In our time together, we became quite intimate -- long evenings spent caressing, holding, yes, even fondling; I've shared my desires, bent and twisted you to my whim, yet allowed you to reveal yourself to me, teach me, steady, slow, and sure. You did not disappoint. I'm still awash in the afterglow, blowing smoke rings.
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I'm utterly lost in a state of sweater afterglow. If there never was such a thing before, there is now. I'm there. You've all made me feel like we're having
an orgy a love-fest.* It makes a person giddy -- ridiculous, even. (Ya think?)
Oh, 's wonderful, 's marvellous... I might be over it sometime next week. Or not.
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You wanna know how much I love that sweater? I did not sleep with it last night (I was both encouraged and admonished about that), but as I gently folded it and put it away, I thought, "I wish I could wear you again tomorrow. Who would notice?", "When can I wear you next?"... "I wonder how I'd like you in cotton?" I've had similar, off-the-rack sweaters made of cotton in the past -- and have worn them to absolute shreds.
Hey, I have a (mostly) cotton sweater like that in the works! Susan has a vague memory of my Cromarty in progress and wonders why St. Brigid reached the finish line first. Heh, the brutal truth is that Cromarty was unplanned -- a total fluke -- and therefore had no rights at the front of the line! I'm knitting it in Rowan Calmer, yarn that was purchased to make Audrey in my first knit-along. I started it and made good progress, but there was a change of heart, and then a transformation. At the time, I knew that I'd be participating in the St. Brigid Knit-Along, hosted by the wonderful Kathaleenie.
I had never knit anything from a chart before then, so to prepare for St. B, I knit the Galway hat from Aran Knitting, then a variation of the hat, and then, for some reason, decided to try Cromarty -- and I used some of Audrey's Calmer. Just to see what it would look like...
Well, I liked it and procured the needed, additional yardage, dropped out of Audrey, made good progress, and then the St. Brigid KAL was underway and Cromarty took a back seat. I'll be getting back to that one soon. Though made of cotton, it's different than those sweaters I've worn to shreds -- softer, more delicate and fragile. Those others were more like dishcloth cotton, so perhaps, someday...
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After sitting with a finished, folded St. Brigid on my lap for a while on Sunday night, I pulled out the DPNs and the prized alpaca and cast on the Natalya mitt for Mdd. That ought to be finished tomorrow (she wants only one), and then perhaps Cromarty will see some action.
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*Thank you all for your wonderful comments. You've made me laugh and smile and even get teary. I've been touched by every single word. And I'll really try to pull myself together and get over this nonsense.