23 Jul 2005
I have a million posts in my head and none of them will come out properly.
One is about how entering the world of blogging and knitting and getting to know (and even just stalking by stealth) all you wonderful people has enriched my life no end.
Another is about the feeling of elation I had when a friend who I have met thru this knit business told me about the acronym 'PLU' - meaning people like us. To my knowledge nobody has ever thought of me as being in the PLU group. See? I told you this post doesn't make sense.
Another is about how much I love looking at knitting gadgetry. All those cool companies making funky stuff. Yarn snippers, notecards, needle storage, stitch markers, row counters, wooden needles, shiny circulars, needles looking like crayons. Of course it's all related to shopping and the 'new market' experience. When I was pregnant I found fascination from the 'new market' of baby stuff and the more I saw the more I wanted. Same with homewares when we bought our first house. Ditto wall paint. but now, there's knitting stuff, and the internet as vehicle for knowledge. What an addictive combination.
Another is about how much time I spend on the computer. And how guilty I feel about it.
Another a photoblog about my current WIP's. I have a poncho/capelet (I left it at a friends house and haven't picked it up yet), the bear claw blanket from Spring IK (love this knit, should devote entire post to it but probably won't be arsed). Yes, only two.
Another is about me liking knitting for knitting's sake, not the result of the garment. This is me all over - it satisfies my OCD tendencies. In fact, I could probably happily knit the same yarn over and over again if it was nice enough. I don't really give a toss about the finished item. I give nearly all of them away anyway.
Another is my love of the smell of silk. Others think it stinks. I personally can't get enough of it. It is an odd and distinctive smell but I like it anyway.
I love every single one of the other stories I have read about people's lives 10 yrs ago, 5 yrs ago etc etc. I have only participated in one of these tag things and I think it is the best one I have ever seen.
And so on. I can't get anything together so I don't write anything at all.
But I do have something to show you. This is the colour Donni helped me dye the colour your own secret pal yarn I recently recieved. Isn't is gorgeous?