aesop’s race

order lasix canada once upon a time

my sources there was a knitter named talitha (bear with me here),

address 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.

IMG_7662crop 3after two sick sons

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…

‘certain’ taken from 28:11 in genesis.

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.

2 thoughts on “aesop’s race

  1. I have faith that you’ll win the race! Slow and steady does it. Such a beautiful blue the yarn is. I’ll be watching the countdown days! 🙂

    • thanks, samm. home with my little guy who’s sick again today. sitting and making progress while he builds block towers and knocks them over with toy cars. starting to think i might get this done afterall. that feels good.

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