Monday, February 15, 2010

Carrying a Torch

Well, then. It has been a while, hasn't it? It's funny how we've come full circle. I started this thing for the purpose of blogging about the project I wanted to do as part of the last winter Olympics' knitting Olympics kal thing that the Yarn Harlot does. As it turned out, I'm a little, well ... slow ... and the Olympics had been the year before. I don't pay too much attention, etc. We'll ignore that. And now, here we are: back at the Winter Olympics. I can't actually participate this time around, because I cannot possibly find the time. I wish I could.....

So, here I am, more than two years after my last post. Every time I'd thought of writing over the past few months, I've thought: 1) I don't really have much to say and 2) wouldn't it be better to just wait until the 2 year mark? Why? No idea. I probably would have let the 2 year mark blow right by, because I haven't been able to knit too much lately, but even when I do, managing to upload photos has been ridiculously impossible. This is because of the munchkin I had almost two years ago. He has been a major time suck. He's evil. Ha. Just kidding. I'm crazy about him, but I do have a hard time getting too much done that takes any kind of attention.

Something happened, though, that made me want to write. One of my best friends called me today and told me that she had had a second catastrophic accident. Yes, a second. This is the friend who taught me to knit. She is passionate about so many things that one does with one's hands -- she knits, woodworks, cooks. Yet, something happened last week that may have destroyed her only good remaining hand (her other having been shattered in an accident). I am still processing this information and she is still definitely in denial, or at least a state of hope that maybe isn't reasonable. Anyway, I can't stand the thought that I'm so far from her and there isn't a damn thing I can do for her. So, what shall I do? Knit, of course. I'm trying now to figure out what. I'm thinking a blanket of some sort would be comforting. Suggestions?