you with that Fair Isle Floozy the other day. You and that soft merino wool in five colors so cozy together - did you think I would miss that? The whole world saw it. The photos were all over the internet. Even your parents could have seen them. Aren't you ashamed of yourself?
    In anger,

    Um, no. Say good-bye to Flora. She's gone for good, ripped out, yarn in the stash. Check out the hat - isn't it fabulous? And fair isle totally counts as my Mrs. Dalloway project - it was popularized by the Prince of Wales and his golfing vest in the 1920s. So there.


    Blogger Marina said...

    Poor Flora, she doesn't get it that there's a pecking order and cotton & shock, horror nylon is way down. The poor dear will just wait for her time to come.

    Love, love love the hat.

    2/01/2006 6:22 AM  
    Blogger kate said...

    Oh, that hat is stunning! By the way, I am jealous of your macro photography abilities. I know my camera can do it, but I don't know how. :(

    2/01/2006 6:35 AM  
    Blogger theflitgirl said...

    Fair Isle for me! Please?

    2/01/2006 8:02 AM  
    Blogger Stephanie said...

    The hat IS fab - even though I do understand poor Flora's anger. I guess she didn't want to end up as a wallflower (hawhaw - get it? wallfl...oh never mind). ;)

    My Mrs. Dalloway project bit the dust as well. Some things are just not meant to be.

    2/01/2006 4:39 PM  
    Anonymous diana said...

    Forget about Flora! And look at that hat - fabulous!

    2/01/2006 4:43 PM  
    Blogger Chris said...

    Love a great rationalization. ;)

    It is a great hat, tho.

    2/02/2006 6:59 AM  
    Blogger Laura said...

    The hat is fabulous!!

    2/02/2006 11:11 AM  

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