Now that we are past the (final?) Indian Summer heat wave, I’m throwing down the gauntlet, literally and philosophically.
Gauntlet | Definition of gauntlet by Merriam-Webster
1. : a glove worn with medieval armor to protect the hand. 2. : any of various protective gloves used especially in industry. 3. : an open challenge —used in phrases like throw down the gauntlet.
As I retrieved my (hand knit) woolly accessories from storage I was struck by just how many I have made.
Then I sorted them by type: cowl, infinity scarf, wrap, shawl, etc.
Here is the tally (which changes daily as I find other accessories stashed in other places):
12 Infinity scarves
16 regular scarves
2 rectangular wraps
9 triangular shawls/scarves
5 Rasta cowls
19 (more) cowls
5 pairs of fingerless gloves
I’ve decided to challenge myself. I will wear a different accessory everyday. At some point I’ll be left with a “yes” pile and a “no” pile. The accessories that I habitually do not choose to wear will be donated or given away.
Everyday I wear an accessory I will post it on my Instagram and Facebook pages. Please like/follow me on those pages to see how this plays out.
Feel free to launch your own challenge. Use the hashtag #knitaccessorychallenge
Let the game begin.