I feel like the women’s gymnastics team at the beginning of the semifinals,,,,the injuries seemed to pile up on those gals, but like them I will persevere. Yesterday I spent the most wonderful day at my LYS with my best friend whom I haven’t seen in a month. Good company, lots of knitting, upbeat chatter..just one of those days that makes you feel alive and happy to be a knitter. I thought I would take all those warm, fuzzy feelings home and pour them into a good dinner for the fam since they had both been working all day. I got a great recipe from said friend, (who is Julia Child reincarnated), and began chopping away with my trusted Wustoff…then,
BAM, a chunk out of the middle finger! I called Superman who was on his way home from the hospital and said, bring supplies! He had to clamp down hard on the artery to stop the blood flow enough to get a bandage on. Just so you know, artery clamping leaves you seeing stars for a moment then a dull ache sets in that makes you wonder if removing the digit all together might not have been less painful! Is there no silver lining you ask? Would this be the end of my quest for knitters glory? No, No, No…. You will notice it is my LEFT hand, so just like those spunky rubber girls I was back on the mat, so to speak, pursuing my own personal gold, albeit at a reduced pace. AND, the fam felt so sorry for me that Superman finished up dinner, Bug cleaned the kitchen, and I sat down to watch two hours of women running thru the streets of Bejing! I couldn’t believe they showed two hours of women in speedos running and sweating, the color commentator had his job cut out for him. But as I watched I thought a lot about pace and perseverance. I couldn’t knit as fast, (I’m a snail on a good day}, and I was getting a little bored with this project,( knitters ADD), but like the chick from Romania, I had to keep going, looking ahead for the finish. I finished up another two inches and still it looks like this:
Rather like a trumpet flower or a strange sea creature? And yes, it does stretch, A Lot! I weigh a wee bit more than the flying rubber girls, or the runnerchicks, but yes, I tried it on as I went and it does in fact cover that middle blob below the rib cage. I’m back in love with it again as I can see my on finish line looming up ahead, almost in reach, just a fuzzy figure thru the smog, but still there, I just have to keep treking.
However, like every obsessive knitter, I am daydreaming about the next great thing, here’s a few more for my to-do-list:
The first two are from Anthropology, I adore the hoodie. What you can’t tell in this pic is that the closer is a small stuffed frog hanging from i-cord used to wrap around the opposing button in order to close. Ms. Crochet, otherwise know as Emiily at Bliss Yarn, has agreed to show me how to make my own version. The second set of pics is from Berrocco.
The PomPom Peds are from here. A great site to have in your contacts. I’m thinking these would make semi-fast stocking stuffers for Christmas.
I hope this finds you all healthy, uninjured and cruising down your own personal finish line, just don’t forget to look ahead at your next race. As knitters there’s always ‘one more’….one more row, one more skien, one more project, one more sleeve, one more color, one more FO!!!