Susan Spess Shay

Still playing make believe.

Snitting. Again. Ü


I’m a snitter. (Sit+knit=Snit. Right?) I might have  mentioned that a time or two in the past. (Cough.) The thing is, though, I’m a winter snitter. I love to knit with wool during cold weather.

Once in a while, I like to have a project to work on in the summer, too. So the other day while I was in T-Town, I decided to buy yarn to knit a prayer shawl.

I love the idea of knitting prayer shawls for people. In my imagination (which is often so vivid, it gets me into trouble) I can see people I’ve been praying for and with, wrapping up in these shawls as they go to the Lord in prayer.

But when I got to Loops (my favorite knitting store) and started looking through the yarn, even acrylic was too hot for this break-into-a-sweat-at-the-drop-of-a-hat woman to use.

So I changed my mind. (Woman’s prerogative. Right?) Now I’m snitting a vest thingy out of linen. Maybe I’ll go for the prayer shawl in the fall.

Gina, the woman working at Loops that day, was wearing the vest like this she’d knitted, and she looked so cute in it, I wanted one, too. Except I want mine in brown. And longer 🙂

When I snit something for someone else, I pray for them as I knit. And when I give it to them, I try to remember to attach a little tag on which I’ve written, “A Prayer For You In Every Stitch. Love you.” If I forget to attach the tag, I just tell them. 🙂

But this vest thingy is for me. If it’s not too big or too small when I’m finished.

I have a little trouble getting things to fit that I knitted. (Any knitters out there stepping in that with me?) I measure and go by pattern suggestions, but it’s often too big.

I think I need to take some classes on how to tailor patterns to fit my weird bod. I know it can be done–I even have a book about doing it. But I don’t have the confidence to try when yarn costs as much as it does.

The day I was at Loops, I was the only shopper in the place. There were two Loops Troopers–Gina and Gene. We had a great time chatting while I made up my little brain about what to make.

I’ve often thought about learning to spin my own yarn. (I think that’s one of the classes they teach.) It might be fun to start at the beginning–spinning–and do the whole thing. Especially if I bought one of  those cool old fashioned spinning wheels like you see in Early American homes.

But I doubt if I’ll go that far. I like even better being able to walk in, point, purchase and snit.

This instant society must be getting to me. 😉

So . . . any knitters out there? What are you working on now?

Ps: Tomorrow I’ll tell you about the great graduation party I went to yesterday. So! Much! Fun!!!

Author: Susan Shay

For as long as I can remember, I've loved two things--reading and people--and that led me to become a writer. Many of my stories are set in Small Town Worlds. I'm a wife, mother, sibling and an aunt. I have a deep faith in God, and an exciting life in Christ. Maybe I shouldn't be (after all, he's God!) but I'm constantly amazed at the things He's up to. :)

2 thoughts on “Snitting. Again. Ü

  1. I hope one day I can be a knitter 🙂 Time will tell.
    I am loving the vest. I bet it will be so pretty!

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