Friday, March 7, 2008

Converts...

Hang on there! Don't worry, I am not talking about anything religious here. I know I know, it is getting really really sensitive to use this word under the present atmosphere.

I am talking about the Knitting Converts.

It is amazing how Knitting takes on its own life and spread like a disease...oups, is there another nicer word to express how quick it spreads?

I have successfully converted a colleague without even trying. I was knitted a shawl for a gift last Christmas. She kept asking me about the stitches and stuff every day and one day she came to me and said, ‘it is a bit embarrassing but I have been knitting secretly for two weeks now, trying to make a scarf…’ I was shocked and asked, ‘why don’t you tell me?!’ she said, ‘well, I worried it won’t turn out ok, didn’t want to tell people until I am quite sure it will turn into a proper scarf, you know….’

So I finished the scarf and gave that to my fiance's aunt. She was amazed and told me that she had crocheted the lamp cover over there (pointing her finger on the wonderful cover with swan all around) many years ago, then sigh and said maybe she should start again…


Then my mother in law said she is considering to pick up knitting again after knowing that I am knitting.


Another time, I think I have almost converted a lady on the train station. She wanted to learn and I have given her details where you could get information to start.


Then finally, my sister told me last night she is going to start knitting after her exam. She said she didn’t know knitting is not about making a boxy sweater made from Acrylic anymore and got jealous after seeing all the FO done by the people here on Ravelry. She made a glove 10 years old, didn’t make the second glove though coz she messed up the size for the first one and didn’t bother to finish the second one…


And the spreading continues...