Just came back from a knitting class where I learned to make a toque.Â Well, so far 2″ of one. On circular needles, which will switch to 4 double points, which I’ve never done before.
A woman in the class told me the story of how when she was in university she knit her now husband, then boyfriend, a cable sweater. It took her a semester, and basically by the time she’d finished she broke up with him. But then, one day he rode by her house on his motorbike wearing the sweater, and her mother said “are you sure you want to let him go?”. And so, she didn’t and they married. She’s retired now, with kids.
The funny part of the story is that one day her husband washed the sweater (wool) in the washing machine, and presto, felted sweater, many sizes too small.Ã‚Â I thought it was a cute story, and although I’m still reading the Zen book, and he makes many interesting points about Quality which I think strongly relate to knitting, it’s 9:30 and I haven’t eaten yet!
I do want to write it here though, so I don’t forget, that the one thing about knitting that’s so brilliant is it’s technological finesse (mathematics really), coupled with its’ forgiving nature.