Monday, December 6, 2010

Starting Over


The thief was quoted as saying, "I'll be warm tonight on my hospice rounds."

The steel blue Burberry Inspired cowl is done. It took a little over 3 balls of Debbie Bliss Como (in Airforce). I was likely short twenty yards total, but fixed that with a quick run to the yarn store this morning. I bought enough to make another cowl in the same color because this one's been diverted, too.

I stole it from the intended recipient.

Knitter's prerogative, don't you think?

All told, I think it took maybe four hours to knit, and the first one probably did, too. It's the super bulky yarn that makes it go so fast and not necessarily speed demon knitting skills. It's not often my big needles get a workout, but this week, they're smoking hot.

While knitting this weekend, I watched a show about the man who killed John Lennon. It's been thirty years and still makes me sick. Thirty years and we're still no closer to keeping guns and lunatics separated.


Imagine the music we could have heard if things had been different.



13 comments:

Stephanie V said...

Looks so good on you.

sapphireblue said...

Yeah, keep it for yourself. You deserve it.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

beautiful, as always!

and as to john lennon, yes, imagine!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoox

Finding Pam said...

Knitter's prerogative to keep one for yourself. I love the color on you. Great picture of you.

Stay warm on your shift.

Brenda said...

I think all of your lucky friends and family members will LOVE those! I have a feeling we are in for a
long cold winter. I remember crying when I heard of John Lennon's murder.

Rose said...

Love that cowl!! So true about Lennon; I still remember exactly where I was when I heard; the radio played "I Heard the News Today" after announcing the news.

Gail said...

Beautifully soft and warm looking.

Denise said...

A hospice nurse needs to take of herself, you're totally justified.

It does look snugly warm.

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

Rudee you look so great in that cowl. I been considering making myself one. I hate hats but my ears get cold. Of course you should keep it. I too saw the special. A sad sad day. Enjoy the season Rudee.
QMM

NCmountainwoman said...

I can't believe how cowls are all the rage this year. So much more practical than wrapping a scarf several times. I love yours, stolen or not.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful...Cowl is also nice.

Joanna said...

My, that looks cozy. Yes, Lennon was a special person; such a loss.

Sandy said...

Nice job and it looks good. I wish we would have had all that music from Lennon for the next thirty years...Great way to put it.