Saturday, April 28, 2012
Knit a Long
Chrissy is the kind of girlfriend that you hope that you end up living with in Miami when you are eighty (a la Golden Girls.). If that scenario ever plays out I hope that I am a mix between Betty White and Bea Arthur (you know sarcastic but fun and funny at the same time but not as ditzy as Rose). Anyway I digress. She is an amazing mama, and her cooking is to die for. Seriously, she needs to prepare my last meal for me. She is also a devoted gardener and one of those women that always has perfect hair.
A few months back Chrissy and I decided to do a knit a long of the Nanook pattern by Heidi Kirrmaier out of the lovely Quince and Co. yarn, Lark. The amount of glee that was enjoyed planning this knit a long and actually doing this knit a long is hard to describe. First there was deciding on colors (I LOVE her choice!!), then the receiving of yarn and then casting on. So much happy clapping and giggling happened (at least on my end) that I am surprised that I was still able to complete (most of) my responsibilities here at home. It was not all rainbows and sunshine though, we both had to rip out substantial portions of our sweaters in order to achieve the project we had in mind. Had to may be a misstep there, what I should say is that we are both perfectionists and chose to rip back sweaters to repair minute errors that would have called to us from our closets in the night had we ignored them. But even ripping out isn't so bad when you have a friend to commiserate with.
I spend a lot of time missing Chrissy, or lamenting that making cinnamon rolls with her would be so much more fun, and wishing that I could call her up and say, "Let's go shoe shopping, be there in 5." But during our knit along I kinda felt like we were hanging out, both working on the same thing at the same time. Conquering lace patterns, and wishing that a seemingly easy edging detail would die is so much more fun when you are doing them with your friend.