Tuesday, August 17, 2010
SSK & K2Tog Are Back.
There was a time when I couldn't imagine not knitting one stitch in 24 hours. How could I go all day & not push the needle through a loop? How could I not wrap the wool around & pop it out? But I felt this coldness coming. I tried to avoid the chill because I truly love knitting. I started new projects hoping they would reignite my passion. Complicated cables, luscious yarns, beautiful end products. But it was a losing battle. My boredom won. And I was forced to look at a sad pile of yarn. Still I'd return to the yarn because knits & purls were a part of my everyday life. And then one day, I was tired & didn't glance at my projects. I felt a little guilty that day. The next day, I reached for the project & laid it beside me on the couch. But I didn't touch it. And then those days began to stretch into weeks. The guilt slid away & I became a woman who used to knit.
But yesterday, it happened. I've flirted with knitting in the past couple weeks. Warm stolen glances. A stitch here & a purl there. Remember the scene in Cast Away when Helen Hunt & Tom Hanks run to each other in the rain? Yesterday, I ran to my knitting. Not in the rain of course because I was using wool. I fell into the couch & got lost in the charts of Cerisara. I'd love to say that I'll have a new cardigan for Fall, but I'm not new to this game. Take a peek at my basket of projects. There are more half finished projects than I care to admit. I've been forced to recognize that any romance flickers & fizzles. I'm just hoping the next fizzle holds out until at least one project is completed.