Thursday, October 11, 2007

Not so much with the knitting

I'm still here. I know it's only been a couple of days since I posted but it seems like much longer. I just don't have anything, or much of anything, knitting-wise to report. Still working on those two pair of socks. And I'm still working through my stash to see what I can pass along.

It's difficult to let go of some of this stuff, even the stuff that I know I'll never be able to get to. I get sentimental over some of it because of associations I have with it. People who are no longer here; shops that are no longer around; yarn companies that no longer exist. It's not a museum. It's more like a photo album from long ago. Even the "what was I thinking" stuff tempts me to hold on. Opening boxes, some of which have been closed for years, and seeing what's inside, is a happy/sad kind of thing. I can only do a few a day.

I emptied a large box yesterday. The box that my very first computer monitor came in. I found a lot of the yarn that I bought several years ago to make one of Kaffe Fassett's coats. It was to be for a friend who passed away a couple of years ago from breast cancer. I still have the first part that I started. I'll use this yarn to make gifts for friends this year. I know that Sherry would have wanted me to.


Anonymous said...

All that emotional weight....
I think you have the right answer though,
knit it into gifts and pass on the

dragon knitter said...

why the introspection, lately? something up?

Bess said...

I love the idea of knitting up that yarn into smaller gifts.

Monika said...

Oh my, that really sounds sad.

Anonymous said...

Sounds Hard but Good at the same time. I understand completely.
Spreading the wealth will bring only good back to you.
Keep On Keeping On.
Mario -

mehitabel said...

Share the skeins that you can let go of easily, and keep the sentimental ones for a while longer. That's what I did with my yard sale--almost nothing came back into the house. I've got some white mohair that my husband and I bought in Australia and the happy memories of that time mean that yarn is staying around for a while.
Hey, it's a Collection, right?