Tuesday, October 02, 2007


My dh saw me knitting a sock and in a moment of sheer perplexity said, "Honey, I think you need to join knitters anonymous." Well that's sort of what this blog world is isn't it? We are a great support group. Only the goal isn't - nor should it be - to quit something. Instead, we urge each other on and encourage each other to reach new heights with sticks and strings. Maybe what the man needs is his own pair of hand knit socks! Which is good, because I really don't have enough projects cast on already.

I contend that it's not that I have too many projects on my to do list, it's that I don't have enough hours in the day. Unfortunately, that's not something I can order on line. At least I know I'm not alone in this "gift" of having many ongoing projects. I've been noticing several other knitters mentioning the same issue.

I mentioned the yarn buy on the way to the football game. Here a few pics of the quarterback who was the whole reason I was driving up in Northern Mass. in the first place. My ds (#12) is on the little side, but he's quick and determined. That earned him the quarter back slot. I'm not a huge football fan, but this kid is fun to watch. He just doesn't stay down. He's like the energizer bunny of pop warner football. He has so much fun on the field it's exciting to see him play. His determination is inspiring. He gets knocked down and he pops right back up. Other players try to tackle him and he just keeps running, sometimes dragging them along behind him. Just one more yard... (just one more row). My recalcitrant student who does not like to study even made flash cards so he could learn all the complex plays. Maybe someday he'll even be designing a few of his own.

But he's 12. After the game, after I drove an hour to watch him play, he wanted to ride home with his friends. Of course, I know I'm not supposed to take that personally.


Allison said...

I love the Regia sock yarn! It's turning out really cute! I think the internet is one big enabler!

Janice said...

Love the football pictures!! Our son played football for awhile until the ENT doctor forbid it forevermore. (Long story...) Broke his heart!!

And, yes, I agree.. we knitters need to stick together and encourage each other in a world of muggles who just don't get it!!! Keep on knitting!!