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Monday, February 28, 2005

The Cheese Sandwich flies on the wing's of an emu at Midnight


That's code lingo for all of you not in the know.
Code lingo for what?
I'd have to kill you if I told you.

That's one of my personal superstitions. I swear if I told you what I was working on then it wouldn't follow through. There is always a chance that it will fall through. You never know. I best keep it a secret.

Why bother to even tell you anything?
I can't help it. If a friend were to tell me a secret I can keep it to my grave. If I have a secret of my own, I can't help it. I think I need to tell everyone. My silly superstitions keep me from blabbing it all over the world at this point. Yes, I've knocked on wood and thrown the spilled salt over my left shoulder. I don't walk under ladders but my favorite cat is all black. Indeed a watermelon did grow in my belly once when I ate a watermelon seed. It was a bitch to pass.

Did you know about these knitting superstitions
1.It's bad luck to leave a project unfinished. The intended recepient will get bad luck from the unfinished item. I have a few family members I might need to appologize to

2.Stabbing your needles though your yarn balls brings bad luck to anyone who wears something made from that yarn. I have almost everyone that has received a knit item from me that needs an appology

3.Don't knit a pair of socks for your boyfriend or he'll walk away from you. He'll walk away but will he walk back? It might be an effective way to rid yourself of a pest.

4.If you knit one of your own hairs into a garment, it will bind the recipient to you. What if I've knit dog hair into all my knit garments? Does that mean my dogs are attached to the recipients forever?

5.Knitting for children you may have in the future, but before you are pregnant, is bad luck (it may prevent one from getting pregnant, or bring ill health to the baby). This one I can say I'm not guilty of. I only knit baby gifts 3 days before a baby shower. Procrastinate? me?

6.Don't stop knitting when you are only on the cast-on row, or the project will never be finished. At least now I have something to blame all those UFO's on

7.Cast-on for your next project immediately after finishing one. It's bad luck for your needles to be empty. No problem there

8.When knitting a pair of socks, the second sock must be started immediately after casting off the first and finishing the first must be postponed until the knitter has time to cast-off, and cast-on the next sock at the same sitting. This one is so true! I only made the mistake once. If I ever lose one leg then I know what sock to wear on the other foot.

9.Knitting as a voodoo doll -- ripping out your knitting while picturing someone you don't like is a way to "hex" them. Ok, Fess up. Which one of you perpetual froggers got me sick?

10. Never HAND knitting needles to a friend, they can stab the friendship. Put them down and let the friend pick them up. How many of us are guilty of stabbing a friend? At least now we know.

I think my not talking about certain projects and #8 are the only superstitions I follow, but I'm thinking #9 might come in handy someday. I'm sure some of you have your own personal superstitions. Are there any that you want to add to the list?

I got a lovely card and some book plates from my SP. Thank you, you are such a doll!

I'm not back full strength yet, I have tons of work to catch up on so I'll be posting only a couple of times a week until I get it all sorted out. Weekends are suppose to be relaxing but I feel more worn out this morning than I did on Friday. I'm going to try and spin again today, we'll see if I can keep from falling out of my chair.

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Comments:
Oh dear, I've been spreading bad kharma everywhere! LOL Must print off your list and take it to heart.
 
Oh, dear.

I mean really, oh, dear.

I'm surprised I'm not dead.
 
wow, those are pretty interesting superstitions. it makes you wonder if knitters of yore were ever able to relax and enjoy knitting - they were probably so busy worrying about killing their friends and family!

glad you got the card and book plates. i hope you feel better with each day that passes!

secret pal
 
Mine isn't so much a superstition as it is knowing my own foibles, but I do tend to be a bit superstitious about it: if you discover a mistake, you can't put the knitting down until you've either frogged it or fixed it, or you'll (*I'll*) never pick it up again.

Judy H.
 
Oh, how fun!

I've never heard those superstitions before. Thanks for sharing. It's really interesting to know what quirky little things people elevate to such importance.

- Leisel
 
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