Thursday, November 30, 2006

And I call myself a Knitter.....

I don't understand it. I don't know how this could have happened. I'm a knitter for the love of all that's good. Don't I love to create with sticks and string? Don't I love to keep my family outfitted with handmade items? Didn't I lament the fact that we were moving to a warm climate and I didn't know what I would knit here? Didn't I give away my wool?

So how could this have happened?

How could we be COLD?

A cold front has moved in. It was below freezing last night. Before we went to bed we peeked in on the children. First was Meaty's room at the top of the steps. I looked and my heart froze. He wasn't sprawled across his covers, little boy limbs flung wide, always looking longer than I remember them being. I couldn't see him at all. I looked at his window to make sure it was still locked. Then I realized the lump I thought was his big red dog was Meaty. He was completely under the covers, head and all, for warmth. Next came the girl's room. They too were under their covers instead of sprawled on top of them scrunched together in the middle of their bed for shared body heat. As we crawled into our cold cotton sheets the Greatest made me swear with penalty of death that I would find our flannel sheets today.

When we took Pork Chop to the bus stop this morning it was so cold. We all had coats on, and the little ones had a blanket on them in their red wagon. But no hats, no mittens, no scarves. There was no reason for us to be so cold. Don't I knit? Haven't I made them new hats each fall for the last three years? Ummmmm....well I used to....then we moved......and I thought it would be warm.........I've been busy doing other things....I didn't think we'd need them....*sigh* Alright, I admit it. I was completely unprepared for the cold front. I haven't knitted new warm items, I haven't even unpacked the outgrown hats from last year. I feel like such a failure as a knitter.

It's just as well that new lacy sweater doesn't fit. It's too cold for it anyways.

I'm being punished for being unprepared. My printer is already cranking out new hat patterns I've found on the net. As soon as I finish cleaning I know what I'll be doing with the rest of my day!

I just don't know how I could have let this happen.


LilKnitter said...

I will happily trade our 15C dreariness for your cold front - maybe I could get some snow working for me!

Happy hat knitting!

Katrina said...

Who knew the desert could get so cold? I suspect they don't advertise this in any of the brochures.

shiguy4076 said...

I just want to let you know that here in Ohio (where you've abandoned me) it's in the 50's and 60's. Yes that's right. It's warm :) *giggle giggle*. I can't wait to see your new hats.

Bitterknitter said...

Yeah, the desert is a climate of extremes. Hot and dry or cold and dry, but usually dry. At least now you know that you will need some wool now and again!


Zonda said...

Awww don't beat yourself up, you couldn't have known, even in NC it gets a bit cold. I'm sure you'll have everyone outfitted in no time! :)

Charity said...

I am glad to hear I'm not the only one - I had to go and BUY my son a hat this year. Sigh.

Karyn said...

That reminds me of the chock when I realized that it does indeed get below freezing in Florida. Right now I'm making socks because old, old, old house + wooden floors does equal wool socks. Even though we're in Florida. Who knew?

Areli said...

Don't feel bad, I am in the same boat. Have to get busy knitting everyone hats and mittens cause they don't have any. But, hats and mittens go so fast, I really enjoy knitting them, makes me feel so productive.