Sunday, June 22, 2008

Oh Goddess Knits, My Brain is Torn Asunder!

I think I've gone insane. This Anniversary Shawl is making me do crazy things. Clue 2 came out yesterday and, wham, bang, I printed it out. Now, here's where something inside my brain started to come loose. Instead of just looking at the four charts and saying, "Oh, that one looks nice, I think I'll go with B," or "I'll just close my eyes and point to one," or even "I'll just draw from a hat or flip a coin,"......I said, "Hmmm....I just can't choose from looking at these charts. I'll just put on some Jane Austen films and make a little swatch from each one." So I did. Here's the proof.

B and A

D and C

But it didn't stop there, because you can't really see what happens between the 12 stitches, you can imagine it, but you can't really see it! Heh heh, unless you hold a mirror up to them....

I am ashamed to say it got worse. I had to take pictures of them and put them on my computer and crop and cut and paste with the photo of my Clue 1 and change colors and grayscale, oh, it was awful, awful! You see, all of this, it made it so much worse. I found out that the patterns are all so beautiful that now I want to make them all! I want to try different combinations, different clue 1's and clue 2's, in different yarns and colors. Now, I am starting to dread clue 3! It's madness, I tell you, madness!

I had to stop to go sing at the radio station last night (which was so much fun) and came back too late to torture my brain anymore with decisions, so the whole thing started again this morning. I looked on Ravelry and saw some people had already chosen and finished their Clue 2's. They are all gorgeous. I think that no matter which charts you decide on, you are going to end up with an amazing looking shawl. Thank you Renee for such a great experience and pattern.....oh, and....um....the mental anguish and torture...as well....yep. No, just kidding about that last part, that's entirely my fault. I've always had problems with decisions.

I will tell you, though, I have narrowed it down to two charts. B and D. When combined with my swirl center, one chart increases the "blazing sun" look and the other reminds me more of mineral patterns or snowflake, maybe. Hot or cold? Organic growing things or crystalline metallicness? I think I am obsessed.

Okay, I am without vehicle today and am unable to get to church. I will make a pot of tea and choose. Yes, I...will...choose. Errgh! I think that right now, (Right now, I tell you!) I am going to get out my A-D stitch markers for Cat Bordhi socks and put them in a hat for next Saturday's clue! Let's see, B or D. B or D....B.....D.....B.....D.....bee...dee...beedee....beedee beedee beedee beedee...........

4 comments:

Knatly said...

Crystalline metallicness??? Yikes.
Okay. So what's the problem here? Face it, you're discombobulated because someone else got Clue 2 done and posted before your competitive little self did! Hee-Hee-hee-hee-hee-hah!
Now to fulfill your overacheiving impulses, get busy and spin a few thousand yards of laceweight, dye it many wondrous colours and get busy. By my calculations, there should be about 96 possible combinations for you to knit up into shawls, though you've made the "A" decicion on Clue 1, so that decreases the number significantly, but knit them all anyway so you can be prepared for Clue 3!!!!! (4 of each combination, assuming there will be 4 choices for the third clue.
You are such a nut! If I didn't love you, I'd give you some real grief! Let PH decide, and get on with it!

Bereni (BEAR-wren-knee) said...

Hee hee hee! Knatly you're a creep!

fiberfiend6891 said...

If it's any motivation to stop - by my calculations, by the end, there will be 512 different possible shawls, 1024 if you count beads or no beads, and that's not even CONSIDERING using different yarns/combinations...

Bereni (BEAR-wren-knee) said...

LOL! 512 different shawls! Auuugggh! Must...resist...can't...afford...1024...Oooo! Beads! Okay, you're right...maybe just oooone more?