Sunday, April 15, 2007

PDK

In my desire to support and promote PDK's (public displays of knitting) I daringly whipped out a project while accompanying my 4yodd to a friend's birthday party. I chatted with the other parents for awhile and then sat centerally as to not be anti-social and took out my knitting. I garnered nary a sideways glance. When the kiddies needed the seating I stood up but kept working. Eventually, as I'd hoped, my humble act became a conversation starter. Thankfully I knew the pattern well enough that I was able to maintain eye contact while counting and knitting and purling correctly. I will confess that I checked over the piece very carefully after the party just to make sure. I was actually hoping to make progress as well as making a statement! After all was said and done, I'd managed to talk about knitting with three people, including the father of the birthday girl and one potential knitter-in-waiting. (Someone who hasn't yet figured out he or she is a knitter.)

The project was the cabled bag - having had to frog, I feel I need to make up some time on it!

My dh heads south of the border in the AM. I've decided that I've been looking at this all wrong. It's an opportunity to change the dynamics of my relationship with my children and to strengthen my ability to be self sufficient. I must admit despite the change in attitude, I'm still hugely jealous on many levels. To begin with, it will be warm where he is headed and NOT snowing.

4 comments:

Jenn said...

Kudos for the PDK!

loribird said...

KIPing can be so fun - and it's strange when we expect to get a bigger reaction than we do.
How could you not be jealous of his trip? It's a chance to see things many people never do - at least he'll share the experience with you...

Danielle said...

I did the same on Sunday! I was knitting on a pair of socks while at my parents' house with my entire family. All of my siblings were there and also their spouses & a girlfriend. I, too, did not get many looks.

Allison said...

Keep up the positive attitude and think warm thoughts! I want to see the cabled bag!