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Old 08-30-2013, 02:40 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
It struck me recently that one of the things I love about knitting is that I can make things come out the way they should or alter a pattern by my choice in my own way, rip it out and start again if I want. There is always that moment at the end of a row when the stitch count comes out right, maybe after I've reworked it, and for that moment all is right with my world. I love seeing things line up as they should. There is just something about a set of needles, yarn, and printed words on a page and I make them come together to be something, it really does seem magical. I need something where things work out the way they are supposed to or can be discarded and not cause any major upheaval. In the photos and in real life, knitting seems to impose a small bit of order and creativity in a world where I often feel I have no control.
Beautifully put, GG!

There could well be a lot more truth in that comment than we care to realize. Humor is so often based on things that scare the living daylights out of us. It helps us deal with reality.
When I first read the Niffenegger quote I couldn't help but chuckle, as it sounded like a sarcastic response that I as a smoker would make, a "Here's your sign!" to a dumb question (one of comedian Bill Engvall's funniest riffs on how people who ask the most obvious dumb questions should be easily identifiable to the rest of the world).

But the quote led to me start reading the book, whose premise is surreal to say the least. The character who said that quote absolutely is hiding something she doesn't want known to her husband.

Back to Her Fearful Symmetry...


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