Sunday, October 11, 2009

Things I Have Learned From Knitting

*  Every group has its sadists.  In the knitting world, we call them "designers."

*  There is no cat so old or so lazy that it won't unravel your lace knitting as soon as your back is turned.

*  Knitting probably isn't the answer to every problem, no matter how much I think it must be.

*  It's wrong to think badly of friends who choose to live in warm climates where knitted woolly items are completely useless.

*  Next time I'm feeling just a little too cocky about my knitting, I will pull out that darned ribbed yoke pullover again.

*  Learning to laugh about knitting is probably much healthier than shoving a problem sweater into the blender.....and less damaging to appliances.

*  Being allergic to animals is probably actually a good thing.  It's the only thing keeping me from trying to keep an alpaca in the back yard.

*  If you want your obsession with knitting to seem "normal," convert others.

*  I will never be able to knit as fast as I think I can knit.

*  I shall try not to discriminate.  There really, truly are people with wool allergies, and it would be wrong to call them "wackos" or "anti-sheepists."

*  Next time I feel like knitting takes forever, I will spend some time hand-sewing the binding onto the back of a quilt.