the glory

December 29, 2010

my knitting life has narrowed.
it’s been nothing but round after round of brioche rib.
with lace weight.
on 5’s.

my progress has been glacially slow:
about an inch a day.

all this monogamy feels necessary;
it is after all my first commission.
but i found my mind wandering
and a familiar twitch in my right eye.

i was having visions of an isolated ski lodge,
a typewriter,
and chasing shelley duvall with an axe.

rather than going postal, i thought it best to cheat.

one night locked in my room with netflix
and a shawl was born.
or finished rather.

nothing, nothing feels better than casting off that last stitch in the wee hours of the night. this must be what shooting up heroin feels like.

it’s not really cheating on tina’s sweater,
if the shawl’s for her.

10 Responses to “the glory”

  1. tina Says:

    Right you are!

  2. Melynda Says:

    Totally gorgeous… and worth it (even if it does make you a cheater).

  3. Sally at Rivendale Farms Says:

    I can’t believe you’ve had the stamina to knit 3, count ’em, 3 Juneberry Triangles.

    What movie got you through?

  4. Lee Says:

    I would support this theory!

  5. Erin Says:

    Just beautiful! I am thrilled that there is another knitter out there who totally gets the flirtatious moments with insanity, and the immense joy of finally being done.

  6. Sabrina Says:

    Your hands have magic!

  7. Kim Says:


  8. Mary Says:

    that shawl is just beautiful! wonderful job!

  9. Sunnyknitter Says:

    Beautiful! Off to search for pattern and cue… Have a fab 2011.

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