Who would have thought that knitting could go over to the Dark Side? I'm helplessly imagining Darth Vader in a stunning black, cabled cape with eyelash trim, and Luke with a very fetching fuschia, i-cord trimmed tube holder for his light sabre...
Need more coffe, I think...
Hmmm... so there's hope for my sister, huh? When she first encountered something I had knit she uttered the words that guarenteed her nothing knitted from me "How domestic!" I needed to be restrained from shoving needles down her throat. (OK, I exaggerate.)
Good entry Steph .... 'nuf said!
Congratulations, Steph! Conversion is inevitable. Resistance is futile. Everyone might as well grab their needles now and cast on.
Contagious knitting -- I love it!
Hmmmmm...makes me wonder if I wasn't Jen's little experiment!
Congrats on getting another one addicted. I don't think you could do it to my friends though - they aren't even interested in my knitting and never even mention it. Guess I'm just an eternal embarrassment to them.
Two things -- First, it is also possible to achieve this effect with spinning, as my friend Kristen (who also reads this blog) can attest. First dangle a spindle, encourage the would-be spinner to fondle particularly yummy fibers, then show off your yarn and/or something you knit from "scratch," then casually offer a turkish spindle ... you get the idea.
Second, I think that the Yarn Harlot's knitting is VERY contagious virtually for those who already knit as well. How else can we explain the fact that I have now finished two diagonal garter scarfs from stray skeins of Silk Garden and that I went slightly nuts at our yarn store when they put the Mexican Wave on sale? Or that on my lap AS I READ THIS BLOG is Stephanie's beloved shawl in the works? I even found myself pawing through Nancy Bush's Folk socks last time I was at the bookstore looking for those gorgeous socks.
Shh! What's that I hear? I think that there are Shetland rats about to appear downstairs...
(As an aside, I am coming to Toronto this spring around Memorial Day and want to go to that favorite yarn store. Where is it exactly? I feel I should at least thank the originator of the shawl compulsion!!)
I love to knit and I don't think it is "womans" work, If you came to my house you would see me knitting, not cleaning. Nope. I don't think so. Dust bunnies everywhere. But lots of knitting done!
This is Laurie's friend Kristen. (The one who also has the same birthday as the Harlot; still recovering from that one.) I would just like to enter, for the record, some amendments to Laurie's version of "converting me to spinning."
ME: "Wow, you spin, how cool. I'd love to learn SOME DAY."
L: "Okay, I'll teach you."
ME: "Well, no, not now, I mean I'm really busy, I have a new job, I just moved here, I have no time, I have so much work...maybe next spring?" (said in September)
L: "Come over for coffee."
[Kristen--that is, me--naively accepts invitation. Drinks coffee--with frothed milk. Admires spinning wheels. Thinks spinning would be a great thing to learn...later.]
L: "Put down your coffee. Time to spin."
ME: "You know, I really can't."
L: "Yes, you can."
[At which point Laurie--on whom I have a good 10 inches in height and easily 60 pounds in weight--forces a Turkish spindle and some Corriedale roving into my hands and MAKES ME SPIN.]
The rest is history (and shopping: one wheel, a handful of drop spindles, and way more fiber than I'd care to admit).
Resistence is futile...you will be assimilated! Oh my, did I just show off my geekiness? Great experiment, Steph!
Well, being that no one else said it, the cat-bed is really impressive and lovely. I hope the cat enjoys it. :)
THANK YOU VERY MUCH JULIE!!
So far my cat won't touch it with a ten foot poll. But thank you for the compliment.
a)fabulous entry. as per usual. that does not mean that i will start being bored by fabulous entries. you raised my joy-quotient this day. for this, i thank you.
b)jaqui - what a LOVELY cat bed!!! you might try spray catnip if kitty is 'into' that sort of thing.
oh, and steph - your pictures Are seductive. you evil harlot you! and hey - will you zoo-along with us? you could probably turn out a pig in about 3 seconds. it would be fab, as you were one of the inspirations for the thing! :)
Oohhhhhh, how I love you blog. So very, very good. I am here to say that I miss living in Toronto and being able to go to Romni on Queen street, so because of that I need to ask - have you been there? That store kicks some arse.
And Jaqui, your cat bed makes me want to have a cat, that's how nifty I think it is!
It should come as no surprise to anyone that a Harlot is Contagious!
Steph... I'm Jacqui's favourite aunty and I've been knitting (and crocheting) since I was about 5 years old; which was about ... oh... maybe 10 years ago. OK, OK, FINE!! It was over 44 years ago!!! *weep* I had NO idea that knitting wasn't genetic!!
(Pardon me, I've become verklempt. Talk amongst yourselves. The topic is "Jacqui's Cat and The Ten Foot Pole: How will the cat AND Mr Wasylchuk BOTH fit into that bed?")
I'm so proud of you both, I could just pass yarn... over.
Wow... Okay, there is no reason for me to not have a for-me FO at this point. Jacqui has a finished object and she learned AFTER I DID. I can do this. I've been able to knit since mid-February. My stupid BIRTHDAY (over thirty, not yet forty) is in two days. I have half a sock to go before there will be a *pair* o' (fraternally-related) sox for me by me for my birthday. (I would have been done sooner, but there were amphibious foot-shaping issues involved. Ribbit.)
Ninmu ryoukai. There will be socks.
Good luck with further world domination.
Obviously I need a better plan of action for my mother. Right now she's hooked on cross-stitch, which is a wonderful art but it's not knitting!
Jacqui - love the cat bed. Actually, my first thought upon seeing it was "how can I make her knit one for my cat?". Then I realized the wee beastie'd probably spurn the thing...
Try putting one of your sweaters in the basket - it may be because it smells too foreign.
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