Thursday, September 08, 2005

Elves?

So yesterday, riding the train home after work, I pulled out the neverending sleeve, which had been sitting absolutely untouched in my bag all day.

I worked one row, and thought to myself, "This suddenly seems rather lengthy, doesn't it?"

I tried it on, and it was an inch too long.

The Knitting Gods are totally fucking with me.

17 comments:

goblinbox said...

You cannot win. Sleeves are evil. Stick to vests, perhaps?

;-)

Elizabeth said...

They told you so!

Jon said...

You didn't tell me that last night! I'm sorry it was too long. Maybe you were just measuring it wrong, kinda like when talking to a gay man. There's a difference between his real endowment and his "internet" endowment.

Maybe you had "internet" sleeves. {snort!}

sahara said...

Franklin, that monster jumped out at me, from my UFO bag the other night. I was wondering where it came from.

This may sound stupid, but couldn't you just stick your arm through it to check the length?

Mama Lu said...

Elves or mice (as in the Tailor of Gloucester, "no more twist). Did you leave the instructions and a measuring tape? Of course, if it's elves, it could be that they don't like what you're leaving for them to eat, and although honour-bound to work for you, they can still jerk you around.

Colleen said...

Oh, dear. I hate to chuckle at something like this, but chuckle I did.

I'm glad this happens to other people besides me.

Marilyn said...

How did I know this might happen?

Because it's a rite of knitting passage or some such shit.

It gets easier and better. Really.

Kathy Merrick said...

Nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah.

Cheryl said...

It happens to all of us.
I am sorry I am not going to get to see you at Rhinebeck wearing it. I was looking forward to maybe meeting you!!!

JoVE said...

My 8 year old daughter informs me (I assume reliably) that it is pixies who play tricks like that. In my house they also take things from where you left them and then put them back later just so you can be really frustrated when looking for them.

dragon knitter said...

now, didn't we tell you? didn't we? the knitting gods like to fuck with everyone once in a while, just to keep us humble.

dragon knitter said...

btw, if you're interesting in seeing knitting elves, there's a post on KR about them. even a link to a picture! this was several months ago, but i think it was started by wovenflame. go hunt for it! these elves not only knit, they frog!

Linda said...

Like I said, its a conspiracy. Probably brought about by right wing conservatives.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, they are. What's your point? That's normal, isn't it?

Stephanie
(yarn harlot)

Joe said...

After your "pun" about "chains of sleevery", don't you think you deserved this?

Remind me to tell you my best pun joke when we meet.

Mike said...

"Something there is that doesn't love a wall,
That wants it down.' I could say 'Elves' to him,
But it's not elves exactly, and I'd rather
He said it for himself."

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