Friday, March 20, 2009


A new relationship can be a tricky thing.  There is always so much worry and fuss over saying the wrong thing or making a bad impression, or the sinking feeling that you know the other party will do or say something soon that isn't going to sit well with you and it'll be done.  But along with the anxiety, comes a sweet fulfillment in the ones that go the right way.  And, once in awhile, comes along a real gem; one that you know will survive thick and thin and will always be worth the time and the care and the effort it takes to really cultivate love.  

Then you get the honeymoon.  That sweet phase where almost nothing can go wrong and, if it does, you work through it with a kind of thoughtfulness and bliss truly reserved for the most beautiful of relationships.

And that, my friends, is exactly how I feel about knitting.

This hat?  A complete obsession yesterday.  I could not put it down.  Every time I was forced to (darn kids ;-)  I was just itching to get at it again.  It is not really a thing of beauty.  I didn't know how to finish off the brim because I don't know how to crochet and don't own a crochet hook, so it is just a roll brim.  The back seam is not done that well and makes me wish I had forced myself to try it in the round (something I am currently a little scared of).  It has a sort of gnomish quality that is cute in a certain way, but makes me think entirely too much of a giant nipple.  But none of it matters, because I am still in love.

That is the beauty of the honeymoon.


Melissa Crowe said...

What do you have against giant nipples? I'm pretty sure they make the world go round.

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Happy knitting! Nice to see how much you're enjoying it and how fast you've picked it up.

beemahoney said...

how adorable!

Dana said...

Good analogy!!

And, great playlist. I love soo many of the songs here!

nicola said...

YOU ROCK! that is gorgeous!
i am sooo unmotivated to knit at the moment. i need to unravel and who ever wants to do that? i'm back at my sewing machine, instead.

Artfulife said...

So funny!

Sara Jo said...

I don't even know what to say, Liss! HAHA!! I honestly thought as I began reading this that you and Mike had just celebrated an anniversary and this was an "Ode to a Beautiful Marriage!" So when I got to the giant nipple hat and the knitting "punchline," I almost peed myself! There is NO ONE in this world like you ... and I'm so glad the ONE you is my friend!! You make me smile! BTW, I'm completely and totally envious of your intense love for knitting! I love that hat ... nipple and all! ;o)

Anna said...

Oh, giggles! I cannot stop chortling over this one.

Really great post.

lil songbird mama said...

I have the same relationship with knitting as well! Have had it for over 3 years...nice long honeymoon!

Hummm...are we seeing the same needles?