My wooden basket became too small for the amount of poppies I have knitted so far and I had to transfer my colorful pretties to a glass bowl.
I have knitted 80 poppies so far, only 20 more to go. My glass bowl can hardly contain this abundance of goodness and is about to overflow. I simply love it!
Knitting the poppies for my Poppies of Endearment project has been easy. The challenging part is yet to come.
A challenging project on several levels
After I have knitted a 100 poppies, I will cluster 3 poppies together, attach an affirmation/saying/poem, place them somewhere in San Francisco, take a picture and leave them behind.
Sounds easy…but to me it is challenging on several levels!
- Write an affirmation, saying, or a poem in your own words. Oh boy that means I am not allowed to quote somebody. I have to find and use my own words…
- Place them somewhere in San Francisco. Yikes, this city is big…and I just dipped my toe in it. Oh well, it will force me to go out there, and find good spots, preferably photogenic ones, to leave the poppies behind.
- Take a picture. A good opportunity to get more and more comfortable with my DSLR camera and my latest Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 lens.
- Leave the poppies behind for a stranger to find. Detaching from an item you spend much time on… to be gifted to a total stranger.
And lastly, document everything on the blog.
Hands down the most interesting knitting adventure I have ever embarked on!
Hey Nancy, you keep on going on about your poppies, but how about your website?
Ha! I wondered when you would ask!
Me and web developer Andy Bottman have been going back and forth over the past few weeks and I just received message that he is ready to do a final import to my new website. Don’t ask me for details, I am ignorant on how these things work.
I will let you know here on this blog, when the other one is up and running so you all can head that way when it is time.
All of you who have left a comment on this blog, will also receive an e-mail on when the new site is up.
It is very very close…
Thanks for reading and until the next entry!