Monday, March 14, 2016

The Backdrop in Context

Last week I promised a "finished" picture of the thing I've been working on since January. Here it is...


And with a little more context...


Aaaannnnnddddd...It's not quite done yet. Or, I should say it's the first part of a multi-part project.

I thought it might be nice to knit a sunshield for my farmers market setup. Since I hadn't set up since I started the backdrop, I needed to see the thing up to see how much more I have to do. I thought I would need three panels. But this panel is narrower than I realized. I may need to knit four or five.

Or, I may knit a second panel to balance this one for the other side, and knit something different for the middle. I haven't decided yet.

(The reason the panel isn't wider has to do with how long the needles I used are. Long story that will only make sense to another knitter.)

It's a work-in-progress. Of course, I may scrap the whole idea and just buy a tarp or something.

In other news, remember my clock that likes to go into Daylight Saving Time on a whim? Sunday began Daylight Saving Time. My clock should have been thrilled. Nope. Decided Sunday was the perfect time to remain in Standard Time. Deep sigh.

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  1. Stupid clock.
    Well, at the moment, a really skinny person would be partially shaded.

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  2. I'd still use it as a cape, though :))

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  3. The finished product looks nice. And I know what you mean about clocks -- they have a mind of their own.

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    1. You'd think they'd stay programmed, but apparently not.

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  4. LOL! Funny with the clock. I think your knitted tarp will be a show stopper. And it is perfect for what you sell in your booth!

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    1. Yeah, I like the idea of knitting it. Since I'm a knitter and all.

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  5. Wow, that's a big project. Good luck. I can't wait to see what the finish looks like.

    I can't believe your clock did that. And by that I mean I'm totally not surprised!

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  6. I was wrong; I thought you were making a baby blanket :) I like it as a shade! Your phone has issues, LOL :) A lot of phones here in Arizona where we don't change the time decided to change automatically an hour later, making some people early for work who used that as their main means of checking time. Hubby's did the same, but he didn't have to go to work; took a bit of time though to change the settings to the correct time zone.

    betty

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    1. The phone, actually, was fine. Luckily. It woke me up on time.

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  7. I like the sunshade. It's a big project, but I think it fits well with your booth.

    And of course your phone decided to remain in standard time.

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  8. I didn't know you did the Farmer's Market. That is an awesome way to keep yourself shaded AND advertise.

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    1. I do the farmers market sporadically. It's nice to have a place I can spend the odd Sunday.

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  9. Your clock is very independent!

    I kinda like that you're knitting the sunshade!

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  10. Your clock is playing mind games with you:) I like that idea of a shade barrier and it might give other people ideas..for example, for use on a veranda when the sun gets in one's eyes

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  11. Lovely! It seems like it would be nice to have a matching backdrop on the other side. And it certainly draws attaching to the fact that you sell knitted things.

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    1. That was the plan. If I ever finish it.

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  12. Too pretty and too much effort to be a sun shade. Get a tarp and use this piece of lovely around your shoulders.

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    1. Too heavy for a shawl. And I don't get that cold.

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  13. Oh wow! It got quite large. Very pretty. That sounds like a neat use for it.

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