Friday, April 10, 2009

why i knit

if i had ever lost the reason why i picked up needles and yarn it all came back to me. i had my elderly father at a provider appointment. we arrived on time and settled into the waiting area. out came my latest traveling project which is a basic sock, knit with jitterbug~castagna, using my luscious grafton needles. as always, dad asks 'so what are you making now?' i don't think he really even knows or remembers, but he loves the attention we garner when i bring it out :)
sure enough, a staff member walks over and starts chatting about my sock. turns out she is also a knitter and has never seen anyone else knit socks. i was dumbstruck! never? (i ask) never was the reply. so dad pipes up that' she knits that stuff everywhere' totally missing the point that i'm trapped with him at these appointments and would go mad without it!
so, how long does it take to have a nerve study done? well, i'll give it to you in knitterly terms... knit the heel flap, turned the heel, did the gusset, completed 2 inches on the foot.
since surgery will be required, i'll need more sock yarn!

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