My dandelion forest has almost defeated me. I admit it. There have been three skirmishes within the last week. I enter
the field of battle (i.e., my front yard) armed with a weeding tool and a surly look. The dandelions titter and dig in their roots a little more, just to irritate me. It’s as if they know how futile my attempts at organic weed control really are.
After each skirmish, I retreat into the house. My hands are aching from manipulating the weeding tool and I’m covered with dirt. After cleaning up carefully, I launch right into my knitting. My right hand can barely hold the needle at first, it’s so overworked. And yet I can’t think of another activity I’d rather be doing.
Sure, the knitting is relaxing; napping would be too, but that’s not the point. I am knitting to spite the dandelions. You haven’t licked me! I can go on with my life and my knitting. My battle injuries don’t even slow me down. Tomorrow I’ll come back even more determined than ever and I’ll repel your invasion. You’ll run crying back to my neighbor’s yard, where they seem to be running a dandelion hostel.
I knit and I defy you, oh dandelions. You’ve met your match. Come on. Make my day! (I twirl a knitting needle like six-shooter.)
And now, for the work in progress I promised you. The KO that is the symbol of my dandelion face-off. It really ought to be yellow. Well, you can’t have everything. The shawl pattern is the Panoramic Stole from Coastal Knits.
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