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I miss it even when I’m here.

Little surprises like this make me love Utah:

"knitting is love" graffiti

My friend/employee (well, until this Saturday) Loraine found this perfect graffiti behind Muse Music in Provo, which is just a few miles South of my home. It’s wonderful to know that there’s some other local who loves knitting and graffiti. I’ve been making sweaters and accessories for the statues on my campus lately, inspired by the queen of knitted graffiti, Knitta.

I should say that Loraine will be my employee until this Saturday not because she is being fired, but because I am leaving. Well, I intended to leave but it turns out I’m just switching positions. Or departments. We’ll see.

Also, did I mention that I was featured in one of my favorite knitting podcasts, It’s a Purl, Man? Well, I was. And I talked too fast, and too close to the microphone.

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Close call.

So I was in my office knitting a pair of underwear (shut up, I’m fulfilling a dream).

In comes a client, so I set them aside, and prepare their taxes. We’re getting along quite well, laughing and sharing common enemies (i.e. Springville city council). At the end of the interview, client asks if that is a ball of yarn behind me. “Yes,” I blithely reply, thinking nothing of it.

“Can I see what you’re making?”

Terror! Embarrassment! I handed over the half-made undies, and put on a smiling face. The client looks perplexed and asks what it is. I say that I haven’t decided yet.

“It looks like a dinosaur’s head.” Says the client’s daughter. I reply that that’s what it must be, then.

Crisis averted.

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