Brilliant blog post title
Saturday March 27th 2010, 11:44 pm
Filed under: Knit

Sometimes ya just gotta do what you gotta do. Cast on!

And like yesterday’s flowers, the white resists being photographed well.  NO, don’t take my picture, can’t you see!  I’m having a bad-stitch day!

Don’t believe it.  Not for one second. And it is so soft running through the hands, a marvelous few moments’ escape from the ongoing, “Did your medical expenses exceed 7.5% of your income? Yes?…”


I wrote the above, went back to knit some more to try to come up with a brilliant blog post title, finished the yoke, got to the end of my 398-stitch row, and…found I can’t count to two.  Repeatedly.  It’s tinked and reknit and all better now, and I still say it was a good stitch day.  Because sometimes nothing will do but plain and simple and something that is a treat to the hands, while looking forward to making someone else happy with it, too.

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Ah yes, and there are those times it is just faster to frog and reknit.

When med expenses are high, hopefully one is alive to “enjoy” the deduction….

Comment by Holly 03.28.10 @ 6:47 am

I couldn’t agree more – sometimes all one asks of knitting is the pleasure, not the progress.

And more than once have I discovered that I never even titled my post because I was waiting for the right words. No one really seems to mind. 🙂

Comment by twinsetellen 03.28.10 @ 6:51 am

yes, those of us who have chosen blogging over legit journalism get the added “bonus” of also having to write our own headlines — which can some days be difficult (glad to hear I’m not the only one with the issue!)

the white is lovely — glad the tinking and knitting went well — can’t wait to see the finished object!!

Comment by Bev 03.28.10 @ 7:02 am

As associate editor for our park magazine, I do a fair amount of headline writing. And like twinsetellen and Bev, there are times when I have trouble coming up with a decent headline. At which point I go into the article looking for a couple of snappy words that covers the situation. Usually works.

“Tinked?” What’s that?

And for humor, Holly reminded me of a joke with her “frog and reknit.”

There was a house painter who used to win his jobs by bidding very low, and then saving himself money by thinning out the paint as much as possible.

One time he won a bid to paint the interior of a church. He thinned the paint so much it’s a wonder it stuck to the walls. One day he was up standing on a ladder painting the ceiling with this “almost paint” when there was a crash of thunder and a bolt of lightening that knocked him right off the ladder. And a voice boomed down at him, “REPAINT! REPAINT AND THIN NO MORE!”

Comment by Don Meyer 03.28.10 @ 11:38 am

Ahhhhh! Don’t remind me. I have to get the whole tax crap together too. yuck. and i’m too tired to knit today too. blargh

Comment by Carol 03.28.10 @ 12:26 pm

I think I am going to start a short version of Julia so I can work on it while doing nothing in the temple during the slow times–it will then be donated to the temple. Some of the ladies like to wear a short shawl there so we have a box where they can “borrow” one.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 03.29.10 @ 7:11 am

I have never figured out an exact percentage, but I would guess our medical expenses are hovering somewhere around 30%. At least.

Comment by Momo Fali 03.30.10 @ 5:05 pm

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