Monday, August 16, 2004

Filling My Quota....

Our local sheriff's department has recently implemented a "minimum performance standards" system. Yup. That means a certain number of tickets/arrests are to be made weekly. Of course, the sheriff backpedals furiously when the word "quota" is bandied about by the media.

In that spirit, I felt it was my duty to fill my own "minimum performance standard." So I staked out my neighborhood. Perused the possibilities. Plotted. Planned. Then I went in for the kill...............

"Would you like me to teach you to knit?"

Yes.............I've brought another knitter into the fold......My sweetie, Em.

Now, teaching your Significant Other to knit has its good sides and its not-so-good sides. On the plus side we have:
  • We can knit together.
  • We can really share the ups, downs and in betweens of creativity, learning the craft etc.

On the "hmm-maybe-I-should-have-thought-more-about-this-before-I-did-it" side, we have:

  • "What do you mean, you want to use some of my yarn?"
  • I think she'll be a better knitter than I am. You should see her first few rows. I struggled through a project or two before my stitches were that uniform. *sigh*

So, there you have it. I've filled my self-imposed quota....gained a knitting companion....reconciled to the idea I'll need to share my stash....been humbled that my student is likely going to be a better knitter than I.

Knitting Content:

A few more rows on the Rowan Kidsilk Haze scarf....feather and fan on size 5 needles. Ever knit with hairy sewing thread?

Almost to the end of the third skein of Manos for a pashmina/stole type thing for myself. The air conditioning at work has a mind of its own....The Manos Pashmina has a simple cable pattern, and I plan on making it around 4.5-5' long with fringe increasing it another 6" or so. This colorway.

All the other projects....I don't want to talk about them. I'll just feel guilty! Thanks for the comments, knit friends. I've been trying to add a few more links on my sidebar, but Blogger is not cooperating today.


Robbyn said...

The colorway on the Manos is just gorgeous! Your project should absolutely glow :)

Knitti-me said...

I've suggested in jest that my husband learn to knit (I personally think he would be a great knitter with his eye for color and texture), but he always flat out refuses. Perhaps it is a good thing so I don't have to share the stash.

Bron said...'s that pesky little "sharing the stash" (as Marie pointed out) that really is a sticking point. DH has no interest in knitting but the boys have asked on occasion. Luckily they've lost interest quickly...knitting needles don't act like the joy sticks on their GameCube. :::Grin:::