Lois Lowry's Blog
knit one, purr two
Today, once again, we in Maine are snowbound. 10 inches, they predict. But this time I have no plane to catch...only a theater ticket for tongiht, and the play will probably be re-scheduled. So I am cozily at home, with a fridge full of food; and I decided to use this unexpected time to deal wiht a negected project.
No, not a book manuscript, though that is also on the agenda.
This is: knitting. I used to knit a lot. Then I got a kitten and knitting became a lost cause. You simply can't knit with a kitten in the house. So I tucked it all away, and when I moved last spring, I moved several tote bags filled with yarn, knitting paraphernalia, and some half-done projects. I put them in a closet in my new house. And there they have sat until today, when I decided to sort through them and organize them and re-identify myself as a knitter.
There were a lot of quandries...one third of a baby blanket? Half a hat? Part of a mitten? quandries. Most of those things got tossed out.
And then there were things like this:
I remember starting that scarf. It was tedious. But the yarn was expensive...so do I want to throw all that work...and all that $$$$....away? Maybe I will take this up again.
But what about this?
This is one blue striped sock, and maybe two inches of the second. Do I care about these socks enough to resurrect and resume this?
And now that I have organized all the balls of yarn in the drawers of a chest on my sunporch, and another drawer now holds all the needles and stitch-holders and scissors ...and another contains various pages of instructions, and some pictures of potential projects...
I realize that I still have THIS to worry about, even though THIS will be three years old on April 1st:
Oh dear. Meow.