Thursday, May 01, 2008

A Brief Transgression

...but I'm always true to you, darling, in my fashion,

yes I'm always true to you, darling, in my way... (Cole Porter)

Dear G - -

It is true. I have been unfaithful. I tried to be true - promised you, even! - but alas the siren call of a second project was simply too strong for me, and in the end I was merely a weak-at-the-cast-on-edge knitter.

I tried, truly I did.

I fought it. I fought long. I fought hard.

I figured that if I queued it on Ravelry, then maybe I would be safe. I figured that if I simply wound the yarn up into a yarn cake and then tucked it, safely, back into my yarn armoire that the simple act would satisfy my craving and satiate my urges.

But alas, it was not so. The pull was too strong - and so with nary a gasp, in truth with only a faint sigh, I slipped into someone else's fibery pull and was briefly lost to you.

I have, however, emerged out the other side in almost record time. Relatively unscathed. A little of my shiny new varnish is gone - true - now I look a bit more worn, a bit more 'used', a girl who knows her way around the knitting block, so to speak. I have learned the error of my ways, and after spending many a day and night sad and repentant have vowed to never, ever let it happen again. {ahem}

So I am back on track now - the body of the silk chemise will be finished by the time you and I meet up this Saturday at Sheep & Wool - now granted, the back piece might not be blocked, but it will be finished. And really - isn't the absolute & final fact that I'll be finished with the body of the tank by Saturday more important than the fact that I briefly, luxuriously, wantonly strayed for a few mere hours?

(But oh my ducks, it was Oh. So. Fun. while it lasted. Thank goodness there are no photos to document my disgrace, it was over & done with so quickly! Details to follow eventually, but in the meantime, ssssssshhhhhh!!!!!! Zipped lips, people, zipped lips!)

1 comment:

The Sanguine Gryphon said...

Note, O Susan's readers, what is omitted - the infidelity was committed with *my own yarn*. I'm not sure whether that makes it better or worse. What yarn was it?