Knitting – The Anti-Rage Rage

So apparently, I’ve gotten quite hooked on this:

It was a combination of the following influences:

  • my Mom re-teaching me (about a year ago) to knit, in response to a bandage knitting project
  • My friend Frisbie, who is a textile artist. She updated my skills as you can see here (though isn’t responsible for the choice of colors!), including the basketweave technique and (gasp!) TWO yarns at once!
  • Reading Kate Jacobs’ book The Friday Night Knitting Club, which combined my romantic idea of myself as a knitter, with my romantic idea of myself as an independent woman in NYC.
  • And finally, the influence of fellow writer, Disgruntled Cycle Commuting Town Mouse, who inadvertently set my competitive nature in motion when she not only taught herself to knit, but felted a mug cosy that even had Frisbie humming and hahing.

Colin’s comment: “Oh how nice. A Scarf. Just in time for spring.”

You can tell the knitting is working because I just laughed and stitched on.

Colin’s second comment, after I very nicely didn’t poke him with the needle: “No really it’s good. You can get a jump on your Fall line.

Sigh. No respect.

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