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Archive for January 26th, 2004

Susan’s Bag

Monday, January 26th, 2004

I met Susan online. She sold some yarn to me, and I sold some yarn to her. She’s now knitting a sock with my Cushy ColorSport yarn in Spring Lily colorway (I just sold the last skein of that colorway yesterday, sorry).

She also just finished a felted bag she is mighty proud of. Go check out her weblog, I’m Knitting as Fast as I Can and see what she’s doing.

By the way, my first car was a 1975 AMC Gremlin, Red. Automatic with a Straight-Six engine (Imagine… but that was considered a small car then). I had a bumper sticker that said “Don’t Honk, I’m Peddling as Fast as I Can!” It was funny at the time…

I understand Susan’s sentiment, though. I feel such a drive, to knit-knit-knit, to finish things. I hate to go to sleep some days because I feel like I need to do more on my knitting. I’ve never been so driven, so competitive with myself. Yet it is so satisfying, it is not a problem.

Oh, here’s a picture of a scrubbie a friend crocheted for me out of nylon tulle netting. I don’t have any particular fondness for cotton washrags, they are so soft they don’t scrub anything off anything… and I’m not a big fan of cotton, anyway. But I am so frustrated with the lack of products that will scrub teflon pans without a problem. The only ones I can find have sponges attached (I used to be able to buy them like the green scotchbrite scrubbies but haven’t seen any like that in years).

This scrubbie seems the best substitute for my storebought items that I have found yet. Not glamorous, but genuinely useful. I am no great crocheter but maybe I’ll make a few of these. You can wash them in the dishwasher to get them clean again, which is nice. (Like I need one more project? NOT!)

(Note added September 2004: I don’t have a pattern for these scrubbies. When I worked at JoAnn Fabric, they had patterns for these under the cutting counter. If you are near a JoAnn you can try and ask there. Thank you.)

Today is 21 degrees, a regular heat wave. There is no sky visible but the clouds are holding in the heat so I’ll deal with it. Hope you all are staying warm. I sure am wearing my double-thickness “September to September Sweater” a lot. I thought I’d wear it outdoors like a coat, but these days I wear it in the house whenever I’m sitting still. I’m so glad I took the year it took to actually finish it.