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Inspiration: Drop a Stitch

on July 5, 2012

OOPS! I dropped a stitch!

Knit one, pearl two, knit one, pearl two. . . brings to mind the ol’ nursery rhyme “He loves me, he loves me not, he loves me, he loves me not” because of its repetition. The Decision of the Flower results in either “yea” or “nay” with perhaps dropping an un-named petal along the way to alter its destined outcome. The knitter faces a similar fate, “keep it” or “leave it”, dependent upon whether too many stitches have been dropped in the process.

Every “petal plucker” and “kicker knitter” drops stitches. C’st la vie! The stitches of each rely on the rhythm of the moment. If you stop paying attention, even for a second, suddenly you’ve lost track of whether it is true love or not, OR a loop has slipped off the needle going unnoticed. Too much delay and you might end up completely fumbling the nursey rhyme or in the case of the knitter, continuing to knit several rows before you see the tell-tale ladders of yarn filling the gap where the stitch initially dropped.

Are you in sync? What is your Rhythm of the Day?


6 responses to “Inspiration: Drop a Stitch

  1. pennycoho says:

    True. I find my rhythm sneaks up on me. Sometimes taking me by surprise. Some days the rhythm is so smooth it’s heavenly, other days well just lets say I more or less go with the flow as as best I can.

  2. Clair says:

    i finally decided to write a comment on your blog. i just wanted to say good job. i really enjoy reading your posts. thumb up.

  3. DoRchi says:

    I also knit and sometimes I can knit for such a long time while processing some information from the day, that I don’t even notice how much the project before me grew. And sometimes I get so frustrated with the slowness of it that I just leave it in a basket to wait for better days.

    • catnipoflife says:

      Use to knit and crochet but haven’t in years. Thinking back I can definitely relate to the sweater that seemed to never end! Um-m-m-m? Not sure now if it did! LOL:>)

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