In this household you’ll find fans of the “Western”. So when HBO started “Deadwood” we thought it might be worth a look as they usually do great shows. First show…eeewww! Not impressed. Welll, usually it takes a couple of shows to get you familiar with the characters and what’s happening. So, one more time, yuk….still didn’t click. The third time I sat and ignored it while DH watched…who cares what’s on when you’re knitting?
Now, I’ve seen about every Western made at least once but, more likely two or three times. Had a shoe box full of horse pictures cut from magazines when I was a kid (have barely forgiven my parents for not buying me a pony!). Watching TV shows with Roy Rogers, Sky King, Hopalong Cassidy, Zorro, and more was a must as a child. Westerns are a big deal...this is the West! This is not a small matter.
Looking for some solace took me to the LYS (where else!) and of course, THERE was the answer.
On the shelf was a ball of Suede by Berroco. It looks like the real thing. The pattern of a garter stitch shawl, named Oakley
looked like a perfect companion for a Western gal. It would keep the shoulders warm on cool summer nights while cookin’ barbecue or it could cover a winter coat to give more protection from the cold. How do you resist yarn named after every Cowboy and Cowgirl you loved as a child!? It was hard to pass up Zorro, as he was my favorite hero but, Hopalong was a close second so, that’s the color that tied me down. It seduced me…lassoed me in.
So, here is the ‘kerchief’ shaped start.
Ah, back in the saddle, again.