Knitting at a wedding? Not such a big deal, right? But what if you are the one marrying the Bride and Groom? You betcha! I am an Ordained Minister and really Really enjoy marrying folks. I've found that the half hour or so right before the ceremony is a great time to pull out the ole knitting and work away. Not only does the Bride calm down while watching the rythmic motion of my needles but one of "the Moms" is usually a knitter herself and will grab for my work to calm her own nerves. I've also found it's a great opportunity to ummm..."corrupt" a Flower Girl and/or yes, a Ring Bearer, so I always carry a "Newbie" kit of thrift-store needles and yarn for them to take home after the hoopla. I'm such an enabler. Teeheehee.
And just so y'all can see how versatile (Unstable? Whacky? Just plain weird?) I like to live life...here's a pic of me at the race track; in uniform and smiling with one of my favorite car owners and drivers. I'm trying to get his wife interested in learning to knit as they now have a young boy of their own but she says she's too busy picking up Tonka trucks, Hot Wheels and washing the race car. I'm not giving up on her though...there's always next Spring when it's still cold at the track and folks will be enviously eyeing my snazzy "uniform orange" knitted hat and scarf! Now, please tell me I'm not the only one who enjoyed left-over Halloween candy for breakfast this morning? While knitting on a piece of lace work perhaps?!?