Early, very early. In the distance, a noise.
Stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp…(banging on the bedroom door) “Mom!!! She’s touching your knitting!!”
By the time I sprinted to the living room, Girl #2 had already put herself in the time out chair and was starting to cry saying “I so sorry, I so sorry”.
Sheesh. If only they’d follow the other rules with such fervor.
I have recently realized that in our house the actual rules and the enforced rules are very different. They say a lot about how our house runs…
Official House rules
2. No running inside
3. Be a helper
The rules that are actually enforced:
1. Don’t lick the furniture
2. Never touch mom’s knitting
3. Don’t lick your sister
4. Don’t touch dad’s circular saw
5. Really, stop licking things
So all of this has me thinking about rules for knitting. Let us all pause for a moment to reflect on how we limit ourselves in knitting without realizing it.
One of my big rules is no Acrylic. Especially Homespun. It makes my hands ache to think of it. But if I had followed that rule too closely then we wouldn’t have this:This is Girl #1 in her creation play at preschool. She is a plant. Miss Teri, her teacher, is a casting genius. Girl #1 rarely speaks out loud outside of the house, and the plants only have one small singing part. Perfect fit. The petals are Homespun, and glad to say my hands are still attached.
The thing is, acrylic is OK, especially for a big quick costume.
Which brings me to another personal knitting rule:
Almost any life problem can be solved with knitting.
Really. Need a coaster? Knit one. Sweaty glass? Knit a holder. Want to meet interesting people when you go out? Take your knitting with you.
So I am curious to hear what you all think. What are your knitting rules? What happens if you break them? Any major life problem knitting has solved?
(Oh, and so everyone knows Girl # 2 was quickly removed from timeout, got her hug, and the next I saw her she was trying to lick honey off the kitchen table.)