Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Secret Knitter

I wrote this about a year and a half ago and just found it lurking on my computer so I thought I'd share it. This is not about a specific moment. This always happens to me.


The Secret knitter

The subway is jolting back and forth, tossing the people it contains from side to side. A woman sits in one of the worn seats, bag held tight between her feet. Yarn trails out of the top of her bag to connect with the baby blue sweater she is knitting. It's obviously something she's worked hard on and she seems to be almost done with a front or a back, I can't tell which. I'm watching her. I don't think she realizes this because she is probably used to people watching her knit on the subway. It's fascinating to watch. She's very fast and the needles fly pulling loop through loop through loop with such ferocity. I want to tell her. I just don't know how. I want to let her know that I'm not staring because she's an oddity to see. No, I'm staring because I understand. I comprehend how it feels to turn a ball of yarn into something beautiful. Something that turns heads on the subway. I'm ashamed of myself for not bringing any project of my own. I imagine what it would have been like. We both would have sat knitting away until we paused for a break and looked up and saw a fellow knitter. We would smile knowingly, like we had a secret that no one else in that compartment shared. But she doesn't know.
"I knit too." I whisper, but she doesn't hear me.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Remember me?

Hello blogosphere. Remember me? I used to post short blogs about crochet and life every few days (or months). I stopped about a year ago for no good reason.
So, I'm back. At least for now.
Here's my update of the past year of my life:
I spent a year in Israel. It was amazing. I wish I would have blogged during that time because then I would have fun anecdotes to tell you. But it really was an absolutely amazing year.

I crocheted a bunch. Mostly from the summer.
This is another Pretty Puffs Slouchy Hat which I made bigger so that it actually slouched.



















I recently opened up an Etsy shop at www.organizedchaos.etsy.com and I had my sister model a whole bunch of my hats and scarves. Hopefully, I'll be putting up more stuff than is currently there, including headbands and crocheted eyeballs. It's going to be fun =)
And honestly I don't have much else to show. I have to get back into the habit of blogging because I am so severely out of practice, but I've missed this.
So, hello blogosphere. I'm back