Saturday, June 24, 2006

contagion

I admire those who blog every day. How do you do it? Since my last post...
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Summer arrived. I know this because we had our town road race (no member of my family looked this cute across the finish line, btw) and the daylilies bloomed.
School ended, and the concept of "working" from home went down the drain faster than you can fling a fully loaded backpack across the room yelling "DONE!". Until camp and summer programs start.
We headed south to the beach in Delaware for some family togetherness, since attempting anything productive during this limbo period is futile .
Before I left, 3 more miters 3more and one started in just slightly more subdued tonesless. Couldn't take it along, since that'd reveal the surprise to my parents. In truth, my dad wouldn't notice if you were knitting an atom bomb but my mom'd be all over it, wondering what stitch you'd chosen to convert the plutonium.

I returned to the socks, but not without a complete insurance package.
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Funny thing happened on my way to the magic loop. Before I cracked the pamphlet I decided to knit my stitches from the dpns, where I'd knit about an inch of cuff, onto the circs. Predictably by the time I got to the third needle, things were getting tight. I figured I'd pull up some cable to ease it, then I'd figure out what the "magic loop" procedure was all about. Well, duh, that was it. I offered the pamphlet to my mom who was looking on skeptically at the whole operation.

My mom is an ace knitter. She should be, her mom owned a dry goods store in the South Bronx in the 1930's-50's. Grandma gave sidewalk knitting lessons, with neighborhood women perched on milk crates. (and yes, I wish I could go back in time to that). But she doesn't love knitting in the round and hasn't knit socks since she was a teenager.
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One quick bike ride to the lys, and look what happened.

8 comments:

Norma said...

Gorgeous photos! And your mom has fab legs. :)

Karen said...

She won't be able to stop knitting socks now (that she's hooked).

Wool Winder said...

Looks like you've been having fun to me. Enjoy your summer and blog when you can.

nona said...

It looks like your Mom has changed her ways -- the next thing you know she'll be reading knit blogs and discover her blanket :-) We vacation in Bethany Beach each August and a stop at "The Sea Needles" -- a wonderful Bethany knitting store -- is an annual event. This summer I'll have to check out the Rehoboth.

Ann said...

LOL at knitted nuclear fission . . .

How are you liking that magic loop deal???

Lee Ann said...

Now, see? Just look at that beautiful loopy dragonfly, AND the loopy grin on her face. That'll be the end of porcupine knitting, right there, I predict...

Roxie said...

Lucky, lucky you! You get along with your parents and you still have both of them to enjoy. AND you and your mom both knit? How cool is that? Count your blessings, Dear Heart, and give both your folks a big hug from me!

kristinknits said...

YAY for summer arriving. : ) I love the family history of knitters. Very cool.