As most of you know, I live in Los Angeles, which has been hot and humid and all kinds of gross to be outside in lately. This morning was the first morning I got even the slightest chill, so I am welcoming the cool, crisp weather of fall (let’s be real guys, I know that LA autumn isn’t exactly the same as autumn everywhere else but I’m talking in a relative sense) that is looming just over the horizon.
Back when the first non-mockingjay pin poster for Catching Fire came out, there were a lot of mixed feelings about it, but what pretty much everyone agreed upon was that the gray knit wrap she wore was AWESOME. And every year when it starts to get a little chilly, I like to think about my next knitting project.
There was something unbelievably District 12 about that article of clothing despite it not being, strictly-speaking, book canon. Whether it be the rustic, homemade feel of it, or the fact that, of course, Katniss would need a little more than her father’s hunting jacket to keep her warm, it seemed to fit. For some reason, it’s easy to imagine a trade at the Hob for wool yarn and Mrs. Everdeen painstakingly weaving or knitting that for Katniss. It’s easy to imagine knitting circles in District 12, especially the Seam, since it’s easy to assume that most clothing is made at home, not bought.
I’m hoping one of two things happens: 1) I miraculously come up with a pattern myself to recreate that piece of wearable art. I could theoretically comb through the knitting books I’ve been gifted throughout the years for inspiration. 2) Some person more talented than I could beat me to it. Wishful thinking, but crazier things have happened. Our fandom is a very talented bunch so it could happen.
Like I said, I’ve found my project for the upcoming fall/winter. It’ll probably be a poor imitation, but here’s to hoping.
Now I need twenty cats all named Buttercup