Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The First Step

Scene: Mother and daughter are seated on stools at the kitchen counter. Daughter is doing homework while listening to her iPod and texting her friends. Mother has 2 balls of rosewood colored yarn in a cereal bowl in front of her. Knitting magazines are strewn all over the kitchen, one of them open to the Farmstead Cardigan. Ravelry is up on her desk top and her iPad, and she's swatching, sniffing, petting, admiring what is obviously her first ever skein of Mad Tosh DK, which arrived in the mail just hours before.

Mother: This stuff is like crack, I'm addicted already.

Daughter: You need knitting rehab.

M: No, I don't.

D: (making rare direct eye contact) Mom, the first step in recovery is admitting you have a problem.

M: (holding swatch up to her nose and inhaling deeply) I don't have a problem.

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