Monday February 27th 2012, 12:12 am
Filed under: Friends,Knit

It was an odd little thing. I fairly often wear black skirts to church: not for any particular reason other than the laziness of knowing they go with everything and I can choose any top and shawl or scarf I feel like without stressing over it. They let the knitting stand out.

After all the intense color overload of the last two days, something in me rebelled. I pulled out a crazy-busy paisley that I’d bought on sale on impulse in vibrant, autumny reds and golds. The loudest skirt I own. I rarely wear it.

I had a shawl knitted in Malabrigo’s Botticelli Red tucked away, unworn, waiting for me to finally declare that long-suffering second book project done. Just sitting in a bag. Well now come on. I’d been wishing I’d stuffed it in my tote and shown it off to the folks at Malabrigo, so today I wore it to church to quietly show it off there, at least.

And then here’s the killer: the other knitter in our ward sat down next to me and was exclaiming over this shawl she hadn’t seen before. I said something about Stitches–

–and she went, What’s that?

Oh. My. Goodness. Knitters, I have failed. I am so sorry. She knows now, and we are looking forward together to next year’s. Let the impatient anticipation commence.

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Oh yes! One of the friends I brought this year was new-to-Stitches. Overwhelmed to put it mildly!

Comment by DebbieR 02.27.12 @ 12:37 am

Oh you are such an enabler. I haven’t been to stitches but when our group takes a new person to a sheep and wool show and you see the amazing look on thier faces it warms my heart. Now you can really look forward to next year.

Comment by pat Flores 02.27.12 @ 4:57 am

It’s always a good thing to have a “partner-in-crime”!

Comment by Jody 02.27.12 @ 7:01 am

I love it!! So… the second book is ready to roll?

Comment by Channon 02.27.12 @ 7:21 am

The little black dress; the black skirt; knits–all is well.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 02.27.12 @ 9:18 am

The first year I went to the Sheep and Wool festival , my hubby took me and he sat in the car. I learnt the hard way. Since then, I have taken my daughter and introduced her to the wonders of knitting, spinning and such. We make it an annual event now. We are patiently waiting for the arrival of the festival catalog and up dated web site.Maybe this year Stitches in Chicago.

Comment by Kris 02.27.12 @ 9:28 am

She never knew about it. Now, thanks to you, she does.
With this goofy weather we’ve been having, it’s time to break out the bright colors.

Comment by Don Meyer 02.27.12 @ 10:01 am

I have a knitting friend…a good knitting friend. But somehow we never went to the Pittsburgh Knitting Festival together. This year I asked her…turns out she’d never been to the festival before. Long story short…we went, had a great time & now have yarn stories to add to our knitting stories. And a date for next year.

Comment by Cathy 02.27.12 @ 2:31 pm

The world of knitters is so complex – so many nooks and crannies to explore. One of the joys is introducing each other to them!

Comment by twinsetellen 02.27.12 @ 8:20 pm

Hehe at least she didn’t point to your skirt and said What’s that! 😉
One knitter at a time.

Comment by karin maag-tanchak 02.27.12 @ 9:18 pm

Tell us more about book two, I may not be able to knit right now but I have hopes that I will again so I’ll definitely want to be prepared with wonderful new patterns to tempt me!

Comment by Shelly H 02.27.12 @ 10:18 pm

you’ll be leading her into all sorts of temptation! I’m guessing she’s already counting down to the day

Comment by Bev 02.28.12 @ 9:51 am

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