Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Farewell to my Hat Attack Victim

Hello FloridaMo. I have written you a little poem.

This Mulberry hat is a poisoned treat.
For it's arrival is so bittersweet.
A warm toasty hat to put on your head.
But I am sorry my friend, you are dead.

I shipped it today. USPS says D-day is in 2-3 days. Isn't she lovely?

I must say that I am happy to be back home, in my warm comfy bed. But I hate the fact that every day is less than 20 degrees out, and I had to walk through the snow to get home, while I had on my suede boots. Thank goodness for waterproofing spray. So, my head is still in the clouds in Trinidad, and I am anxuously planning my next trip there. The date has not been set at the moment.

But guess what? I found another knitter in Trinidad. She has a craft tent in Woodford Square, in the country's capital of Port of Spain. I bought a few plastic-canvas decorations from her, and told her that I am very crafty and used to make those when I was small. I told her that I was an avid knitter. She asked "Do you do two bow knitting, or do you use the circular needle". I was taken aback by the "two bow" knitting description, but I caught her drift. I told her that I did both, and she proceeded to show off her skirt that she made using the circular needle, and her tank top. I think both she and the articles of clothing are adorable. She was surprised that I wanted to take her picture.

I told her that I was impressed that there was a knitter in Trinidad. She was even more impressed that I was young, and interested in the craft. When I told her that I was a certified instructor, she almost fell to the floor. I told her that in the States there are many people my age who knit. She said that she was very happy to see that the youth was picking up the craft again. Of course, I had on no makeup that day, so I barely looked a day over 20... but I will take a complement when I get one. I replied that she looked a lot younger than some of the older folks that I see knitting in New York. She blushed at that one. For the life of me, I cannot remember her name (please excuse me... I was running on E from too much partying and no sleep). And I regret that I didn't ask her if she knitted Continetal or English style. Trinidad was a British colony, and gained it's Independence in 1962. So, I really wonder what style she really knew.

On a side note, I spoke to two handsome firefighters who saw my knitting pictures and mentioned to me that they learned to knit and crochet in school growing up. They were very impressed with my talent, and inquired about a sweater. Sorry guys... no ring, no thing. LOL!!! I will not succumb to the sweater curse.

More pics and progress reports later. Have a wonderful day, everyone!!!


sophanne said...

totally cool- does it get cold in Trinidad?

Yvonne said...

Can't wait to see more Trinidad pics!!

Kim said...

I didn't know you were a certified knitting instructor! Cool! I love that the Trinidad knitter said "two bow." Her knitted skirt & top are adorable.

Kim said...

P.S. your hat attack hat turned out great! Nice poem too. I mailed mine off yesterday afternoon to Montana. Still haven't received my hat of death or heard anything from my assassin.

sahara said...

I'm so glad you had a good time! In St. Thomas most of the sisters sew and crochet, but I was surprised to see that they didn't use much cotton; it does get chilly at night and light shawl is the thing.

Great pics! Isn't it a shame coming back to such cold.

Mary Beth said...

You can add poetess to your resume! Funny.

Knitting translates just fine in all cultures huh? Nice that you took a picture to remember it all by.

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Very nice hat. Pretty color. Can't wait for you to post pix's of Trinidad with more little tales.

hope said...

I am soooooo jealous. Carnival! And I just saw that beautiful picture of you and Michael Ealy, Halle's old boyfriend, not bad. You make a lovely couple.

Jeanine said...

Welcome back

M said...

Nimble were her fingers
and to the Post Office fleet
An untimely demise
today did I meet.

Death by a gorgeous hat, who could ask for more??


Virtuous said...

Glad ou got back her safely!

OMG!! What a great story about meeting the Trindad woman!!
Tee hee @ "two bow" needles
And yes I am very curious now about which method of knitting she did too. Her knits are great! And too sweet that she blushed!! :o)

And then you met the two guys who were taught knitting growing up!

My goodness you had some great knitting stories!

Can't wait to see your vacay pics!

Hope you are catching up on your sleep now! :oD

flames said...

Were you attracted to one of the firefighters? And if he wanted to learn, would you teach him?

bravebird said...

Love it chica! Trinidad is beautiful! The lady seems very nice! I love the term "two bow" also! Oh, and Michael Ealy - can you say..."FINE"?! LOL!

Scheherazaad said...

Two bow sounds like we are armed and dangerous. Combat knitting? Ironically that is what you are doing with Hat Attack.