August 28, 2006

Do or do not... there is no try.

Often as I knit, I ponder things I would like to knit for my future children. Boy or Girl? What designs or patterns would said future child(ren) like? What hobbies would he or she have? Would he/she like to more- Daddy type hobbies (sci-fi video games) or Mommy type hobbies (crafty things)? How could I incorporate these ideas into my choice for the next knitted object? That's when I mess up what I am currently knitting on the most, not coincidentally.

“Ready are you? What know you of ready? For eight hundred years have I trained Jedi. My own counsel will I keep on who is to be trained. A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind. This one a long time have I watched. All his life has he looked away... to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm? What he was doing. Hmph. Adventure. Heh. Excitement. Heh. A Jedi craves not these things. You are reckless.”-Yoda

I try to take these hopes/dreams/ideas into consideration while I look for patterns. That's when it hit me. Our poor children will prolly enjoy things like this*. They will be geekified before they are ever born. Yes, the Force will be strong in them.

“Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes. Even between the land and the ship.”

*photo's and knitting instructions copyrighted by Linda


Elaine said...

My dear friend... take this advice... enjoy knitting for your *future* children as in them being infants and having NO say in what they wear. It's more fun that way. And then you can make the girly, frilly things that you just drool over. And too, by the time they're able to have a say so in what they wear, you'll have a much better idea. Kay? Take the advice from me, as both a crafter (slightly so) and as a MOTHER. Love ya!

La said...

omg, those cushions are great, and I am so glad that I have found another to stand united against those knitters who would mock us sci-fiers!