Monday, 9 September 2013

A finishing touch

finishing an unfinished object by Asplund
finishing an unfinished object, a photo by Asplund on Flickr.
A knitter friend and I have been joking about setting fire to projects we're unhappy with, and last night I had an irresistible urge to try it. Lo and behold: this improvised hat project never looked better than it did ablaze - and I must confess there was something deliciously pagan about this little purgatorial rite in the garden!

The very same friend (Entill) gave me this notebook from her trip to Shetland. Love it!

6 comments:

ylva said...

Hahahahahah! What a feeling :-)

bleakmidwinter said...

Ha ha! Yes, I do think we sometimes need to sacrifice our knits to the gods!

Johanne Ländin said...

Wow!

ron huber said...

Now that is funny!! I imagine it had a horrible smell. I think these sacrifices are good for the soul. I have a friend who writes down her bad thoughts and then burns them.
Ron in Mexico

Carolina said...

What a purging and purifying ritual! Love it.

christinelaennec said...

How funny - I do think burning unwanted things/thoughts can be very powerful! And what an amazing notebook - is that real lace on the cover, or...?