28 October 2010

Unravel and Weave

I knit and daydream on the train. Oh, and I listen to music and eavesdrop on loud talkers and cast my eye over other people's progress through the puzzle, but mostly I knit knit knit and purl purl purl. This is on the way home, mind you. On the way into work, I invariably read the paper, cover to cover, and do the Ken-Ken and some or all of the puzzle. But homeward bound is knitting time, at least until I finish the sweater.

Last night, I had this demented idea that there could be knitting on the Wii - if you can have cooking (chopping and stirring with your remote), why not knitting? The remote could be the  working needle, the nunchuck the left needle.  k2 p2, increase as necessary.  Right? Okay, maybe not.

There was a box on the doorstep when I got home - a Wii game. I opened it and the first word I saw was "yarn". Deja vu? A knitting game? I invented a knitting game in my head and it showed up on my doorstep? No, it's not a knitting game - it's called "Kirby's Epic Yarn" and it has a charming textile theme, all stitches and wool and applique. We haven't played it yet, but "Epic Yarn"? I'm still amused. Timing is everything.

5 comments:

Amira said...

Whoa, great timing indeed!

My sister knits -she made a blanket for my son when he was born.

Knitting does look relaxing...I think I'll try it one of these days.

de said...

Aw! That Kirby is cute! The game requested for WiiMas this year is Mater's Tall Tales.

Bibliomama said...

I LOVE when crap like that happens. (there's cooking on the Wii? But...why?)

Lady M said...

Wii knitting would be kind of awesome.

Patois said...

I love the thought of imagining something and then finding it on your doorstep.