Taking over the world
Tuesday February 27th 2007, 5:41 pm
Filed under: Knit

I went to sign in with the receptionist at the doctor’s today, and a woman was sitting knitting. Bright pink, lacy, large… “A baby blanket?” I asked her. “Yes!” she exclaimed in delight. We talked knitting a moment, and I asked her if she’d been at Stitches the past weekend. Yes, and it was her first: talk about overload. She said that after they’d walked through all the aisles once, then it felt somehow manageable, and she could actually look at the yarns and things in the booths. But there was Just. So. Much. There.

How well I know that feeling.

And she was a fellow Lisa Souza enthusiast. How cool is that!

Then I signed in, her husband came out, she left, I sat down where she’d been, pulled out my red cashmere and silk, and another woman muttered, “Another knitter!”

If I had had a small finished project on hand, I might well have handed it to her on the spot to try to recruit her. We’re taking over the world, she might as well accept it happily.

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I went to vote today (local township thing) and I noticed one of the helpers knitting a dishcloth, so of course I had to say something. Another woman there was giving her a knitting refresher course. I said I was a knitter too and proudly showed them my socks. They were shocked that I was actually wearing hand knit socks (really they didn’t even believe me at first). I think maybe I inspired them to move past the dishcloth lol. YAY!

Comment by Lisa 02.27.07 @ 6:59 pm

You know, a handknit dishcloth is something that would never ever have occurred to me if I hadn’t started reading the Knitlist, years ago. My first one was the back of a cotton sweater that was halfway past the armhole decreases but was clearly never going to go any further. I’d been knitting that cotton yarn out of a mixture of guilt and gratitude after someone had given it to me, but no matter how hard I tried to love it, I truly did not. So it’s been a more-than-funky dishcloth and a conversation piece in the kitchen.

But–hmm. A dishcloth is something I could have finished quickly and given to that woman. Don’t put it past me.

Comment by AlisonH 02.27.07 @ 8:36 pm

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