it’s raining

May 22, 2013

i’m depressed.
i’ve started something new.
DPP_1494it doesn’t suck.

dear knitting,

i know i haven’t spent as much time with you today as i said i would.
but you have to admit i’ve stayed pretty true to you over the years.

i appreciate your tolerance,
and that you recognize that monogamy isn’t my style.
my fooling around with that shiny new spinning wheel at work,
that’s for you. . . for us!

i love you, but today,
you may think i crossed a line.

today, on this beautiful november afternoon,

i took my first steps toward quilting.

my friend lee practically begged me to try it.

and before i knew what was happening,
she was showing me the basics.

yes the fact that i was sitting on a curb

with sewer fumes periodically wafting up
makes it look like i wanted to quilt like a crackhead wants. . . well. . . crack.

and yes,
lee gave me this awesome quilting kit to get me started,

but it’s not what it looks like.

sure i’m sentimental.
i love making things with my hands,
things that are connected to tradition,
things that stand the test of time because i put the effort in.

but honestly,
i’m only doing this so that someday
i can replace the threadbare quilt my grandma made.

one quilt. just one.
two, two at the most!

it’s a temporary thing.
what we have? my love for you?
that’s forever.

i hope you understand.

love,

steven

ps (to the readers). what? like you don’t talk to your knitting. sheesh.
go enter my contest already

(this post unconsciously inspired by the yarn harlot *sigh*)

sew

November 9, 2009

i know this is supposed to be a knitting blog, and it is. i promise i have knit three hats since my last post, finished a baby sweater, and am almost done with my first me-sized sweater.

however.

last week i caught the sewing bug again and made four curtains and a cover for my mom’s mac book (to ward off the evil dust).
i feel the need to share, even if it is the most basic sewing ever.
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i promise, if i hem my jeans, i’ll keep it to myself.
probably.

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