Sunday, July 09, 2006

On Knitting and Eating















"You do not sew with a fork, and I see no reason why you should eat with knitting needles."


--Miss Piggy, 'Miss Piggy's Guide to Life' (1981)

Miss Piggy is a wise woman, isn't she? Ha! However silly this statement (or wise, if you want to look at it the other way), it's so very true, isn't it? I never understood how anyone could eat with something as skinny as a knitting needle (what we call chopsticks when used with food) or why anyone would want to for that matter. In fact, last night my husband and I went to dinner with another of the We Heart Yarn girls (and her very sweet hubby), and enjoyed some fab Chinese food at PF Changs. We all receieved forks AND chopsticks, but interestingly enough, only one of us used the chopsticks. Why is that? It could be because we are all so uncoordinated that there's no way of hitting our mouths with the actual food if we were to use the chopsticks. However, that probably isn't it, because the two of us who actually knit quite often and are very skilled with knitting needles (and you would assume chopsticks also), were not using chopsticks to eat our meals! Hmmm. Why is that, I wondered? Maybe because knitting needles (or chopsticks) were meant to serve one purpose, and only one purpose, and that is to create beautiful pieces of wool art...wonderfully soft garments for our wearing pleasure. Because of this, I could never use a chopstick for eating...just couldn't do it! Just my thought on this issue. :)

While we're somewhat on the subject of eating, I decided that I had to post this gorgeous cake Danny made for Shannon's suprise wedding farewell and goodluck party at work a couple of weeks ago. Danny is a fabulous cake creator and designer, who just happens to be trapped in a government day job, unfortunately, as she should be creating these wonderful masterpiece confections full time, and making lots of money at it, as they are just divine! This is a fudge cake with mint cream cheese filling. Ummmm! She also made a variety tray of cupcakes to sample along with the cake, which were just as awesome...





























And, a CONGRATULATIONS TO SHANNON AND STEFAN ON GETTING MARRIED! We all wish the very best for you both!

And while we're on the subject of yarn and knitting, I decided to include a photo of the sock yarn I just received from Sundara yesterday. OMG! When I opened this package I almost lost it, as it's really stunning. I ordered this yarn, mainly because I have been looking for something in this colorway to make socks for quite awhile, and nothing had really "struck my fancy", until this. It's her Denim sock yarn, and let me tell you, this photo does not do it justice, but here are some snapshots anyway....


















I just love the variety of color in Sundara's yarn. The little splashes of pink, green, and purple mixed in amongst the denim colorway. Gorgeous!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I found the comments on chopsticks interesting. I have lived in Japan for 10 years. We usually use only chopsticks. I have been knitting for a long time. I have never thought to interchange the two. As far as which came first, I vote for the chopsticks.

Wool Girl said...

:)

Debby said...

Your new sock yarn is so pretty! It is my dream to have some Sundara...

knitteriam@carolina.rr.com said...

I am currently making the pomatomus socks with Sundara's mostly blue sock yarn. It is awesome in that pattern with the way the colors play together.