Friday, October 05, 2007
Farm Show Hostility and Madeline Tosh therapy
I don't do well with defeat. I tend to nurse petty grievances and private hurts much longer than is necessary or healthy. I have a mean streak, and am prone to bitterness. I'm sure there is a Morrissey song that expresses the resentment I feel right now, I just can't think of what it is. My lovely Shedir and FBS brought home white ribbons. Whatever.
Third place. Seriously. Now they're just toying with me. I am not going to say one bad thing about the lovely person who won every ribbon in sight as predicted. My brother told me that I should do like those nutty Intelligent Design people who get on school boards in order to change the whole curriculum to their twisted advantage. Maybe I should somehow wheedle my way into being a judge next year?
Well, the people have spoken, and I will be spending the day redoing the Twisted Flower sock. In the end, this pattern needs a plain Jane yarn to showcase its strengths, and I will be saving that Fleece Artist for a more vanilla pattern. Thank you for all your straight talk.
Luckily yesterday I received some yarny goodness in the mail that is partially taking away the Farm Show grief. Thank you, Madeline Tosh, for providing a yarn salve for this hostile, wounded knitter. Above you see Kale and Lettuce Leaf. Their charms were too much for me to resist. I predict that Madeline Tosh will be the new Wollmeise: mark my words and get in on the ground floor now!