Sunday, December 14

Throwing needles and getting a loom....

Somewhere deep within the Boise National Forest, sat a girl twirling her thumbs. Gazing out the window she wished upon the first star of the night. Softly, the snow was falling to the ground. After a long sad sigh, she looks over at the dusty knitting needles that were aggressively placed on the shelf some days earlier. She turns slowly, wincing a bit, while eying the needle holes in the wall behind the couch. Just weeks ago, after hours of meditation and reading she was once again ready to knit one, purl two....surely she had no idea when she hurled them across the room they would actually stick into the wall.

Rest in peace aluminum hell sticks....

The magical moments of her desperate cries echoed across the land and into the sky. The tender wish whispered into the ears of the lady who holds R&R in the palm of her hands, Mother Crafter. Sister to Mother Nature, who was hard at work with global warming.

Seated by her sewing machine, saddened by this young, skinny (o.k. healthy and not that young) girls desire, a tear drop fell down...down....down to the poor craft less girl. Gently, a diaphanous glow filled the room. The feeling of despair was slowly, silently,then forcefully lifted. It was really stuck on her. Dashing a little more of her nurturing water and the goo of despair could no longer hold on. Screeching through the darkening sky the spiteful emotion set off in search of another woman with unused knitting needles or perhaps a blank white sheet of scrapbook paper.

Scratching at her ear and slowly shaking her head back and forth, she had that "what the ... just happened" feeling. Reached over and turned on some Christmas music a jolly feeling was flushing through her. "I really can't stay....Baby it's cold outside..." the Brian Setzer orchestra spilling the Christmas spirit into the quiet mobe. She paused in her festive tracks as the phone interrupted this truly special moment. "A loom.... a loom you say....maybe I could give it a try. Sure, I can be there in two shakes of a lamb's tail...". Turning to dash out the door, she looked in the mirror to see if somehow she turned into a 80 year old, internally asking herself why did she use such an elderly idiom. With no worries or despair she gleefully skipped down the road. (Bear spray, MP3 player, knife in hand... see this post to understand.)

I have to say the rest of the story is all rags to rugs....seriously RUGS. Oh, and a happy ever after. Nothing close to perfection, but what is perfection to the grateful eye. Night after obsessive night you can find the young, skinny girl (I know what your thinking, just let me pretend...) wrapping scraps of material around jute, humming to the music and silently thanking Mother Crafter and not screaming at Mother F'er any more. I heart my rag rug.

See...I really did it. (99% done)



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37 comments:

Amanda in GA said...

congrats on being Saucy this week!

I love to knit and to Hook rugs.Have fun, your rung looks great!

Tiffany said...

Congrats on being Saucy this week!

Yaya said...

Congrats on being Saucy!

Connie Weiss said...

I loved reading this....and the rug is beautiful! So glad that you found your niche.

Stesha said...

I wish I could knit, but congrats on your saucy blog.

KDLOST said...

CONGRATS on your sauciness, cannot wait to read more. :)

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

hiya again! Congrat's on you saucy-ness!!

Angie
"Nana's Box"

Columbia Lily said...

I have ALWAYS wanted to make one of thos! they look great!!

Knit Purl Gurl said...

Congrats on being Saucy, SITSta! I love your rug!! Knitting is so relaxing, ordinarily.. Have you checked out www.knittinghelp.com for Amy's knitting videos or the Knit Witch? Knitting can take some time if you're rusty.. but don't give up on it!

Veggie Mom said...

Well, you're not just Saucy, you're Crafty. Way to go!

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lmerie said...

So glad you are on the saucy blog list - yours is truly saucy! :)

Enjoy your last week there!

B said...

I laughed so hard when I read, "Rest in peace aluminum hell sticks...." mostly because I have tried to knit in the past and threw everything across the room myself. Have never gone back. But I have my own things that get the creative juices flowing, so I can leave those cursed needles alone.

Michelle Sybert said...

congrats on being saucy this week and thanks for stopping by my blog! I loved this post -it pulled me right in!

Jill said...

Apparently you're saucy, so congrats on that (I have no idea what that means).

I'm glad you found a successful outlet for your creativity and time, knitting is too hard.

Who am I? said...

Your rug is SO cute! I love some crafty inspiration. :)
Thanks for stopping by my blog, by the way.

tara @ kidz said...

VERY cool. I have a cousin who is blind, and she has a hard time finding things to do, but she recently got a loom and is hooked! I want to get one someday. You can do such cool things! Like those awesome rugs you made! Very cool.

I'm rambling. Sorry.

Congrats on being saucy GF!

L & W said...

HEy there, Saucy blogger! Love this post! I would have mucho holes in my walls if I ever pick up knitting needles ever again. Good for you!

Noah's Mommy said...

I heart your rag rug too....and I am so jealous...I tried to knit once....yep....to me they really are aluminum sticks from hell...so you go...and congrats on your sauciness....

Little Birdie Secrets said...

Congrats on being saucy!

Tracy Griffin - Artist said...

Hello, just stopping by from SITS! Loved the blog name so had to check it out... great post too!

Congrats on your saucy blog!!

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

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Angie
"Nana's Box"

Sarah said...

Wow! Way to go with the rug! I'd probably pull my hair out trying to do that!

Congrats on being Saucy!

Irene said...

That is awesome! I used to knit but nearly that well. Congrats on being Saucy this week!

Dream Girl said...

Over from SITS, and I must say, I truly appreciate and enjoy your writing style... and as for weaving, well I grew up playing on and around looms... my mother has her own business creating the most spectacular scarves and shawls and more. What a beautiful, magical craft it is =] Enjoy!

The Acting Mom said...

Congrats on being saucy!

Julie said...

Aluminum hell sticks...that's hilarious!

yulz said...

your post is so.. emm.. don't have the right word to express how I felt :)the thing is.. it really makes me to read till the end. Before I go.. congrates for being saucy ;)

Jenners said...

Hello! Stopping by to visit. Congrats on being Saucy! Thanks for visting my blog! And most importantly, congrats on actually finishing a craft project. I am the champion quitter of all crafts. Bought a sewing machine -- sewed two pillowcases. Sewing machine now gathering dust. Bought scrapbook stuff. Scrapbooked 4 months of my child's life. Rest of stuff has accumulated to be scrapbooked (did I mention he is 4 now?). Bought a needlepoint kit. Got about halfway done, realized it looked like a blind person did it. Quit.

So I totally admire you!

Ginette said...

Wow...good job!

ElleBee said...

Happy Saucy Blog! I'm enjoying reading through yours! :)

Shanda said...

You are quite the writer! Congrats on being Saucy this week!!

Kasey said...

I am very impressed! I tried knitting once. I sold all my stuff in a yard sale just a few months after that decision. So good job keeping with it! I saw your blog on Sits page!

Stacy said...

Just wanted to let you know that I got my oil burner today. Thanks so much! I can't wait to try it out.

Lis said...

Hey, I just read this blog post after finding you on SITS as a Saucy Blog! I loved reading it! You are such a great storyteller and very funny! I totally don't knit...I am not crafty at all. Loved your story!

Auds at Barking Mad said...

Congrats on being saucy this week.

Loved this post. You really created the picture with your words. Awesome.

Martha said...

Beautiful rug, lovely post.