Over the summer, and in the midst of suffocating heat and humidity, I was given a challenge by my favorite 5 (then 4)-year-old: my nephew Aidan. The dialogue went something like this: “I want a scarf.”
“Okay, I’ll make you a scarf.”
“I want it to have flames.”
“Okay, I’ll make you a scarf with flames.”
“And lightning bolts.”
“Oh… Umm… Okay. I’ll figure out how to add lightning bolts. Wow, you really know what you want, don’t you?”
So I’m spending today figuring out how to adapt this pattern from Debbie Stoller’s Stitch ‘N Bitch Nation to include lightning bolts.
It’s quite important that I figure this out—and fast—because I’ve since learned he’s going around talking about this scarf non-stop. I’m thinking it’d be best if I have it done by Thanksgiving, since that’s the next time I’ll be home, and I would hate to disappoint my boy. Since I can’t exercise, and I’ve been told to lift things nothing heavier than pencils and forks, I figure laying around watching TV and lifting bamboo knitting needles it totally fine.
Wish me luck! I’ve got my coffee, I’m loading season 3 of Dexter (taking breaks to watch the WFTDA National Championships), and I’m planning on spending quite some time getting started on this thing.