I’ve been listening to past episodes of Brenda Dayne’s Cast-On podcast lately. The podcast opens with a male voice urging, “knit! knit like the wind!” I get a chuckle out of that every time, mainly because my own knitting experience is usually anything but urgent. I limit my knitting time to an hour or two in front of the tv after the kids go to bed – I tend to see knitting as a way to justify my tv habit and turn it into something productive. My projects are usually small-ish, and they’re done whenever they’re done. No pressure.
Lately though, I’m taking the “knit like the wind” imperative to heart. I’m still plugging away on my Tea Leaves Cardigan. When I started that sweater, I had visions of binding off just in time for those first delightfully crisp September days. Sweater Weather. It’s my favorite weather of all. I was (and still am!) so enthusiastic about putting on jeans, a white tissue tee, and my lovely teal homemade sweater for those Fall morning walks to school…
But guess what? Sweater Weather arrived today, and I still have six inches, two sleeves, and a button band left to go. Fooey.
So, I’m knitting like the wind now, dragging my knitting bag with me everywhere this week: the dentist, the doctor, the pharmacy, the school pickup line… And I crack that whip on myself in the evening, going an extra row or two beyond where I might have otherwise quit. I am a woman on a mission: I must finish this project before Sweater Weather turns into Coat Weather and my lovely new cardigan spends six months hidden under a heavy jacket!
Speaking of knitting bags, I’m really enjoying seeing some of you lurkers poke your heads in and comment in response to my knitting/crochet bag giveaway. So nice to see who you are! I hope you continue to comment now and then – I really enjoy interacting with everyone here, and the more comments, the merrier! If you haven’t left a comment on that post yet, there’s still time. I plan to choose winners Saturday afternoon sometime. Even later, if I get distracted. Which I probably will, if history is any indication. Weekends are great for indulging in distractions, I think.
And now I really must take my leave – there’s knitting to be done!