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the faster I knit.<br><br><br>
Just an observation.
 

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Do you watch Judging Amy?<br><br>
Tyne Daly's character knits in it at night time by the fire....her pre bed ritual. When she has had a bad day or is irritated she does what her DD in the show calls "angry knitting". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> She basically stabs at the yarn. She only ever knits circularly and just yanks that yarn all over when she's angry knitting. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I can do an unbelievable flurry of knitting whenever a certain few people in high positions of power in the US government open their mouths. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
Heck, my knitting bug really started when I heard an NPR story that featured a vox pop with a bunch of ignorant people badmouthing homosexuals. You know, the typical garbage. I'm living in Las Vegas listening to people go on about the sanctity of marriage while driving past perfectly legal drive-through wedding chapels. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: It really got to me. So I went to Michaels, bought some needles and some yarn in rainbow shades (didn't even know enough at the time to match them all up...I got some Red Heart and some Caron and they're slightly different weights!), and knit this:<br><br><a href="http://kimberlychapman.com/crafts/knit-gallery.html#rainbowscarf" target="_blank">http://kimberlychapman.com/crafts/kn...l#rainbowscarf</a><br><br>
It was supposed to be a scarf but what did I know about stitch counts? I just guessed, and it's too wide, so it became a runner instead.<br><br>
But I still call it my "scarf of real family values", as in the kind that value families of all sorts!<br><br>
And boy oh boy did I do it as angry knitting with a vengeance!!! It was very purging. I advocate knitting for personal therapy! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Do you watch Judging Amy?<br><br>
Tyne Daly's character knits in it at night time by the fire....her pre bed ritual. When she has had a bad day or is irritated she does what her DD in the show calls "angry knitting". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> She basically stabs at the yarn. She only ever knits circularly and just yanks that yarn all over when she's angry knitting. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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OMG! My sister totally makes fun of me because I love that show. I love Tyne Daly's character in particular, she is awesome. I loved her even more after I saw the "angry knitting" episode - that is SO me trying to ignore DH when he's being a pain!<br><br>
Also, it is worthy of noting, I absolutely hate the title character. Hate her. She annoys the crap out of me. I only watch for Tyne Daly's character. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy">
 

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Ah! I have been trying to find this "angry knitting" on the youtube!!! Now I will have to start watching Judging Amy. What channel?<br><br>
kimberly- Your runner is beautiful! I know how you feel exactly. I get so ticked off when I hear those kinds of things, too, as if it affected them in any way at all. I'm getting mad just thinking about it. It's why I don't listen to the news anymore. I think I shall go partake in a few minutes of angry knitting right now, dangit.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">OMG! My sister totally makes fun of me because I love that show. I love Tyne Daly's character in particular, she is awesome. I loved her even more after I saw the "angry knitting" episode - that is SO me trying to ignore DH when he's being a pain!<br><br>
Also, it is worthy of noting, I absolutely hate the title character. Hate her. She annoys the crap out of me. I only watch for Tyne Daly's character. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"></div>
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OMG!!! You are me! I despise the main character....she's soooo whiney and self absorbed. I love the fiestiness of Tyne! I so want to hang out with her on adialy basis. Maybe it's just me but I think she has the most beautiful hair! Especially when it was long before Jared died. The scenes where she would brush it out at night made it look so nice and pretty.<br><br><br>
damselfly I am watching it right now (a repeat) on TNT channel 40. There are two episodes here in the morning, one at 10 and one at 11. I have been watching for maybe two years and have only seen the angry knitting episode maybe 2-3 times.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm getting mad just thinking about it. It's why I don't listen to the news anymore. I think I shall go partake in a few minutes of angry knitting right now, dangit.</div>
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KNIT KNIT KNIT! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
If only we could knit away stupidity with every stitch!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Love the angry knitting episode -- it was on last week. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> dunno if I knit faster when angry, but I knit <i>more</i> and clean <i>less...</i>
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Reminds me of a story:<br><br><br><br>
So an elderly couple are talking, and the husband says, "Wow, you have been such a wonderful wife all these years and we've had such a calm, wonderful marriage, even though I'm admittedly a little grumpy sometimes. How have you done it?"<br><br>
And she replies, "Well, when we were first married I was given good advice, that whenever I was upset with something you had done or said, that I must immediately crochet a doily and put it in this box." She points to a small wooden box in the bottom of the closet.<br><br>
So her husband goes into the closet and takes out the box and opens it and finds an envelope with some money, and underneath the envelope, just two little doilies.<br><br>
"Wow," says he, "I must be some wonderful husband! Only two little doilies in there! And after all these years of marriage!"<br><br>
She smiles serenely at him.<br><br>
Before he closes the box, he takes out the envelope and begins to count the money inside. There are thousands of dollars in this envelope ... "But how did you manage to put all this money away through the years? What a wonderful wife you are, saving money so well!"<br><br>
She smiles again. "Why, dear, that's the money I've made through the years by selling all the doilies I had to crochet ..."<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
(with thanks to R'n Tz. Heller for the story that I've just mangled ... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Reminds me of a story:<br><br><br><br>
So an elderly couple are talking, and the husband says, "Wow, you have been such a wonderful wife all these years and we've had such a calm, wonderful marriage, even though I'm admittedly a little grumpy sometimes. How have you done it?"<br><br>
And she replies, "Well, when we were first married I was given good advice, that whenever I was upset with something you had done or said, that I must immediately crochet a doily and put it in this box." She points to a small wooden box in the bottom of the closet.<br><br>
So her husband goes into the closet and takes out the box and opens it and finds an envelope with some money, and underneath the envelope, just two little doilies.<br><br>
"Wow," says he, "I must be some wonderful husband! Only two little doilies in there! And after all these years of marriage!"<br><br>
She smiles serenely at him.<br><br>
Before he closes the box, he takes out the envelope and begins to count the money inside. There are thousands of dollars in this envelope ... "But how did you manage to put all this money away through the years? What a wonderful wife you are, saving money so well!"<br><br>
She smiles again. "Why, dear, that's the money I've made through the years by selling all the doilies I had to crochet ..."<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
(with thanks to R'n Tz. Heller for the story that I've just mangled ... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">)</div>
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My Grandma sent me that story, so cute!!<br>
I knit fast anyway. But, DH noticed that I look up less when he's talking about something serious...hmmm, trying to tune him out??<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Apparently I "oh really?" alot when knitting and DH is talking. That's how he knows I'm either not listening or focusing on counting. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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If I need to count, I ask for a pause in conversation. In fact, my hubby is so awesome that if he can (ie he's not cooking at the time), he'll distract our toddler so I can do my counting. Isn't that sweet? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 
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