Wednesday, November 07, 2007

go tell it to the judge

Exhibit A:
The reward project, clearly started, your honor. Looks to be about one skein of Araucania Nature Wool Bulky knit in the round, garter stitch. Top down, I believe.

Cough, um, your honor, a sidebar? The defendant thinks you should be extra nice to her because she just linked you to an excellent sale price for this yarn, which she is crazy about. The shading variations in the solid not quite midnight blue not quite teal are mitigating factors.

Exhibit B:
Very pink, very plastic circular needles. Origin unknown, believed to have been acquired from a five and dime ( a what? sorry , referencing a retail kinda place that sold everything, from fabric to hamsters and makeup, and even had a lunch counter) back when I liked to knit scandanavian sweaters in the round and there wasn't a yarn store nearby.

Exhibit C:
Forget it, I am not showing my messy desk with ,um, the incriminating not-quite-done-book keeping . You know, the work that had to be done before I could so much as breathe on that yarn.
In lieu, leaves which are oddly still on the trees around here.

In my defense:
I had to start this sweater. I had jury duty on Monday. The pamphlet clearly stated that no dangerous objects would be allowed in the courthouse and the only dangerous object they bothered to list as an example was...drumroll..knitting needles. I saw this as a challenge. My little pinky translucent needles scream Easy Bake Oven more than Danger Danger . I cast on at 6 am, by 8 am I was swilling coffee up in the jury pool waiting room, poised to start knitting as soon as the official speeches and instructional voir dire videos were over.

Upon cross examination it was revealed that I did actually have a long neglected Kidsilk Tubepeople on a bamboo circular needle that could have come along instead, honoring the reward nature of the knitting. The extreme boring-ness of sitting in the jury pool room knitting around and around on fuschia Kidsilk Haze might cause me to poke my own eyes out, so was ruled Not The Right Project For The Situation.

Verdict: Guilty. Will attempt to stop any further knitting on this lovely project until bookeeping goal has been met. Will return to seaming sweater that is almost done, and wandering around the vicinity in my gorgeous handpsun alpaca shawl which I can't show you. If you happen to see me in person, I will not give you a chance to admire it, because before you can speak, I will have demanded that you pet it. It feels that good.


Cookie said...

Sentence: Time Served

A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do to survive the jury duty. Guess what I'm doing next week.

Thanks for the linkie, love!

kathy in juneau said...

Luscious yarn! Looking forward to watching this sweater unfold.

And your foliage photo is making me terribly homesick.

Did the pink needles get in under the radar, or did they allow them in because of their pinky benign-ness?

Carole Knits said...

The photo of the trees takes my breath away.

the Lady said...

Beautiful leaves! So did you get to knit in jury duty?

textilejunkie said...

I have some of those pink plastic needles and I love them! I don't know why but they are my favorite and it saddens me that I only have them in a size 10.

That blue is fantastic!

jasmine said...

Hey, I have some of those "origin unknown" pink plastic needles too. But I don't think that I got them at G.C. Murphy's (the local 5 and 10 although I think by then we called it a dime store -- inflation and all) Love that blue yarn!! And those trees... I was just thinking about the unexpected color still on the trees here in November

Mary Lou said...

Your Honor, not only are those Susan Bates Nylon needles, but they belong in my collection. Force the culprit to hand them over. I love those needles. I now look for them at garage sales and have succumbed to a few on ebay. My expert testimony is thattThey are the best needles out there for lace knitting.

gray la gran said...

i love those pink needles! i have some in my stash (other colors, other sizes) and wish i had more ... i love their smoothness and taper.

happy knitting!