women of a certain age are like sunflowers; they know how to turn their faces to the sun.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Everything Wants Its Day in the Sun

Look what I found when I came down this morning:

My half-finished Painted Desert Shawl, basking in the sun.

Here's a closer look. (Yes, that's my toe. No, it's not there for scale.)

I guess this was her way of telling me, "I know your head is full of erotic fantasies about all the great times you're going to have with your new love, the Cherry Country Shawl (that hussy - a scarlet woman shawl if I ever saw one!) But remember me? Last summer you swore you would love me forever!"

"I know, but that was last summer. The thrill is gone. I just don't feel that same passion I once had for you."

"But, but - you complete me!(apologies to the producers of Jerry McGuire)"

Fickleness: thy name is knitter.

OK, so where was my current relationship project? Not in my chair, where I left it. Not in the knitting basket, where it lives. Not in the house anywhere. Was she pouting? Had the Desert shawl been trash talking her and scared her off? The Desert shawl feigned innocence.

Clearly I needed to look further afield.
Yes, that's right folks, this is the proverbial garden path, and ol' Moth Wing was leading me right down it

And then I saw her She had reverted to her native habitat - the woodlands behind our house Being of the race of woodlands colored stoles, she had sought comfort with her own kind.

See how she is embracing the butterfly bush? Rebound.

I tried to talk her around. I begged her, "Please come back Mothy! I'm not ready to give you up yet. We still have a beautiful future. I promise to take care of you!"

She sighed (OK maybe it was the breeze) and shook her double fern border from side to side.

(You'll have to take my word for it, since I haven't figured out UTube yet. Sounds way too technical for a thermostatically challenged muggle like me.)

Finally I sweet talked her inside, where I apologized profusely to both shawls, and reassured them they would always have a place in my heart (and my knitting basket/closet.)

I'm not sure they believe me.

What's that lurking on the top of the work lamp?

I think they hired the monkey sock to investigate me for signs of infidelity.

Jeesh! Knitting can be so temperamental sometimes!


margene said...

Knitting does have a mind of its own. You really do need to get control or they'll be bossing you around next. Finish something already...that should make someone happy.

Rachel said...

wow--the colors in that painted desert shawl are beautiful! I'm with her...give her more attention! but probably should be sneaky about it.

amy said...

re: your comment on our football affiliations...um, I'm really not sure. You might want to stay away from the "football" archives on my blog, though. I have a big, big problem with your kicker.....

Perhaps we should agree to NOT talk football during the season! (My football talk should all be on the other blog anyway.)

I love your wacky sense of humor!!

Amy O'Neill Houck said...

Watch out for those monkey socks--I hear they can be quite mischievous, no matter what they tell you! Great post!

Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

Stalked by your own knitting ... it's a slippery (but rather beautiful) slope!

La Cabeza Grande said...

Bad knits, bad knits
Whatcha gonna do?
Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?
Bad knits, bad knits.

Funny, jealous WIPs.