Happy Thursday, people. WordPress tells me that yesterday's post was my 400th. I feel like that is the sort of milestone that should have been celebrated with trumpets and fanfare. But the world didn't end because I only fussed about a UFO, so stay with me and we'll pull out the party hats for 500. … Continue reading Behold The Blanket
One of the biggest perks of knitting a romper are the comments I get on it. The conversations will go one of two ways:1. Standard Romper Conversation"What are you making?""A romper.""Oh! For a baby?""No, for me.""Oh." 2. Light Rail Romper Conversation."Excuse me, ma'am, do you mind me asking what you're making?""A romper.""Wow... that's pretty bada**.""Thank you."
I've got my happy thoughts:1. The new Knitty is up. Yes, it's been up for like a week now. Humor me.2. I have a cool bag to carry my knitting out and about in. Technically, it hasn't been out and about yet, but it will be. Right now, I'm using it to keep my current … Continue reading Happy Thoughts
Back at the end of March, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee sent out a call to knitters, asking them to engage in one day of inexplicable knitter behavior. Her readers responded exuberantly, and I can only imagine how perplexed the non-knitting denizens of their respective cities were.The day for inexplicable knitting fell on a Tuesday, a school day, … Continue reading Inexplicable
The minute, the curtailed, the packable seem to be taking over my life.Lunch fits in a box.My working memory is about the same capacity as a floppy.And any knitting larger than a washcloth seems an insurmountable task of Hurculean proportions.Why? Because it's back-to-school time. Not the rejuvenated-by-summer, won't-this-be-fun, brand-new-clothes fall back to school. The back-to-the-grind, … Continue reading Little Things
Size 0 double pointed needles aside, knitting is considered a relatively benign hobby. Yet to be explored, however, are the hazards of Knitting In Public, KIPping for short. In my experience, KIPping is a perilous enterprise at the best of times. KIPping at a University? Doubly so.Hazard #1Students. The ones who stare are easily ignore. … Continue reading Hazards of Combining Knitting and School