This post is by necessity short–I’m even too tired to knit and that’s really tired! I finally got to see the Today Show segment on aarp.org and the articles posted there. I smiled as I read about teaching my daughter to knit. She loves knitting, too, and here I once thought it might skip a generation!
The comments, e-mails and feedback from the AARP segment and blog strongly reinforced what I already believed. We are not alone, and we are more alike than we are different. And those of us who are knitters really love knitting!! It keeps us sane. It floats our boat. It is our yoga.
Before going to bed, I picked up the sock, still unfinished, that I’d been knitting during the interview with Jane. Someone asked if I’d made any mistakes knitting while being filmed. The answer is a murky yes; however, I didn’t make any of the usual knitting mistakes. I knew better than to knit something requiring thought or close attention and chose to work on a plain, stockinette sock foot. Not surprisingly, because I am a pretty fast knitter, I knit way beyond where the toe shaping should have started as the interview stretched out into 90 minutes. I realized this was happening but continued on anyway. Does that count as a mistake or not? It doesn’t really matter because whatever it was, it required the same unknitting afterwards to get back on track. More about the sock soon, including a picture and information about the wonderful new yarn I used to make it .