Thursday, July 07, 2011

Emerald Sweater

"Oh - You're a very bad man!"

Oh, no my dear. I'm a very good man. I'm just a very bad Wizard."
— (The Wizard) L. Frank Baum (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz)


Oh yes my dear, here is the Emerald Sweater, which has nothing to do with the Emerald City but inspired a L. Frank Baum quote hunt anyway. First, the sweater:

Emerald Sweater

I made it a while ago but didn't wear it because it came out differently than I imagined it. Then one day I decided to like it anyhow.

Pattern: Emerald by Amy Swenson

Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts De-Vine in color: Manly yes but I like it too

Mods: I omitted the big button. Maybe with regrets.

Emerald Sweater

Lately I have been drinking in tiny bits of wisdom wherever I find them. So please take this next quote with some salt and some cheek. Hey, why not toss in some chocolate and whiskey and call it a party. And invite me along already.


"As they passed the rows of houses they saw through the open doors that men were sweeping and dusting and washing dishes, while the women sat around in groups, gossiping and laughing."

What has happened? the Scarecrow asked a sad-looking man with a bushy beard, who wore an apron and was wheeling a baby carriage along the sidewalk.

Why, we've had a revolution, your Majesty -- as you ought to know very well, replied the man; and since you went away the women have been running things to suit themselves. I'm glad you have decided to come back and restore order, for doing housework and minding the children is wearing out the strength of every man in the Emerald City.

Hm! said the Scarecrow, thoughtfully. If it is such hard work as you say, how did the women manage it so easily?

I really do not know, replied the man, with a deep sigh. Perhaps the women are made of cast-iron.
— L. Frank Baum (The Marvelous Land of Oz)


Maybe I should call this my cast-iron sweater instead of my emerald sweater?


pasqwal said...

Seems like a perfect world to me.

Lisa said...

Beautiful Sweater! Because of yours, I'm adding this pattern to my queue!