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Needles in the Punch Bowl
Created By: Melissa Thetford

My obsession, it all began one Christmasy evening. I was home for the holidays, and that particular evening I was celebrating the season with friends at a dinner party-wine, food, music, friends, knitting needles, what? How did those end up in the punch bowl? Corinne was furiously knitting a seriously last minute gift, and was determined to finish that very evening, despite merlot stitches and brie patterns. Perhaps it was the drink, but I was mesmerized with how the ball of cider soaked yarn became a gorgeous scarf-and I had to learn how to do it for myself.
The day after Christmas, I braved the gift return crowds at the local everything store, and snagged myself a skein of gray acrylic, and a pair of pink aluminum Susan Bates. I diligently bit my lip through row after holey row of a garter stitch scarf, right up until I ran out of yarn-I was now the proud maker and owner of a provocatively shaped garter stitch scarf, full of unintentional yarn overs and twisted stiches. Seeing as how I had to board a plane that evening, I frogged the entire thing. And as I was frogging, I paid attention to where the stitches were coming from, and where they were going to. Through the process of unknitting, I learned to knit. For the past five years, I have knit regularly, for myself, for family, for sale. But I probably would have never been intrigued in the first place if it hadn't been for the needles in the punch bowl, and taking part what I had put together. Every project becomes the moment that it was knitted in, so I have Peru socks, and Portland mittens, Port Townsend scarves, and Eugene soakers-stitch by stich and place by place I journey through life with my needles.

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