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Tuesday July 05th 2011, 10:35 pm
Filed under: Knitting a Gift

Ever have your knitting all in a well-behaved queue, knowing exactly what you’re going to do next and what after that and all according to plan? And then have something in your stash leap onto your needles completely of itself and absolutely demand that no, you have to do what it says now.

Matter of fact you suddenly realize it has played loop the leap on you and has you all wrapped around its little needly fingers. And there you go.

Ever have a project, as you knit it in delighted unanticipated anticipation of the outcome, of the person you hope it’s going to make a difference to, tell you that it is THE prettiest, best thing you ever made ever? You argue with it, you know it’s silly, you cite examples–but it grins right back at you and tells you that you feel this way the most when you’re anticipating most happily on someone else’s behalf, and yes you felt like that two weeks ago on that Epiphany shawl (and it was true!) and on the and the and the but for all of that, why, yes, this IS it. The very best thing ever for this particular moment. Can’t wait to send it off.

Yes. I have definitely felt that way too.

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Working on stealth project for younger grandson, and yes, I totally get this. Stealth project for his big brother is (I think) bone-dry on the blocking board, but I’m letting it lie there another day, because this is Telemark we are talking about, and not laceweight.

Comment by Lynn 07.06.11 @ 4:02 am

No, but I have had a project say, “No. I don’t wanna get knitted!” like a whiny little kid who doesn’t want to behave. Those are the days it needs to be in “Time Out”! I currently have two naughty ones in time out for over a year now. LOL!

Comment by Jody 07.06.11 @ 5:53 am

It’s calling me from the basket (one of many) in the “ladies dressing room.” (I inherited the name when I married the husband.) It’s getting louder. But I HAVE TO FINISH this summer sweater. Honest. It’s for ME for once and I would like to wear it this summer. I only have three tenths left.


It’s like the tell tell heart. I can hear it beating against the top of the basket with some knitting needles that it purloined from another project in time out.

tap tap tap

Comment by Afton 07.06.11 @ 6:10 am

And I do need to finish this Christmas project and the shawls are calling and the socks are calling and it was all I could do to resist the 40% off sale at the LYS yesterday and now I am regretting that I was able to resist.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 07.06.11 @ 6:44 am

Love seeing you delight in your creations. I have found that when I honor my knitting muse, we’re both happier!

Comment by Channon 07.06.11 @ 7:07 am

Creativity does have its twists and turns, si?

Comment by Don Meyer 07.06.11 @ 8:49 am

I love that sense of excitement!
I am going to be playing with yarns and textures and making some art shawls for sale. My friend in California says she has people asking her where she bought the ones I made whenever she wears one of them out.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 07.06.11 @ 12:18 pm

Maybe one of the addictions of knitting is the opportunity to fall in love over and over again, with your mate’s approval.

Comment by twinsetellen 07.06.11 @ 4:52 pm

What I would do to be a bird on the window sill to see that leap when it happened! *wink*

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 07.06.11 @ 5:21 pm

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