travis women knitting lessons

not many people know that it is semaphoria's mom that taught me to gnit about 12 years ago. it was a cold, snowy day in park city, ut, i was on spring break and visiting the illustrious fred (semaphoria/james the chick) who had moved there, and some unspecified winterish dance was approaching. as the fredster was NOT on spring break, and I had spent a day at school with her already, i was hanging out with her mom and her doggers, and her mom started to knit a chunky black shawl for said dance. and to keep me off the streets or whatever, she taught me how to knit. we covered knit, purl, stockinette, and garter stitches, casting on and binding off. from time to time i would bust out the needles.

on monday, i decided to do more than just that, and started cable knitting. and i had another moment of education from the women in the travis (mcnamara/keller) family. i was having the darndest time keeping track of my cable needle (house messy, falling between the couch cushions, etc.). and i had a quick memory of fred learning to cable knit. and remembered that she would stick the needle in her cleavage to keep it handy and out of the way of her cats. particularly when wearing those shelf bra tank tops, this is handy. so stick it in my cleavage i did. although the needle did not rest atop the ladies, but rather between. no picture forthcoming.

1 comments:

semaphoria Sunday, January 23, 2005 9:39:00 pm  

first off - i went to a high school dance??!! the things i forget. and ironically, my mom did teach me to crochet (which i cannot do now to save my life) - but i don't ever so much as remember seeing knitting needles in our house.

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