Monday, November 19, 2012

if it wasn't for the last minute...

I had a brilliant idea.

However the brilliant idea was preceded by weeks of 'I got nothin' and completed the axiom 'if it wasn't for the last minute, I would never get anything done'

My brilliant idea was adding a personal touch to a white chef's hat and apron by adding a lettered inkle band that said 'I heart meat' - it was the prize for meatiest chili in our local chili cook off this past weekend.
My flash of inspiration came at 6:30am, and I had warped for the two color pick-up--that I apparently did not understand-- I wove only a trifle, and, well,  blech, so I cut it off at 9:40am. I went home for the cones of yarn, and changed the size of the pattern thread, got back to warp by 10:20, warped up and began to weave. Pick-up. and letters.
Many people walked up to me to ask what I was doing, and I finally got a little terse(the first several conversations went like this)

What are you making?
An inkle band.
That looks complicated!
It is.
what is it for?
A prize for the chili cookoff.
You mean today?
Right now?
Yes (glance at clock) in 40 minutes.
that's (insert favorite- insane, crazy, ambitious, cool, interesting, amazing)

But the band was finished, and was stitched to the hat before the contest was over.

After the fact what do I call it?