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Smug Satisfaction

by erin on February 24, 2015

See???

 

All the stash accumulation, all the poring over websites for patterns, running to the LYS when there’s a sale or a new shipment arrived, the fifty different colors of blue (or is that green) worsted weight wool…and yes, every single one of them is. a. different. shade.  The 4000 needles (a lot of mine seem to be US 10.5 16″ circulars, for some weird reason, and absolutely no 6s of any sort).  The notions, the stitch markers, the bulging shelf of knitting magazines.  The wacky swift and winder that fit no where in my house.  You were wondering if perhaps I’m a bit nutty for having all of that?

 

Look outside:

 

 

And this?

 

 

That, my friends, is a laundry basket from the 70s that my son is riding around in.  It makes a freaking awesome sled, by the way.  Necessity is the mother of invention, eh?

 

And this weather is the time when all those non-crafty, non-knitting haters recognize that we, us folks with the sticks, hooks, and string, have got it going on.  We are prepared.  We do not need anything.  We. have. got. this. covered.  Every summer when you non-knitters stared at me like I was off my meds for knitting socks and hats? Who’s looking smug now?  Eh?  EH?

 

Sweaters and infinity scarves…

 

 

Hats…

 

 

 

Mittens…

 

 

We look great, and we are so much warmer than you.  And if you are lucky to have a knitter or crocheter who gifted you something to wear in weather like this, do you know the best way to show your appreciation?

 

 

Wear them!  Get them good and full of snow and slush.  Wash them (gently!) and wear them some more.  It’s the best feeling to look at the wet, woolly pile of worn knits that I made and see them being useful.

 

If, just in case, in light of the oncoming storm that may be headed our way later this week, you decide you might need more supplies to lay in besides just bread, milk, and eggs, the lovely Malabrigo mother ship landed this past weekend:

 

 

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There’s a new line called Mechita which looks very promising, indeed.  420 yards of fingering merino in malabrigo’s signature colors.

 

You really ought to consider stocking up before the snow flies (again).

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