Wednesday, January 09, 2008

pertinacious

Lest you think I am one of William F. Buckley types who use words like "preternatural" in everyday conversation, I must disclose that "pertinacious" is today's Dictionary.com word of the day. (I love the word o' the day. I try really hard to use it throughout the day, but I often find it difficult: "Children, my poor nerves have become quite friable as a result of your faineant behavior." Huh?)

It seems perfect timing, then, that Ali is having a Finish-an-FO contest and today's word describes the quality of being stubbornly persistent--which is what I'll have to be to get this FO completed. You'd think that I would have no problem getting this taken care of, but I think I need an extra dose of resolve to finish it. I started it as a Christmas gift for my sister-in-law. I didn't get it done in time, and now I'm a worried that the handles and finishing of it will disappoint her. I know, I know. Just get it done already and quit fretting. All-righty, then.

This photo is all washed out, by the way. The yarn is Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted and the color is Burnt Orange. It's perfect for this pattern, the Brea Bag from Berroco. I'll try to get better exposure when I have the FO Glamour Shot this weekend. There. I've said it out loud. I'm committed. (Committed. Hmm. Sometimes I think that would be nice: plenty of reading time, someone else doing the cleaning, wearing jammies all day, maybe even a padded room...)

3 comments:

ali said...

What a great bag! It'll make a great gift and a wonderful finished object!
Happy knitting-
ali

Jean said...

I'm so excited you're making this bag. I've had fantasies of making it in lots of different colors and giving them as gifts. I get hung up on handle and button selection, though. And then I get distracted and move onto something else. So I'll enjoy watching yours shape up. I love that burnt orange color, too!

Faith! said...

Ooooh pretty! Good luck with that commitment thing- pft, I'll get the hang of it one of these days.