As we enter Official Kickass Takenames Git ‘R Done Time for the beloved thorn in our side known as MDK Book 2, it’s a pity we can’t share the spectacularly, raucously, joyously wrong knitting that seems to be a necessary part of our Creative Process. Authors who share project details must face the Potter Craft Firing Kiln, and as mothers of small children that’s just not a risk we can take. But I do want to share some of the sisterly love and support that has been flowing between us at this special time. So here are a few of the necessary, helpful comments you have made about my design and handwork efforts in recent weeks. Which I really appreciate.
1. Okay, that looks like something an astronaut would wear. And I gotta say, it’s a very small step for mankind.
2. You’re going to knit it better for the sample, right?
3. That’s not the sample, is it? [You seem really focused on this ‘sample’ thing.]
4. I love it! What is it?
5. Is this for the chapter, “Pelt Knitting”?
6. Can you get somebody else to knit that?
I have grown as a knitter, Ann, and I thank you.
The real reason I am posting today instead of spraying starch on items in need of greater (ahem) definition, is to share this wonderful TV clip about afghans for Afghans. If you’re one of the notorious “can’t spare a square” gang (not that there’s anything wrong with it!), I double-dog dare ya to watch it and not cast on.
Wishing you a Tuesday full of ends that are sewn in or at least taped somewhere they won’t show,
PS The picture up top was taken when I was walking down the street with the kids, and looked over and noticed that Carrie was wearing beautiful purple handknit socks.
MY beautiful, purple, handknit-by-Emma socks. My kid is a low-down, good-for-nothing sock stealer!