Whoops, so much for that goal. Day 2 got eaten by some blog updates, yesterday was longer than long, and so today (Day 4, if anyone’s keeping count) here’s an abbreviated catch-all post!
Day 2 – 3KCBWDay2
Today’s topic is a Photography Challenge. Well, been there, done that. I am ill prepared to do it again. So instead, you get the Wildcard topic: Crafting your perfect day.
Starts with coffee and some lounging on the patio. This is the dream time, time to figure out what would be the most fun to do with my day. It would probably involve some quality time on Ravelry, stalking potential projects and the perfect yarn.
Part two is a trip to the yarn store next to Whole Foods. Feel some lovely fiber…. mmm. Since it’s the perfect day, I will probably buy something totally unnecessary but wonderfully luscious feeling. Because hey, what’s a perfect day without some splurging? Followed up with a trip to Whole Foods for some quality chocolate and other fine foods.
Part three is me, curled up on the couch with at least six or seven episodes of my latest television obsession to keep me company while I knit. Doctor Who is always a good standby, if nothing strikes my fancy at the moment.
Part four is some community-oriented crafting. Whether this is with my knittas or out in the world, knitting with some new friends at a coffee shop, I’d love to spend part of my perfect day enjoying casual conversation and stories as we happily knit together. This is what I love most about knitting, I think, and miss most when my schedule doesn’t allow for a lot of free time.
Day 3 – 3KCBWDay3
Welcome to Day Three: Your Knitting Hero! I think this topic was intended to highlight a superstar knitter who I admire, but I’m taking it in another direction. My knitting hero(es)? The four girls who were my first knitting
I don’t know that these girls were ever dying to learn to knit, but I think they recognized my desperation for friendship and community when I first asked them if I could teach them. They’d come over to my house toting wine and yummy snacks and patiently wait their turn as I bounced between them, trying to simultaneously learn how to teach while showing them the ropes.
Soon, they dubbed our group “The Knighthawks Knit Back the Night” and became affectionately known as my “knittas.” They even nicknamed everyone: DJ Knitting Pretty, Knittin But Trouble, Knittamarushu, and me – Mama Knitta McPhee.
While they may still just be humoring me with the occasional knitting project, just the fact that they wanted to learn and came at it with a sense of fun and openness was awesome. We don’t have a regular knit night anymore, but I still count them as some of my closest girl friends and I’ll always be grateful for the time they’ve spent with me and the excitement of being a Knighthawk… Knitting back the night!