I am of the variety of person that tends to be wary of The Hype. I rarely lend credence to what the masses are saying or being swayed by. When politicians, anchormen, and expert panelists begin to speak with any fervor, I drift off into my own thoughts feeling like I have heard all of this rhetoric before in some previous life. I am neither completely cynical or stoic or idealistic mind you, I just find that the words Crisis and Plan are often overused and ill defined at that.
I like to prove things to myself, on my own terms, in my own time. I am sure I have annoyed people along the way, ignoring their advice, then changing my tune as if I had concurred all along. I apologize. I know I am terribly guilty of immediately and adamantly making up my mind on a topic for I am a creature of deep, often impractical emotions, and then contradicting myself as if all that fuss never happened. I even extend this stubborn wariness to the knitting community. I have for a year or so read the zealous exclamations extolling the virtues of Malabrigo. "It's so soft! It's so beautiful! It's so mmmmmm..."
'Whatever', I said, reminding myself how I've been disappointed in the past. Of course, that was all before I tried Malabrigo. So friends, like the child who is tricked by the babysitter into eating broccoli casserole and discovering after years of gagging and starving that broccoli smothered in cheese is actually good, I ecstatically declare:
It's so soft!
It's so beautiful!
It's so mmmmmm...
Which hat pattern do you suggest I knit?