Monday, February 05, 2007

Why Do We Keep Doing This???

Why do we confess our deficiencies, photograph our mistakes and behave all crazy on purpose then hang them all out there for bloggers and everyone else to see?



Because it's fun. Maryse wants to drive the fashion police crazy, not the department, just one officer. This is my contribution Maryse and I'll continue to help you out cause it's fun.

Why do we reach for the camera at times when before blogging, we never would have reached for the camera?




Because everyday life can be interesting, and we love to share it. These were taken around 5:45AM on Saturday. I love seeing a full moon first thing in the morning. This is how I see it right from where I frequently sit.

Why do we knit for a cause to help out someone we don't even know?





Because it feels good. And frankly, sometimes because there are prizes. I don't think it's a secret that I am a certifiable prize ho nut.
These are chemo caps for Kate. All done. Many folks have made lots more, but this is alot for me. There's still time to make the end of February deadline.



Case in point, this is a skein of Regia that I won from Rabbitch. She's still collecting hats for her cause. The rants alone are well worth a visit to her blog. But really, those of you who make things for others know the winning happens as soon as our creations are put in the mail.
I'm looking forward to making something for myself now, as well as, an afghan for each of my daughters. They picked what they wanted after I tortured them into browsing many knit and crochet books. Kate's picked the Moderne Blanket from Mason-Dixon Knitting (good pick Kate)-and Megan picked a crocheted American Flag from an old Book of mine-yay Meg! So after all those hats, I'm ready for a square now Mrs. Zimmerman. So what was the next project?



Preemie caps! These are for The Betties, my very best knitting group. One of the girls has this mom who works in this hospital and they have this need. I feel the need to stitch for my buds. They're also making squares for Warm Up America and I'll make mine tonight with them.

One last question. Why do we insist on knitting/crocheting for every reason we can find?



Because we have friends. This is baby H who arrived last month. His grandmother has been a friend of mine for almost 30 years. H's momma is one of the sweetest people I have ever met. I made a pink one of these for H's big sister too. I look forward to making them both more things. Welcome H you cutie pie, you!!!

OK, so I have learned through knitting and blogging that my life is more fun, interesting, focused and sometimes, there are prizes and presents involved. Most important, I have discovered I have made some really great friends.

15 comments:

Nora said...

Another thought-provoking post Carol. I sometimes think along the same lines - and come up with almost the same answers as you. x

PS: Is that little boy cute OR WHAT!?!

Bridget said...

Glad to hear from you, I'd wondered where you had gone!

Great post. And that sure is one cute baby ...

Bezzie said...

Wow! Look at all those hats! That's incredible! I don't like fun fur, and I'm not patriotic really but that red, white and blue hat is really striking!

Michelle said...

Now I know where all fun fur has gone! :)
Your incredible generosity will bless so many...
Just in case you haven't heard it lately.....
THANK YOU! You are a wonderful lady!

Anne said...

Dang! You have been very busy. And now you've signed up for 2 afghans? Better get those needles going. :)

Rebekah said...

Wow what a great bunch of hats. Your yarn and hat arrived last night at my house. Abner was very excited about the hat, he thought it was a snuggly. I didn't let him near it!

Blogland has brought out a new side in me, that's for sure.

Robin said...

Awww, Carol - you are too sweet! You're one of my best blogging buddies too!

Love all the hats - you really HAVE been a busy girl! That one hat on the teddy bear looks kinda like it was made from Rowan Cotton Braid. Was it?

Lynanne said...

What fun! If only I could knit!

Kim in Oregon said...

What a great post! It makes me proud to be a knitter and to be part of the same knitting community that you are part of!

kim

ps. But you know it really is the prizes.:-)

Roseann said...

I'm amazed at all your hats, they are so pretty. Baby H's sweater looks darling on him and he looks like he truly appreciates wearing it. Beautiful work!

kaoticorchid said...

What a cute baby! And the hats...all the hats! There are so many of them and what great causes!

Dipsy said...

I *so* love your posts, Carol! And my gosh, how cute Baby H is, he's so absolutely adorable! And your hats - all hats! I especially adore the striped ones - amazing indeed!

maryse said...

excellent entry. can i post the sock picture in my sock rules flickr group?

i tried to email you back, but i got an error message. just an fyi.

Lark said...

You've got the word gift, no doubt! And it's so unfair, to have a picture of dawn AND cute babies in the same dang post.

ladylinoleum said...

I'm hanging on your every word...