We have the fastest ice cream man in history. Seriously, he coasts down our hill--no, he races down our hill--and still manages to stay in business. Maybe he knows which homes have children in them and only stops there. Or maybe by the time he comes to our neighborhood he has already run out of frozen pops, bomb pops, push-ups, dreamsicles, drumsticks, etc. and feels like he needs to remind us that it is summer time.
Although, come to think of it, he is pretty much a year-round ice cream man-slash-racer guy driving a truck with stickers on it that depict frozen treats.
So ideas as to why he does this racing thing are welcome.
But this fair isle thing. I have dreams of making something with fair isle that is easy, fast, and not in your usual formation. Yes, this is a cap, but I wanted it to not be your typical slouch, beret, or fitted beanie. Further, I want to get past the snowflakes someday. This one does have snowflakes, but finding fair isle motifs without snowflakes, or cute ladies sprinkling water on tulips, or puppies or that sort of thing is kinda hard to find. Seriously. I have a book with 1,000 knitting motifs and there must be 980 ones with snow, snowflakes or ice crystals in it. The other motifs are hearts and squiggles. Me? I want sunshine, I want a cool monkey face, I want a scary fish with fangs. Shoot, if this book had one good Volkswagen--even a minivan--I'd shut up and go away.
Whether or not this total experiment will ever make the light of day is up in the air. I have noticed that for every good design I do I have at least two or more flops, and that, added to the fact that I have just finished and knit approximately 35 of them in the past year for my next book I might very well be in some sort of funk or might be suffering from some sort of syndrome wherein I cannot see straight when it comes to judging whether or not a hat with two points is a good. . . or a bad . . . idea, or just plain nuts.
(I'd venture to say it's a good idea when you make it and plop it on a toddler who can't decide for themselves if it looks good enough to go out in public, but this one is for us adults who normally have an opinion.)
BTW: That picture of Girlfriend is something I just wanted to show you for no good reason except that I love it and although when I see her in person, I still see a little girl who is animated like a little girl. But, for some reason here, I can see the young woman in her and, well, I just wanted you to see it, too. People say that children grow up too fast but I disagree. I have loved her every minute and each minute gets better. As to whether or not she'll wear this new cap? That is totally up in the air, too.
P.S. She is playing "Row, Row, Row your Boat" in this picture.