Thursday, April 26, 2012

3KCBWWC: Wild Card!

The topic for today was "A Knitter and Crocheter for All Seasons?"
You see, I knit and crochet pretty much all the's my business! So I can't very well say, "I'm not gonna knit with wool in the summer!" or "It's too cold to knit with that silk/bamboo/tencel yarn, buddy!"
If the project calls, I have to show up, and with a good attitude, whatever the season. I will say that I started out about eight years ago only designing and knitting sweaters for cold weather--big, bulky wool cable sweaters. I have added lighter garments over the years, but let's just nip this in the bud--it would continue to be pretty boring for me to attempt this subject for today's post. 

Instead, let me pull the wild card topic--imagining my perfect knitting and crocheting day! 


My perfect yarny day would be one with no interruptions, a day to work for hours on one thing without a time limit, a day when time seems to crawl, giving me plenty of it to actually finish something.
(In my real life, I feel like I always have so many irons in the fire and all of them Excuse all the mixed metaphors.
How else to express the frustration?)

This imaginary day would have time for all that and time to knit or crochet with my daughter. It seems like we used to do that. Not lately! In this dream, we would sit for hours knitting and crocheting and watch Gilmore Girls until our ribs ached from laughing so much. Heck, if we're dreaming, let's fly over my other two daughters from Alabama and Georgia and get them in on it, too! How lovely. How perfectly lovely.

Then all four of us would welcome the knitting group I used to be a part of
(back before other things called us all away, leaving no time for such things). 
We would spend the whole afternoon sitting around the table and chomping on yummies and sipping tea and telling funny stories and knitting a little, but mostly showing off one another's recent yarn acquisitions and having everyone completely understand the wonder and love for fiber we all feel. 
(I miss you, crazy yarn ladies! I miss you!)

Then when the group left, somehow the mess we made would have completely disappeared on its own and my daughters would have each returned safely to their own homes and I would go and organize my stash, revisiting all the lovelies I have gathered and imagining the projects they will bring to me. Then I would choose a completely lovely, no-brainer project with beautiful yarn and settle into the couch with my sweet husband, who by the way has brought home pizza and good, red wine. We would feast and drink while relaxing on the couch and discussing our day, with some sweet music playing in the background, 
until sleepiness ended the day.


Okay, now to wake up. Sigh. What a nice dream!
All we can do is make the most of each day and cut ourselves huge breaks when life gets in the way of our over-the-top knitting and crocheting goals, right? Because there just never, ever is enough time to do it all!

I am intensely interested in other bloggers' views of seasonal knitting and crocheting, however, so I look forward to reading all your posts today, or as many as I can. 
Tomorrow is the big "something a bit different" and I'm still working on that one. 
Hope I can bring it!


Evelyn said...

That is what I would call a PERFECT day, indeed. I hope your daughters read this post and that you all can somehow make it happen. I bet they would think it would be a pefect day in their book, too.

Sue said...

isn't funny that we all include food and wine with our knitting, is there a trend going on?

Voie de Vie said...

And it all ends with pizza and good red wine. Doesn't get much better than that!

Lynn said...

Pizza and wine make any day perfect in my book. Your dream day sounds like heaven.

Kim Sonksen said...

Can I please PLEASE join you? Gilmore Girls, Wine, Pizza and knitting with like minded peeps would be my perfect day too!

Kell said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to spend the day. And I liked your Heroes post, too.

Emily said...

That sounds great to me! Except I would add an excursion to an amazing local yarn shop and having an unlimited budget ... one can dream, right?

Pumpkin said...

Ah what a perfect day! Isn't Gilmore Girls the best show ever? I think that it is best watched with the women in your family (I really miss watching it with my mom). I also completely understand what you mean about needing a day with no interruptions and lots of time. We can always dream!

Karen said...

Your perfect day sounds wonderful! Spending time with family and friends is always great!

kathy b said...

I pulled the wildcard too today!

Grandmother's Legacy said...

-laughs- seems a lot of us who crochet year round don't think too much about the seasons and therefore went with the wildcard today. Your perfect day seems awesome.

Carolina22 said...

What a wonderful day! I loved GG too!

fig said...

Thanks, Ladies! Lovely comments!