Swedish Knitblogger who loves spinning, knitting, dyeing and yarn. I will do some other roundabouts about life too.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Knitting with the wind...

Strange long weekend. I'm such a cool chick. Hey I'm the captain!Maybe I like it best at home. Nothing like a short sailing adventure, to realize how great it is drawing weeds out of the garden. Cleaning up the guest room, mother- and father in-law is coming! Cleaning meaning- throwing out about 15 large pots with geraniums from the guest room and washing the entire place, throwing out some house spiders of fist-size (ok, not THAT big, they just felt big), nothing like the huntsman we had in our house when we lived in Melbourne, Oz!
After a good long sleep, and a lot of cleaning inside, and outside. Realizing our WC is so dead (ok it is from 1959) we ordered a new one. The shower room leaks through the floor, now having us go outside down to the cellar, where of course I created a flood - the drain was not draining! I also realized that pasta sauce without leek is not as good as with, a bit sour - but lets look at the positives, a new Scrubs series on TV(finally) and HUGE progress on Julia - and a quick sneak off to Maria G's , yarnshop. Beautiful wrist-warmers exhibition and her hand-painted yarn. Wow! Well, life is getting better. Everyday and everyway. I do feel calm and cool. I'm pondering about if Yorkshire Tweed 4ply would be good for doing a Katherine of Aragon... And if the Tudor Roses Kal are wondering what the heck is going on (I will start my Catherine Parr, promise).But Julia is so seducing. Well, it is like knitting with the wind, it just flows. This is what I call knit-trance. You finally learned the 12 row pattern. Suddenly, you long for the purl rows, (notice, I have been trying to avoid purls for years), the lace just feels fun, and you know how to correct any mistake. The yarn is soft, and... you have succeeded with the size enlargement, the pattern reworked to circular.. you know what I'm talking about, doesn't matter if the life is giving you a hard time, your knitting is going great! Please let me have this bliss until Julia is finished. That would be great...

2 comments:

HPNY Knits said...

ah! yes! the lovely bliss of the "zone." I can identify with that feeling!

Garngamen said...

Aha, it is called "the ZONE"...
Yepp.. It is nice.... Zone me a Julia!