Today my son had a trumpet lesson, and rather than sit in the trumpet-mom corner listening to him execute his trumpet lesson, I went to a nearby shopping center to grab a cup of coffee.
It was humid, overcast, and there were intermittent downpours, so I was happy when I was able to get a parking space within 30 feet of a covered walkway that took me Great Yarns, an LYS I frequented when my son was still in the Raleigh Boychoir.
There, I was confronted with this vision:
I stepped closer to make sure it was real:
Having searched the window for any indication of who the artist might be, I stepped inside the store to get a better look and find out the name of the artist.
I took this photo:
and after placing one phone call, I got the artist’s name: Lucille Seaman.
My own work for the day seemed so pedestrian. I worked out the details of a revision to my Legally Blonde hat design:
I had settled on Caron Simply Soft as it is one of the recommended yarns for chemo caps by Knots of Love, and it came in the colors I needed: orchid and white.
I had to make a few changes to the pattern to make it work as a chemo cap. Here is the body of the hat worked in a spiral so that the resulting hat is seamless:
and here is the revised chrysanthemum that retains much of the look of Lesley Stanfield’s original design, but which is built on flat base, eliminating a good deal of bulk.
While it is not as tidy a bloom, the feel of the attached flower is more comfortable for the wearer:
Shortly before dinner, I got it all put together:
I am happy to be working on the smaller projects in my current queue, but Lucille Seaman’s amazing crochet squid will, no doubt, inspire me in ways I don’t yet realize.