Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Knit in Perspective
KNOCK KNOCK! The knocks were so loud I jumped as it was more of a knock-down-the-door-knock than a please-answer-the-door-knock. I think a crack may have formed above my front door!
A burly delivery man was standing at my door, holding a large bag from my favourite yarn store.
"Going to do a bit of knitting then?"
"Yes! . . . I am a bit of a knitting nerd . . . . expecting an old lady weren't you?" I smiled.
He was halfway down the stairs heading back to his van, when he stopped, looked back laughing "Yes I was actually!"
I'm not ashamed of my knitting nerdiness. And I can see in this blogosphere that I am no tragic. There are younger and more addicted (and talented) knitters and crocheters out there. But I am happy to do my bit to change the perception of yarn crafts being for the over 60's and eighties tragics. And I am ecstatic that I am actually loving knitting. That I am yearning to improve my crocheting. That I trawl yarn suppliers online and snoop around your Ravelry offerings.
I love buying my yarn locally, but I do look forward to trying some imports soon. Just got to work through this lot first (plus the rest of it!).
So this lot is destined to become:
1. A jumper
2. A cardi
3. 3 pairs of slippers
4. 12 dishcloths
5. 2 beanies
6. And stashed for a scrappy blankie.
I'm giddy with excitement.
What you working on?