Friday, September 26, 2008

"We Need To Talk"


Dear Round Yoke Jacket,

We need to talk. You know that I love you. I love your soft, tweedy texture, your garter stitch yoke, your soft green color. I love your versatility and your willingness to change for me. But I think we need some time apart. Lately I have found our relationship to be more of a trial than a pleasure. I feel like I'm knitting on eggshells, never knowing when something is going to go terribly wrong. I'm tired of the frustration, the misunderstandings, the late-night tears.

It's not like we haven't tried to make it work. Remember the seven times we ripped and re-knitted the yoke together? Remember the needle size changes? Remember the five inches of garter stitch ribbing? We've put an awful lot into this relationship, and I'm not willing to give it up entirely, but I think some time apart would help us both. So I'm going to have to put you in the stash closet--just for a little while--while I pursue some other interests. I hope we will be able to return to each other refreshed and ready to try again.

Love,
Yarnhog

10 comments:

At Home Mommy Knits said...
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At Home Mommy Knits said...

Love the letter and totally sympathize with you... :)

crochetgurl said...

so clever...that's how i'm feeling with my shalom cardigan (heavily modified) right now

Kristin said...

A lesser knitter would not have been so honest. Perhaps just taken up with a cashmere scarf.

Kelli Simone said...

Relationships are very hard. And not all are meant to last. I do hope this works out for the best. ~ksp

sophanne said...

yes. good call. It will be ready when it's ready.

Suzanne said...

You are hilarious!

vanfox23 said...

wow! I'm sorry things weren't working out so well for the two of you. You know what they say "if you love something set it free" or "if it's meant to be it will be"

I hope one day you two can find your way back to each other for a wonderful finished object! ;o)

Angelika said...

Sniff, I had to wipe a tear here. It's one of those "it's not you, it's me" letters. I can understand you need a break. We'll see you (the sweater) later.

Kim said...

A very mature decision. I hope things will eventually work out.