After supper practically kicked Yannick out of the house so I could go upstairs, get into bed, watch the rest of the American Idol finale, and knit my Big Great Idea. He left. I started. He came home a bit later to watch the Lost finale with me, and I proudly showed him what I’d completed of my Great Big Stoopid Idea.
Him: That’s nice honey.
Me: You didn’t really look at it.
Him: (looks at it) What is it?
Note: the object I’m holding up is 2″ wide and sorta resembles a scarf…if every inch or two the scarf changed needle sizes, yarns, tensions and patterns.
Me: It’s a reminder scarf thingy.
Me: Isn’t it a great idea? As I complete each project I’ll add on a bit using the left over yarn and those needles and that pattern, that way I’ll have it as a reminder of each project.
Him: You could also just take pictures.
Me: (turning over the Stoooopid Scarf Thingy to show him the back where I’d attached little labels with the yarn info and pattern info) But…but…look. Isn’t it a good idea?
Him: (looking sadly at me) Do you want my honest opinion?
Me: (realizing that a long, skinny, 2″ wide hodge-podge of stuff with annoying tags hanging off the back just waiting to get tangled is not so much of a Big Great Idea as it is a Big Waste of Time.) No.
At this point I undid the Big Stoooopid Thing and came up with Great Idea the 2nd. A big ball of yarn. I liked the idea of having a little bit of yarn from all the projects put together somehow, and since I have no idea how, yet, I’m going to tie the ends together and wind up a ball of yarn. Maybe I’ll knit with it someday, or maybe it will become a Really Ugly Sculpture, who knows.