May 25, 2006
Call me Katharine Clifton...
Keffiyehs are hard to come by in Western Massachussetts but mine arrived today via airmail from the United Kingdom and I was really excited about it. Sometime last week I had a dream about wearing one and I just had to have one. Don't know why, I just did. On occassion I dream outfits and I have to wake up and sketch them...if I only I knew how to sew. Last weeks dream involved being in a desert, I was wearing a keffiyeh and I think Ralph Fiennes was there...oh wait ...maybe I was just watching The English Patient for the millionth time (my favorite movie by the way) Anyway, my DH caught a picture of me knitting in it (I swear I didn't make him take the shot) while we walked the Rail Trail tonight. I can't tell you what I am knitting because it is destined to be gifted to someone who I think reads this blog on occassion but I can tell you that I am knitting with lace weight alpaca and it is a mind numbing knit. By that I mean I can knit it when my mind is numb and not totally screw it up.
Here is a scenic shot of what I was looking at when I wasn't watching my row. The Rail trail is so nice. My little guy and I walk it quite often and since it was an old railroad track/flat and smooth strollers are not a problem. Tonight Mr. SpiderWomanKnits, the little guy and I walked until dusk when the bats started to do their thing and the day creature/night creature shift change took place. It was so peaceful. What a magical time of the day. This is one of my favorite places to knit. I am a wide open space kinda gal.
And here is a gratuitous shot of my new keffiyeh, tassels and all, just because I love it so.