The "Postmodern Patriot" scarf for:
Name: Nathan Hollifield
Job: Graduate Student
What i want to be when i grow up: A reconciler
Best thing that happened to me last week was: The sun was out EVERY DAY in Seattle
Why i let someone knit me a scarf with hardly any say in how it would look: Kj is a trend setter. I'm just hoppin' on the bandwagon early.
Kj's inspiration: Nathan was the first to notice that my Facebook status said "Kj is ready to knit something for you" and thus, was the next in line after my first Mars Hill Man Scarf (to be posted soon). Nathan's winter wear is a black carhart jacket, (though you can tell by the pictures that scarf weather in Seattle is pretty much over) and my first thought was orange, because that's just how I am these days. Nathan's eyes widened and he said "I Hate Orange" so instead, I noticed the red and blue cowboy plaid shirt he was wearing, and the thinking went from there. I would never consciously think red, blue, and grey, but it kind of emerged. I wanted to do a tilting stripe, but it proved too problematic at this point (though Kim has some ideas for the future). So instead, it's a pretty simple scarf, with some diminishing blue stripes. Es todo.
Also, I found out after the scarf was in progress, that Nathan is somewhat of a postmodern patriot himself (he can feel free to comment) so in the end, it all worked out.