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?



  1. Oh, I'd like to see pictures of that! You probably didn't have time to take any though. Here's to the early morning inspirations! If only they would come a morning earlier......

  2. The winner was a friend, I will ask her to bring it so I can snap a photo for my blog.