Last night I was trying to explain to a friend who Kaffe Fasset and Brendon Mably are.
I said ‘if knitting designers were marvel characters they’d be Tony Stark and Pepper Pots’.
Now I can’t stop thinking about who other knitwear designers would be. Elizabeth Zimmerman has to be Fury, right? Maybe the Yarn Harlot is Hawkeye?
hmmm maybe the Yarn Harlot would be Captain Marvel. I’m thinking of the whole “i an captain Marvel” story line and the Yarn Harlots effect when she makes a new pattern or features a yarn on her blog.
Elizabeth Zimmerman is definitely Fury. I like Yarn Harlot for Captain Marvel. I’m pretty sure Crazy Aunt Purl is Hawkeye.
But who is her Kate Bishop? And who is Coulson???
We are all Coulson. These are our idols, the people we hope to be but never will, so we do the best we can with what we are given. And in the end, we make our own badassery that isn’t quite the same as theirs, but others will be amazed.
The real question is: who is Fitzsimmons?
Well that is beautiful.
Daina Tamina is Fitzsimmons, I think. Not a designer, but she crochets mathematical proofs!