Rockin’ in the Free World

I would like to introduce everyone to a new knitter, Jessica Ferguson.

She’s so fresh and new, (less than a month in the fold I believe) she still has that new knitter smell on her which is like a new car smell, but with less vinyl.

Jessica now carries the “rockstar” crown because she just completed her second project: a knitted purse. She used the Rowan Big Wool and the ShibuiKnits purse handles. She purchased the retro-cool fabric from Josephine’s. She wisely suckered, uh, er… convinced Sandy Kay to sew the lining in for her.

The life of a rockstar is frought with difficulties. There’s the rampant drug use which ages you beyond your years, the sex scandles, and the unimaginable pressure to maintain (or aquire) winning looks. Issues with the band’s image can destroy you. A rockgodess must ascend all of these tribulations and always project an air of “cool”.

So the reason Jessica is a rockstar is she didn’t cry. As in baseball, there’s no crying in knitting. She believed in

herself even though she’s new to the art and didn’t have any experience or indication she would succeed. There is nothing cooler than believing in your own abilities even when you have good reason to doubt.

Jessica: “Keep on rockin’ in the free world”.

Update: A note from Rockstar Jessica in the comments We’ll miss you dear!

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August 12, 2007 by Sara M
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