Saturday, January 13, 2007

you know what.

i might

and i have taken
my first class
in community school
it was,
as the elderly grandmother type instructor
with the heavy accent
physically pushed and pulled at my
hands poking the unwieldly crochet hook
this way and that
saying "no...too loose! no....go through 2 holes,
2 holes! now three! now three!"

and the look of shock on the faces of the
instructor and the one other woman besides
me braving the crochet class
when i said i had two children aged 7 and 11...

staring at me open mouthed momentarily
and then the instructor saying
"no. no. you look high school. you look too
and the other woman saying she thought
i was 17.

a sweet nice compliment which i love
but no...i didn't start having babies
at six....

oh...and how 'bout a delurking?
huh? how 'bout it? you feel like it?
go on, leave a comment,
it would make me smile...


Jessie said...

i love the way you've turned crocheting into a poem. :)

holli said...

I would love to learn to crochet or knit!! I'm jealous!! Sad thing is.. I don't even know the difference.

So are you going to make anything - will that be part of your list?

deirdre said...

You've created a whole scene before my eyes - the teacher's hands forcing yours to make the stitches and dropped jaws disbelieving your age. It's a great piece.

I haven't crocheted in years, but have an old pink (ugh) afgan I love to prove that I gave it a try.

Anonymous said...

I think I've commented here once before, but I read regularly.... so I guess I'm kinda delurking again. How fun and brave that you're taking a crocheting class just for the hell of it!

Toni said...

Just wanted to say hi and good luck with the crocheting....

I read your blog regularly, but am a quiet commenter... Love every word,

Cheers Toni

acukiki said...

i got carded last night! and i love that you're going to make art everyday, hoping of course, that you'll share with us as well.

Letha Sandison said...

Good luck in the class! I have always wanted to learn, there are not enough hours in the day! Doing something creative everryday is a wonderful idea. There is not other way to live! Make sure you share it!

daisies said...

i loved learning crochet and we enjoy the big afghan i made last winter :)

good luck with the class ~ it gets lots easier ~ i love the idea of doing something creative every day!! fab ...