I think I've mentioned Kaffe Fasset before (for such a talented man, his website is not groovy), but I might not have mentioned Brandon Mably (ditto, but I've linked to it anyhow - take a look at the fabrics and drool). . . as you can see from the lovely Brandon's sweater, I am once more in the throws of a creative dilemma
(well, not exactly - my dilemma has nothing to do with his sweater, especially since I am crocheting and not knitting at the moment) (didn't know I could crochet? neither did I! but it's fairly easy to teach yourself one or two easy stitches, and so I did and hence my dilemma)
still with me boys? good. . . persevere
anyhoo, in my spare time, I've been crocheting granny squares. . .
not quite like that (I wish!). . . actually if I could wish, I'd be crocheting this:
(hang on in there, gentlemen, this will all be worth while if you bear with me)
so, having had a bit of spare time recently, I've amassed a goodly collection of said squares and was going to turn them into a shawl thing (you know, how the older generation like to keep warm? irrespective of fashion, in the case of a crocheted shawl) only Mini-Teen has now highjacked them and wants me to turn them into a hippy skirt (you know, how the younger generation don't care about warmth, only fashion? and - by bizarre coincidence, the timing of which is odd - since I've learnt to crochet the trendy shops are full of crocheted stuff) (haven't noticed? now you will!)
when the squares were going to be a shawl, they were going to be vaguely rainbowishly arranged (I haven't crocheted a rainbow, but oddly I seem to have all the shades and some inbetween)
only Mini-Teen prefers a more random pattern, and nothing rainbow related at all. . .
so when I was doing a little research into that, then I came across this:
which I think you'll agree is rather marvellous (and I might borrow its theme for my next round of creative activity). . . and it's based on one of Mr Fassett's quilts:
who also created this, only it's knitting and I'm crocheting so it'll have to go on the backburner for a while. . .but before I was distracted by Messrs Mably and Fassett, I found this:
which I think you'll agree is fairly unpleasant (in that colourway and with those sleeves at least). . .
. . .but! back to the plot! I was going to say something really important to all you men out there, but now I'm distracted and can't remember what it was