Tuesday, February 5, 2008

One Long Piece of String

Knitting again, after almost a year of knitting nothing. It feels good. Especially when part of the process is working out the knots in this guy:
I'm still amazed that knitting is just a matter of manipulating one long piece of string into holding a shape. And I love the meditative nature of knitting- your mind wanders. Even if I'm watching a movie, or in the case of this weekend, the Superbowl, there's an inner shift when picking up the needles that feels akin to turning on a favorite movie or hearing the intro to a favorite song. You settle in because you know what you're in for, and you're glad to feel in unfolding. Knitting for me is a lot of memories of late night sofa time with year round christmas lights on the wall above me, Malcom in the Middle on TV and Kim, and sometimes Niegel, sometimes Garth, sometimes Anne, sometimes crazy New York knitting ladies in Soho, sometime Sarah Jessica Parker, sometimes the Subway with Kim on the way to church with my ball of yarn bouncing around a Bumble and Bumble bag, and sometimes Starbucks in Union Square during the denim yarn phase and sometimes it's 3am and we're knitting a wedding gift or a massive amount of dog sweaters for swanky publications or maybe it's me at my desk here, watching Robert Altman's "Nashville" and finishing a tea cozy for my sister in law, attempting my first bobble without anybody's help. Knitting feels so familiar and always a new adventure too. Come knit with me sometime.

5 comments:

Keepitmoving said...

My late night knitting deadlines are so lonely without you and your most recent left field movie checked out from the public library! Like tonight, it'll be me tucked in bed with Louis and psycho shaved dinah watching some show scoured up from the internet dregs waiting for that man shouting from the vote for Obama van to come around again.

Wish you were here...

Kj said...

wish you were here too

belle said...

Hello KJ! I just found your blog thanks to your friend and mine: Miss Kim Hamlin. Did she tell you that Nick and I moved to Seattle? Well we did. Let's get together! Also, good to see that you are knitting.

hpg said...

i used to feel the same way about cross-stitch and latch-hook rugs, honey. one day i will upgrade and join you : )

Raysa said...

Hey KJ!

So great to find you out here in Cyberland :) I am glad to hear you are still knitting and I wanted to thank you for leading that knitting group a few years ago at Journey. I am currently obsessed with knitting, do it all the time and am therefore leading a knitting group at Journey. I hope I can be as inspirational as you and Kim were to me! Hope all is well. BTW I saw Robert Signore at church yesterday. We got to talking about knitting and the Journey and of course we both thought of you and he wanted me to give you his phone number. Email me at: missrodriguez@gmail.com so I can pass it along.
Blessings sister!