Knitting and Brownies
I thought I’d give knitwear a go, because I wanted some sweaters in my collection. So I sent Our Girl in Bandung out to find a knitting kompeksi. She found a place that made and sold knitted garments, and off we went.
There were quite a few sweaters and jumpers in various weights, and they seemed well enough made, so I asked the man if he could copy my 2 samples.
Yes, he could do this – what machine did I use?
I said I had knitted them by hand, and he looked at me, confused.
How do you do that? He didn’t understand: could I show him?
There weren’t any knitting needles, so I gave him a demonstration with a couple of pencils. He was very taken with this technique.
He said to come back in a week, and he would have the samples ready.
We left him trying to knit with two pencils.
So a week went by, and we came back to see the samples. There was 1 sample, and somehow it was a version that combined various elements of both of my designs.
Umm. Well, actually, it wasn’t too bad. Could he do this in a dark grey?
Yes – come back tomorrow.
The next day, when we came back, the second sample was a pale green. Which, also, I didn’t mind. So, well, ok, we’d go with that.
Out in the parking lot was a food cart which said: Paris Murtaback Brownies; Our Girl in Bandung said they were very yummy. So we bought some to celebrate.
And, yes, they were. Very yummy.