Last night, I set to work assembling a sweater I'd made for my daughter. This morning, I told my husband that, after thinking about it, I'd have to take out and redo much of what I did last night. When he heard this, David gave me a kind of quizzical look. Gentle, but quizzical. After a minute, he said to me, "Knitting is like golf for you. It's like you have to really master it but it's intricate. That's the way people get about golf when they decide they want to do more than just show up."
I want to think of knitting as this fun, cozy thing I do while watching TV. I can not only make nice things for people I care about but also enjoy the feeling of making something (that's not edible). But I'm not a very good knitter. Worse than that, I want to be a very good knitter. Which means that David is right. Knitting for me can be, if I'm not completely exhausted, very serious business. I hope that means it can still be fun. I mean, if it's not going to be edible, it should damn well be fun.