Saturday, November 25, 2006

Knitting in Recovery...

Well, the diagnosis is in. Despite all the hullabaloo about knitting being the new yoga, I still have tension. I don't know where it came from but as the months go by, the build up exceeds the amount that I can handle. Here I am now, off the swift, through the winder, and in a ball of stress.

That's one reason why I've chosen this name. But as in one of my favorite movies, Clue, there's always an alternative possibility.

Or maybe I've chosen this name out of sheer desperation. Sure, my decreases may not look perfect. I'm not so skilled at the picking up of those nasty stitches. DPNs are better used as mini skewers for an indoor BBQ when I pick them up. And my yarn choices may not always be stellar. But I'll be darned that if I put stitches on a needle, I'll always have tension. It can be loose or it can be tight but at least it's there.

You'd think I'd stop there when it comes time to pick a name for a blog. No, absolutely not. Unfortunately my life is more about the meanings, sub-meanings, and counter-meanings of every situation.

That leads to the absolute necessity to be accompanied by movies or more specifically DVDs of TV shows while knitting. My favorite and perhaps my first set that I knitted to was the quirky show Wonderfalls starring Caroline Dhavernas. And in a pivotal scene where she and her love interest first engage in a kiss, Jaye (the main character) discusses how the first date always creates this tension waiting for the first kiss and she believed it was gone- but the suave Eric admits what I'll always want to say..

i still have t e n s i o n


Sean said...

But, did you get gauge?

Glad to have you back in the blogging world!

Dave Daniels said...

And DPNs are great to put you hair up, too...IF you have hair.
Tension is one thing, stress is another. Maybe you need a spinning wheel? We'll talk.

Dave said...

Sounds like you need to, ummm, relax. Yeah, relax. That's it. ;-)

Dave Daniels said...

So? Any news? *tap*tap*tap* Is this thing on?
Can you hear me now?