Saturday, February 26, 2011

Knitting Dreams

I have a very active dream life...and it's one I enjoy a very great deal. I tend to dream in symbols and in past, but every great once in a while my every day life spills over into my nighttime escape and I get something along the lines of what happened last night.

I dreamt I was in a yarn shop/studio/classroom which reminded me more of a high school science class than a fiber store. I leaned over a sink with a frown on my face, reaching in and pulling out the Fiesta Foot sock which I had just finished and washed. Sadly, the color had faded dramatically in just one wash. I was not at all happy, and proceeded to vent my frustration to the store owner about poor dye jobs. (This was a near word-for-word repeat of a conversation I actually had with a yarn shop owner a couple of weeks ago about a sock yarn - albeit not the yarn I'm using for this pair of socks. For the record, she completely agreed with me.)

Then I turned my mind to the class I was to teach in just a few minutes. I had to figure out how to cram a whole lot of information into just a couple of hours....a problem which I've faced before. (Quite successfully, I might add. I was quite a good knitting teacher!) My students were going to be young - jr. high or high school age - and most of them had little knitting experience. They wanted to learn how to knit socks, and I had to give them enough information to get them started and give them the confidence to figure most of it out on their own.

I considered the things they would need to know, the biggest of which being how to manage double point needles. I started to think of round things they could knit - we wanted to be able to complete a project in class after all, and it needed to incorporate some of the techniques they would use to make socks. Carmen Bananas came to mind, but she was rejected because there would be no way to finish one during our class.

I thought for a moment, and then had a brilliant idea. I could teach them how to make Bunny Nuggets! It was the perfect solution.

Then I woke up with a burning need to make Bunny Nuggets.

I've had the pattern for quite some time, but have never managed to find the time for such a silly little diversion. In fact, it's been ages since I laid eyes on the pattern or even thought about it. Who knows why Bunny Nuggets decided to hop through my mind last night?!

I shared the dream with my husband - showing him the pattern after dinner - and just a few minutes ago he asked me if I would make one for his desk at work. I imagine the girls will also want Bunny, guess what I'll be doing tomorrow!


Knitrageous said...

Just ran across your blog. I dreamed about yarn recently and all of it was the same color. Bright aqua blue, all kinds, in a yarn shop. Weird.

My friend just made bunny nuggets the other day! Cute!

Last night I dreamed about baked brie...hmmmm. Kept going somewhere but leaving it in the oven and had to go back to get it. Wonder what that could mean!

A Day That is Dessert said...

I hope you post pictures!

Shelda said...

Dreams are so strange! Love 'em.

Can't wait to see the Bunny Nuggets. Those are just SO cute! I've had them on my "do this sometime" list for ages now, but haven't actually managed to knit any.