Why I knit, #18

Because when I’m sitting at home, sick, on the couch, it makes me feel as though I haven’t wasted a whole day.

I didn’t feel like I’d wasted time when I was a child. I felt like it was a holiday (even though I was miserable). Now, as an adult, I feel as though I’m wasting time. I got no laundry done, no vacuuming, and I did not organize the craft room like I’d planned. I sat on the couch all day and watched my husband play video games.

However, in the process I managed to get the sleeve portion done for the tiny baby sweater, so I feel as though it wasn’t entirely a wash. I like this sweater. Compared to the other sweaters I’ve knit, it’s like I’m already done! It goes so fast! I might actually have a chance of finishing it before the child has grown out of it. I don’t even mind that it’s sort of a dusty rose color, or that it is being knit in acrylic yarn (which is actually quite nice). It’s not the Socks of Eternity, so that’s good enough for me.

And then we went to see the Chickengoddess, who made a delicious fish stew, and watched the first half of Veer Zaara, and I really hope SRK doesn’t explode in this film. Really I do.

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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6 Responses to Why I knit, #18

  1. HappyGoth says:

    Ooooh. I am intrigued…

  2. Hee. Me too. I fet the same way that I knew it from listening to it – and then I had to double-check that I was transcribing it right.

    I ususally have to rewind and play it a couple of times in a row before watching the rest of the movie. You have been warned.

  3. HappyGoth says:

    Oh. Hahahahaha.

    That’s totally the best early April Fool.

    I’m still excited that I know what the title means, in English. It makes me happy.

  4. Ooops. Main Yahaan Hoon isn’t a film… or wait, it probably is, now that I think of it… but in this case I was referring to the title of a particularly haunting song in the second half of Veer-Zaara.

    Feel better.

  5. HappyGoth says:

    Well, to my credit, I have some sort of plague. I did turn to the CG and say, “what are you doing Tuesday evening? nothing? good!” (I still have the plague and will have to put it off, so I watched BSG to make up for it, but that didn’t help, so I’ll have to figure something else out).

    I’ll add Main Yahaan Hoon to the list. Thanks for the suggestions (and I am feeling particularly proud that this is one movie title I actually understand)!

  6. You were able to STOP at the Intermission mark? Sheesh. You are made of sterner stuff than I. And now you have Main Yahaan Hoon to look forward to.

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