Wednesday, November 7, 2012

"I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose." ~ Woody Allen


If I had been drinking milk at knit-night not too long ago - it would indeed have been coming out of my nose!

I have been working on a pullover sweater on and off over the fall; picking it up and putting it down as I work on other projects in-between. When I finally moved on to the pullover's sleeves - (yes, that's a sleeve up above) - I had picked it up and set it down many times over.  How, in all of that time, I did not notice how it looked - I don't know! I mean really - look at it!  

So, knit-night at Spun Right Round - I'm sitting there with all of my "people" and knitting and chatting and laughing and solving the problems of the world - because that's what we do.  Suddenly, for whatever reason, I decided to LOOK at the sleeve I was working on.  

         "This doesn't seem right," I said to myself, "I have too many stitches for as long as this is. And -
          it really isn't laying right."
        
It was then that it dawned on me that at some point, rather than increasing, as I should have been, I picked it up anew and began decreasing - and then - increasing again!  The end result was "The Loch Ness Monster", as I have affectionately referred to the craziest mistake that I have ever made in knitting!

Oh my word - the laughter! I (and I dare say the others knitters present) haven't had that good a side-splitting laugh in a long time!  I am reminded of how good it can feel to have a laugh at your own expense, and to be in the company of people who will laugh good-naturedly along with you.

Thank you Sue, for capturing the moment for all time - it just cracks me up!

10 comments:

  1. Love your post - made me chuckle to see "the sleeve" again. Can't wait to see the finished sweater and the cute baby sweater you are knitting.

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    1. I had a knitting friend e-mail today that she has sometimes made a "third" sleeve because she has forgotten that she already made two! Now - I bet that, that never happens to a sock!

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  2. Oh no!!! Sometimes knitting just becomes automatic, which isn't always a good thing! What a hoot. Hope it's not too awful to fix.

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    1. Thanks Jodi!! - The repairs have been done and the second sleeve is complete - just need to piece it all together and do the neck - which I hope will come out straight!

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  3. I think you're on to a new fashion trend. Keep up the good work!

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  4. i have laughed so hard and long now because of this post that my stomach hurts...ohhh gooosh....
    i have done so many crazy-strange mistakes while knitting also but actually nothing like this one...this one was of a special kind...
    now we really KNOW how a loch ness monster looks like....: ))



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    1. So happy that I can take the laughs internationally!!!!!

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  5. I don't knit but I know what a wonderful feeling it is to laugh with friends!
    Smiles, Dottie

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    1. Maybe I could teach a class on it at your shop!

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