when my days suck a couple of things happen. i retreat into a happy place as fast as possible, and i daydream.
my daydreams center around two things: the never to be published novel that i’m writing, and fiber arts. the first has been described fanfic either gone horribly wrong or horribly right depending on your stance because i’m taking as many tv tropes as i can and just forcing them all to work along with all the bad ideas i can collect from different sources. but that’s for a different entry.
the other, the fiber arts, are what’s important here.
in bullet points:
– i love orange. LOVE orange. well, i tend to be drawn to rich warm toned rovings in general but i really love oranges.
– i love shawls.
– i love fire, fire energy, all of that.
– i will start one major project before i can finish another.
– i read the divine comedy in high school and referring to things as various levels of hell has worked itself into a permanent place in my vocabulary.
i could have sworn that i had come across a dante/inferno themed pattern on ravelry but the only thing i found was a pair of socks.
i did however find malaise’s scrapple shawl, which was designed for small amounts of handspun.
so my next major project, after the clarity shawl is finished, is this: i want to knit a hell-shawl. heh. but seriously this is the idea: one skein of blazingly warm yarn for each level of hell, knit into this horrible, wonderful mess of a shawl. hopefully in time for rhinebeck.