Monday, December 1, 2008

I thought Lawyers didn't knit....

Once upon a time, I wrote why Lawyers Don't Knit. Or why they shouldn't. Or why this lawyer shouldn't knit. After a few "fun fur" scarves and a lot of anxiety, I gave it up. I also gave up commuting on the metro, which was my prime knitting time.



So how is it I find myself in the front seat of the car every morning working on this:



Except mine is about 1/2 that long, all purple and um, not quite so perfect (I'm too lazy to take my own photos, upload them, and paste them in. Hello anyone listening out there who wants to get me a new, simple digital camera for Christmas? Anyone? Anyone at all?? Sigh, I'll buy one myself.....)

Yep she's at it again. Daughter had the bright idea to make scarves for her friends for Christmas. Oh but Daughter doesn't really knit. Daughter dragged me, kicking and screaming to knitting circle at church We took knitting up together at church but she never really practiced. And I learned to knit, much to my shock and amazement (remember Michael's is my personal, living hell people). Soooo, we went off to Michael's this weekend - where they sell this





which is the only sane reason I can find for going.... and we bought Daughter yarn in various colors for scarves for her friends. Lots of different colors. Lots of friends. Then my mouth overtook my sanity and I said, "Would you like me to help you?" Remember this is my fickle "love-you-now-hate-you-in-5-minutes" teenage Daughter. So the chance to play the hero? Yep, I took it. And she is soooo happy that I am willing to help her. Even if she is an unusually harsh critic and examines my every stitch....you want it perfect or you want it done? You can't have both this time baby. I'm a Lawyer who shouldn't knit....

Edited to add: the kids are driving while I am knitting - believe me, i can't knit and drive. ....and I messed up so badly I had to take it in to work to my LAA [legal administrative assistant] who not only is the best assistant in the world, she is also a champion knitter. Somehow she managed to save about 1/2 my work - yep it was that bad....sigh

7 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

You are too funny and very sweet to help fickle pickle daughter. I never learned to knit myself. No need for scarves in Florida. I hope she appreciates it when you are done....I know they have laws about texting and phone talking while driving...but what about knitting and driving???? Sounds dangerous w/ those big needles. I'm just sayin'....

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I'm glad you clarified about the knitting and driving--I was a little worried there.

Fun fur scarves are my only knitting talent also--they're very forgiving.

big hair envy said...

Hey there! Just catching up on your posts.

I don't knit. Don't really want to learn. Old Navy sells really cute scarves...cheap:)

Moving to Florida? I've threatened to do that every single winter for the past 20 years. Still haven't gotten there...

16 y.o. daughter? I SO understand THAT. Once they get a driver's license, the converstion ceases.

Happy belated Thanksgiving. Ours went by much too quickly.

Paranoid said...

If you're coming even close to that cool triangle look, I'm impressed. The most I can manage is simple stitches.

And you should try crochet, it's much easier.

Mista Jaycee said...

Knit anyway! You can use it as a weapon in court if you do it right! (Smile) Besides, it makes you so much more interesting.

Happy Holidays and Remember get even Give Fruitcake!
Jaycee

Tootsie Farklepants said...

I would have just bought the candy to hand out as gifts. Um, and I have.

Feisty Irish Wench said...

ooooohhhhh i looooove those pepperminty ones!!! mah favruts!
And I knit so I don't kill people, excpet sometimes, the knitting makes me want to kill the yarn. I also have a crochet project hibernating at the moment, and several projects in my queue on Ravelry...have you ever heard of Ravelry?

Oh and Suz, speak for yourself please. I'm in Florida, with no meat on my bones. I need a scarf.