years ago all my girlfriends and co-workers were doing it and i wanted to do it too.
no no no i'm not talking about wearing fur lined boots with mini skirts.
what were all my friends doing?
i wanted to knit too! i wanted to go have weekly knitting night in a cool coffee house with the fun girls.
and the fun knitting gang wanted me to come knit with them. they wanted me to join!
i'm fun! i am! ummmm little problem... i can.not.knit.
can't i just come and be fun and not knit?
ummm yea, i guess not. they said i had to knit or try to.
i did try.
i got really far behind really quick.
if i struggle with learning something new... if i don't take something up naturally, i loss interest quickly.
yea i know...practice..... practice... smooractice... rolling my eyes and squishing up my face here.
one of my dearest friends really got into it and became a wonderful knitter.
she was well into her 60's and the funniest darn lutheran church lady i have ever known.
she had never picked up needles before in her life and bam right out of the gate...
she presented me with a skein of gorgeous yarn, bamboo needles and this book...
don't you just love it when someone just really gets you! it's just the best!
this book made me laugh hard... and it still cracks me up. there is a whole line of these quirky funny books. pure genius i say!
as much as i always wanted to knit myself the string bikini from this book (noooo)... i just couldn't get the hang of it all.
the farthest i ever got in my delusions were a couple rows of messy knots.
i had decided to just not knit.
jump ahead in the time machine....
why did i pick up the needles again? why even bother with all this madness again?
i have other skills and totally awesome talents. maybe not so totally awesome, but okay, sort of.
i just can.not.stand that a ball of yarn and 2 needles can frustrate me so much.
i decided to try again. i shall knit! i shall purl! someday.
so in the usual long distance conversations i have with my youngest daughter (almost 20) when we ask each other what's new, what's going on, what do ya' know...
i blurt out that i'm trying to learn knitting.... again.....
and before she can say anything... i add quickly...
nooooo i mean it SWEAR IT really i'm trying to learn this time!!!!
her reply. simply.
in complete dry monotone sarcasm...
this is what i get....
i slapped my hand on the table and say... THAT'S IT SISTER GAME ON!
here is my latest attempt my practice, practice smooractice....
i have ripped out and started over so many times it's just not even funny.
everyone keeps asking what i am knitting.
i keep saying, nothing. i am not knitting anything.
maybe i should say it's going to be a bikini.
yep, it's a bikini.
what are you knitting?
have a happy day!