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You Haven’t Been Sitting Around Knitting, Have You?

April 20

Recently I had the good fortune of reconnecting with some cousins I hadn’t seen in ages - not since before the knitting fever felled me for good.

My cousins were kind enough to invite my husband and me over for dinner.  The game of catch-up went (more or less) like this:

Me: Gosh, Blake, it’s been years since we’ve seen each other. What have you been up to?

Blake: I’m excited about the medical treatment I invented. It’s in final clinical trials at a world-renowned hospital. The results are promising – it looks like we’ll be able to cure one of the leading diseases plaguing America!

Blake: How about you, Audrey, what have you been up to? You haven’t been just sitting around knitting, have you? (Chortling, as if this is the lamest thing he can think of.)

[This, followed by my trying to think up an honest response that also wouldn't embarrass the heck out of both of us. I mean, this was his house and all. And my husband watching me with a bemused look on his face, like "Oh, this should be rich. How's she gonna answer this one?"]

Me: Why yes, Blake,yes. In fact I have just been sitting around knitting. (And then in a desperate attempt to sound legitimate), I recently had a pattern published. Isn’t that great?

Blake: (Looking as if he had mistakenly invited an alien from Jupiter over) Uh, let’s eat the salad now.

Or crow.

I couldn’t wait to get home and check in with my Ravelry family where I could feel normal once again.

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10 Comments to

“You Haven’t Been Sitting Around Knitting, Have You?”

  1. On April 20th, 2010 at 9:38 am Cheryl Says:

    We understand…

  2. On April 20th, 2010 at 11:10 am Kathy Says:

    Yes, I too come from a family of excelling cousins! At least you’ve published a pattern;p!

  3. On April 20th, 2010 at 11:11 am Kathy Says:

    P.S. Love whatever you’re knitting. What stitch is that?

  4. On April 20th, 2010 at 2:19 pm AudKnits Says:

    These were the hands of a very funny lady at Stitches West, so I’m not sure about the stitch. It might be My So Called Scarf which you can find on Ravelry.

  5. On April 22nd, 2010 at 9:45 am Alana Says:

    That is so funny Audrey. I think you should have just said that you are working as a “knitwear designer”.. it sounds more legit. :)

  6. On April 24th, 2010 at 2:54 pm Laurie (Moo!) Says:

    Oh, that really is too funny. It teaches people that they need to measure their mouths before they stick their foot into it.

  7. On May 13th, 2010 at 6:47 pm mary Joyce Says:

    Well, one sooner dies of the cold than of a lot of diseases I can think of!!

  8. On May 13th, 2010 at 6:55 pm mary Joyce Says:

    Thought of something else. It is wonderful that there are great treatments and cures, but don’t the knitted sweaters of the world, and until recently they were all hand knit, affect more people for the better more of the time?
    And this doesn’t even count the socks and shawls and baby blankets!

  9. On May 14th, 2010 at 10:16 am Karen Says:

    You’re more than normal. Your fantastic!!! Don’t let anyone tell you different! Getting a knitting pattern published is awesome!!

  10. On May 21st, 2010 at 5:02 am chantelaine Says:

    We are much more than what we do with our hands. I could tell a lot about my job, but i could tell even more of what i think and create when i’m knitting and that makes us a better person!

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