Friday, March 18, 2011

Asymmetrical Symmetry is Crucial

I will be the first to admit that I really find comfort in symmetry and even if something is asymmetrical, it needs to be symmetrically asymmetrical.  Get it?

Just one of the many quirks that make me, well, me. 

Case in point with today's FO.  The Montparnasse Sweater is asymmetrical in its design.  I love that it is funky and different.  The yarn I chose takes the funkiness off to another level.  The pattern calls for welted seams, but due to the nature of the yarn in question and the way it stripes and puddles, I opted for regular seams so as not to compete visually. 

Yarn used:  Andes/Ester Bitran Hand Dyed in Colorway 30 Purple Sky Dark Lavendar and Light Blue.

Last night I made the "Sarku Japan Knockoff Teriyaki Chicken".

After dinner, Wes was cleaning up the kitchen.  We work well together,  he usually cleans up the kitchen after I cook or more often than not we work together on it.    Last night it struck me that we have an asymmetrically symmetrical relationship.  We always work together and our individual strengths balance out the other's weaknesses.  When it comes to cooking, one of my biggest weaknesses is making ginormous messes, although I make feeble attempts to clean up as I go.  Wes' strength is that he never fusses about the mess, but always compliments the meal and seems to understand that sometimes messy is a prerequisite to yummy.  How is it asymmetrical?  Unofficial and unsubstantiated research has led me to the conclusion that there is something about the stove that is repulsive to him.  He always, always, ALWAYS cleans up the dishes, pots/pans, rinses out the sink, wipes down the counters, puts away the leftovers. and all that jazz...but there must be something about wiping down the stovetop that stops him.  And this is where we flip back to symmetry, I come along and sprinkle it with baking soda to get any burned on bits off and wipe down all the nooks and crannies of it.  It's no big deal, just one of those funnies of life.  Obviously, he needs me and I need him...we're symbiotic that way man! (and I wouldn't have it any other way!)  He's my helper and I'm his.  

Hop over to Tami's to check out all the FO's that balance out the WIP...


  1. Awww! Warm fuzzies and a really pretty FO! What a nice way to get a jump on the weekend. The sweater looks terrific -- but did you really just knit two sweaters in two weeks? Color me impressed!

  2. oo those two colours go together so well *thumbs up* oh and I love your tag line thingy.....absolutely nothing wrong with being a crazy knitting cat heading that way myself :-)

  3. So beautiful. I LOVE the way it pooled!

  4. i like the colors!! it is funny about the stove too. i somehow hate cleaning the stove and counters (not sure why). when my husband cleans up the kitchen (often enough that i really appreciate it), it always looks so nice and sparkly. with me, not so much. i get the dishes done. then i'm done. i too clean as i go when cooking. i really hate seeing a big mess...he is just better at cleaning the kitchen than i am. it is kind of awesome:)

  5. Lovely sweater, Dina!

    I wish my hubby enjoyed cleaning up after dinner...but alas, it is not to be. Used to be that way, after dinner he would clean up the kitchen, but no more. Now it's all left to me, which I really dislike.

    I wish I could bottle some of Wes' initiative to put into Tom's food! :)

  6. I love the sweater -- that's a fun shape and a funky yarn nicely put together.



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