there was a knitter named talitha (bear with me here),
boasting how she could finish a certain lace weight project by thanksgiving.
then one day, reality roared back, “who do you think you are?
there’s no denying that you’re swift,
but even you can be beaten!”
talitha laughed in the face of reality (which is never a good idea)
and so the race began.
and countless unexpectedly late nights
talitha yawned sleepily, as reality trudged steadily along.
she thought that after a very short little nap, or two,
she would knit quickly enough
to finish her manos lace hat and seam it and
block it before family arrived for the holiday feast.
talitha woke with a start from a fitful sleep and gaze round,
suddenly realizing that she had 4 knitting days left
and 4″ of lace weight knitting to go.
could she really knit as fast as she’d bragged?
will reality kick this knitter’s butt and beat her in the end?
we’ll know in 4, much too short, days…
story adapted from aesop’s ‘the tortoise and the hare’.
disclaimer: manos gave me this yarn to play with, but you know me. i am way too stubborn to be influenced toward lies or embellishment by one free skein of yarn. therefore, the opinions expressed here are honest and truthfully mine.