Tuesday, January 1, 2013
It's been cold here. I've been wearing my 70's-style crocheted cowl every time I go somewhere and even around the house occasionally. So I decided to start knitting another one last night -- the GAP-tastic cowl -- basically 131 stitches seed-stitched for 15". After knitting some rounds in semi-darkness, I counted 130 stitches. This morning I looked at it thinking I had to take it out and start over. I mean who would continue knitting seed stitch with the first few rows bad, and more telling, what kind of person would do that on New Year's Day, when you set the tone for the coming year. Plus I would always know it was there. Would it be a foreboding omen for the year? And then I said ha to myself and left it.
Stitching on the house with an eye brings me back to cloth. Feels sort of like a homecoming, it's been so long.
This might very well be my favorite day of the year because I give myself permission to do what I feel like doing rather than what I feel like I should be doing. I hope you can do the same. Happy New Year. xx