Thursday, August 30, 2007

Best of Me

I was thinking a little too much this morning (pre-coffee) and it suddenly dawned on me why knitting is my niche - genetics. For me, knitting requires the best traits that I inherited from each of my parents.

Moma is creative - some might call her crafty. Ever since I've known her (pretty much my whole life), she's been good at all things home economic-y -- sewing, cooking, embroidery, home decor, art, smocking, gardening and knitting.
My daddy gets the job done. No matter what it is or in what order it was left, if it needs be finished up, my daddy can do it.

For a while, there was doubt that I was Moma's daughter - except for that whole she gave birth to me thing. When I'm not burning Rice Krispie treats or killing cacti, I'm also not sewing a straight line or perusing paint colors. It's not that Moma didn't try, it's just that my talents do not lie in those areas. Then along came knitting -finally Moma could see a little her in me not to mention that she had a new partner in fiber crime.
There's never been any doubt that I am my daddy's daughter. Whenever anyone in my family is annoyed with me, they blame my paternal heritage. I accept it as a compliment.

Knitting is truly the optimum use of my best traits. Now I think my traits & I shall go back to getting it done in a most crafty way.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Miss You Much

I haven't knitted a stitch in 14.5 days. I'm antsy & my hands itch & it feels like I'm missing something. I wake up in the middle of the night knowing that I've forgotten something...then realize it's the knitting...

Ok, so I'm not really waking up in the middle of the night, but it definitely feels like something's missing from my life. Two parts of my psyche are fighting a bitter battle. There's my need to organize & clean my new apartment and then there's my yearning for wool. Luckily, a reprieve is in sight. I'm vacationing all next week & it's the kind of vacation where I'm not expected to go or do or see. ...Knitting and catching up on daytime tv for a whole week! I have a special project in mind as I'll have access to my Moma's sewing machine - STEEKING! I'm delighted & petrified. Maybe I need a little project first though, so I don't get too overexcited...kind of like a knitting appetizer. I'm considering the Baby Bolero from One Skein as I have one skein of Mission 1824 Wool burning a whole in my stash. It might be just the thing to wet my appetite.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

(W)Rapper's Delight

This yarn was simply delicious crawling across my fingers and the clapotis pattern was a delight to follow. Like reading a short story, parts were familiar and some pieces surprised me. And that's all I'm gonna say about it.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Wishin' and Hopin'

Looking for an apartment in NYC is like trying to find someone who doesn't think Britney Spears is crazy. You might find one guy but, chances are, that guy is a little bit nuts himself. I stumbled upon my own minor lunacy today during a chat with Moma and realized my knitting affair has even infiltrated my apartment hunt. On the inside, I've pondered where I'll put the cedar chest which houses my stash & current project(s), as well as how the light from the windows will affect my hobby. On the outside, I've considered the proximity of yarn stores and whether the commute will allow ample knitting time.
Is that crazy? (rhetorical question) I don't think so - it's just being conscientious. It's being a smart shopper. Of course, maybe Britney doesn't think she's crazy either.