Saturday, September 16, 2006

My secret is out

No, not my top secret knitting project. (The above is as much as you're allowed to see.)

And no, unlike many famous knitters, at the moment, I am most certainly *not not not* with child.

My secret is the "ohmygodohmygodohmygod" post from the other day - remember? Seeing as how I haven't posted much since the kiddos came back to campus it should still safely be there on the right-hand side of things in my 'previous posts' list. Yeah....that one. Well, my secret is out.

I'm in Cast-On

I had posted a comment about a month or two ago offering to read for Ms. Dayne and didn't hear anything back & so figured that she'd been deluged with offers and didn't need me (and my comment was a - gulp! - audio comment where I "umm'd" and "uhhhh'd" nonstop and sounded like a TOTAL git, so I figured that after she finished laughing at me she just hit the 'delete' button & promptly forgot about me and my sad little offer........) and so just wrote it off as a decent attempt on my part & at least I finally tried for once instead of chickening out like I do with so many other things.

But then I got her e-mail! And with her e-mail came a brilliant essay by Kate that was just an amazing ton of fun to read (of course after I listened to it I totally cringed - Minnie Mouse doing a 'Blanche DuBois-type' overly dramatic reading is how I rated myself!) so honestly how could I ever say no, especially to Brenda Dayne - this is the woman who keeps me happily awake after my son goes to bed when all I want to do is tumble into my feather pillows & comforter myself, yet as that is the ONLY knitting time I pretty much get to myself these days I'm totally greedy about it and so cling to it like a shipwreck survivor hanging on to a liferaft....

And so I recorded it & e-mailed Kate (she's funny & nice as well as an incredible writer - go see her blog, too, she's a fantastic knitter to boot!) and then put it in a public place for Brenda to download and started waiting.....and eventually got an e-mail back saying that she was going to download it & take a listen & would tell me if it needed any tweaking, and then all of a sudden WHAM!

I'm in Cast On!

Episode 37: Mill(w)right, to be exact. Of course because I have the brain of a fencepost I never actually told Brenda that I had a blog, and even though she really is a deity of sorts in her own right she is *not* actually omniscient and so didn't figure that all out for herself, so I'm not linked off of her show notes. But I did send her an e-mail trying very humbly (yet greedily) to ask her to link me sometime in the future if and when she has the time/inclination. We all want our 15 minutes of fame, right?

As my knitting content is fairly thin at the moment (don't you hate how work puts such a crimp in your knitting time? It's such a drag that way, huh?) I'll wait to post about actual knitting progress - yes, there is some! - until tomorrow or Monday...

But until then, I will leave you with the immortal closing words of you-know-who:

".......and don't forget, if you're cold, put on a sweater - that's what they're for."


The Sanguine Gryphon said...

Just discovered your blog through a comment on Eunny's - a fellow knit-blogger on the Eastern Shore! Where are you? Close enough to come to a knitting circle in Easton on Monday evenings? Drop me a line! tshrew AT hotmail DOT com.

Kate A. said...

Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah! :-) It sounded great!