Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Rocky II

So when I went into Rosie's to feed my addiction, and purchase my wool for the seedstitch coat, Lisa told me that she had read my Jews Don't Throw entry -- then she looked down at me swatching away, and said, "Seedstitch -- why in G-d's name are you still carrying the yarn in your right hand?!?"

Ok, ok -- I think I might have to join Jews Do Throw Anonymous. I just can't switch, I'm too old, I'm to set in my ways. It's like Rocky II -- I know, there's nothing about a fat Sylvester Stallone throwing punches at a hunk of meat that immediately calls to mind anything remotely related to knitting, but in Rocky II his trainer, Micky, decides that in order to win, Rocky has to throw away his South Paw ways, and become a right handed fighter. So, he ties Rocky's left arm to his side, and has him chase a chicken around a yard for the bulk of the movie. Yes, believe me, this is a Philadelphia classic. Anyway, me switching the yarn to my left hand would require training as drastic as the tie down/chicken pitch. So, since there's no title fight at stake, and no chicken race to finish, I just plug away at throwing my yarn, back and forth, in a motion that would making anyone watching me knit a little seasick, but it works for me. And, I think the back of the coat will be finished tonight!

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Hey not too bad ! Nice blog. I bookmarked it. I have a site Agent Orange mostly about VietNam, heart problems and such. Check it out if you get a chance.

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