Day two
Tuesday July 23rd 2013, 10:56 pm
Filed under: Family,Friends,Knit,Life

Housework in its mindlessness (I do after all have houseguests coming in a week) is a way to let ideas sift through for the creative side: okay, if we add to the seed stitch in blue here and change the cables here and here to go over, not under, it will look like water flowing around the pier near that park… And don’t forget to add stitches to make up for the tightness the cabling causes.

But how much of that will be offset by the seed stitch? Okay, so add fewer than the typical third more. Right?

I sat down to actually start making all this visualizing come to pass and found myself remembering how much my son Richard in particular, uncle to the baby getting this blankie, liked to fit things into things. A hole where a plastic screw was missing on his Smurf ride-on toy? Bobby pins fit into it nicely. So did straws, twisties, our missing pens, anything he could get in there. We took up the air vent covers all over the old house before we moved and retrieved some of our missing silverware. Don’t let that kid near the dashboard again–we don’t know where he found the coins but we eventually found out what he did with them while I was buckling his new sister in first. Gave new meaning to the term baby rattle.

And I thought of Bashie’s story and the penny in her dad’s back. Yeah, I think a little one would have fun figuring out how to get a coin wedged into the curves of the cables.

Discovering. It’s all good.

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Fun connections in this post. I’m glad you’re knitting around the chores.

Comment by Channon 07.24.13 @ 7:24 am

Yes, doing mindless chores is a good way to get the creative juices flowing.

Comment by Donald Meyer 07.24.13 @ 8:43 am

Love your word pictures…I can see the blankie in my mind’s eye. 🙂

Comment by Pam 07.24.13 @ 8:54 am

good to hear I’m not the only one thinking about a new project while I’m doing the housework!

Comment by bev 07.24.13 @ 9:50 am

Excellent! Maybe this will get me back on track with several neglected household chores. Unstead of “I have to clean the hall carpet,” maybe I’ll get to it if I think “I get to plan my next project!” 🙂

Comment by DebbieR 07.24.13 @ 7:37 pm

So many threads, er, yarns, coming together in this design!

Comment by twinsetellen 07.25.13 @ 7:26 pm

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