Sunday, December 10, 2006

We mourn the loss of Rebecca


Today we gather to recognize the short yet meaningful existence of Rebecca, whose lovely olive-toned Silk Road Aran countenance will be sorely missed.

Despite a promising cast-on, Rebecca struggled to overcome multiple knitting challenges in her short life.

Rebecca’s designer and friend, Jo Sharp, remembered her as
A women’s fitted sweater with a cable panel at the centre front. Suitable for a knitter with some cable experience.”
Her voice caught a bit at the memory.

Rebecca returns to the skein before her time, an innocent victim of sizing errors, inadequate swatching and knitter dissatisfaction. She was a model of sweater forbearance, never growing discouraged by the multiple froggings she received, though her plies grew thin in several places from the experience. She resisted drowning her troubles in Eucalan, instead choosing to spend her last months hiding in disgrace in a paper sack in the basement corner.

Rebecca strongly believed that the fibers of our beings continue on beyond one’s own limited existence and she expressed a desire to be reincarknitted as a well-loved pullover or perhaps a cardigan (though preferably not as socks).

Rebecca leaves behind a grieving knitter, Denise, who despite vehemently expressing an inability to even think about knitting another sweater anytime soon, was later observed reaching out in her grief to her long ignored stash yarn.


Skein to skein, hank to hank
As yarn we are born and to yarn we return.

RIP…RIP…RIP, dear Rebecca


11 comments:

Sheila E said...

Poor Rebecca....nice eulogy!
May she reincarknit into something lovely.....or not!

Romi said...

Alas, poor Rebecca....

vanessa said...

amen.

marti said...

hey,i didn't know you actually had a blog! way to go! the crown hat is a debbie bliss...the pattern book is something about head, hands and toes--of course i had to alter the pattern and knit it in the round.

Lisa S said...

HAHhahahahahahahahaha, That is fricking high-larious, complete with the memorial photo. I love it. You rock, Denise.

vanessa said...

i tagged you!

C said...

I found you coz of vanessa... and haven't laughed so hard in a long time. Errr, ummm... I am bowing my head out of respect.

melanie said...

Alas, dear Rebecca, gone but not forgotten. Phoenix-like, she will arise from the ashes ...

June said...

This is too funny! As Mel, says, she will rise again into something more powerful than her former self! lol

CarolineF said...

Bwaha. Very good.

Barb said...

Twas not to be for poor Rebecky. She will be re-born when her time has come. :-)