Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Two Post in a Row!

I know what you are all thinking, how come she is posting two days in a row? Well, Lisa (with an i) had a list of 10 knitterly things about her, and I thought I would use it over here.

10 Knitterly Things You Don't Know About Me (or maybe you do)

1. I learned to knit in a dream. It was during one of those huge spring snowstorms where everything shuts down for days. I figured I would use the fact that it snowed 2 feet in 12 hours as my excuse to knit since I wasn't going anywhere. The first day was a total bust, but that night when I went to sleep, all I could see were needles and yarn. The next morning, I picked up the needles again, and I had one of those light-bulb moments where everything makes perfect sense. I haven't stopped since.

2. I started knitting about 3 years before Stitch n Bitch. There were no hip, young books about knitting. Nobody knitted at that time except grannies who had huge stashes of Red Heart. So, I have always believed I was a bit of a trailblazer in this one trend.

3. I inherited my grandmother's knitting stuff when she died. I figured that if I didn't learn to knit (and put her things to good use), she would hunt me. . My mother, who gave me the knitting stuff, insisted that these rather personal items (that none of my aunts or uncle wanted to sell) should go to me because I would take the time to learn how to knit if I had them.

4. I am convinced that knitting is a major theme in Harry Potter. I believe that knitting will play a role in the downfall of Voldamort. I am serious!

5. I always have at least a dozen things on my needles at any given time. Sly believes this demonstrates a serious character flaw i.e. I don't finish what I start. I wonder where he thinks all those hand knit socks, scarves, shawls, hats, mittens, and sweaters come from?

6. The worst job I ever had was at a LYS. From the moment I said I would take the job until the day I quit, was the most unpleasant month of my life. I don't even know why I took the job; I hate (loathe, despise) working retail.

7. I knit plain things because I like them, not because I can't do fancy stuff.

8. I once knit my noodles with chopsticks before eating them.

9. My son has been wounded by my knitting needles. He has a scar.

10. I love to knit while watching James Bond movies, Mythbusters, and M*A*S*H.


Punkin said...

You KNIT the NOODLES with your CHOPSTICKS?!!

You are very resourceful.....

Purl said...

I want to see knitted noodles! And I really need to read HP.

Good to see you again so soon!

GaiaGal said...

I wanna see some noodles being knit...that's hilarious.

And maybe you hated that LYS job because at least one of the owners was pompous asshole??? And, the store was way to small to be useful!