Sat down for lunch today, as I always do, at 1 p.m. and turned on “One Life to Live.” Again – as I always do. I have been watching this program since I was 12 andwe lived in Jackson Heights, NY and I would come home from school and watch the end of it with my mom’s best friend, who lived upstairs from us. I wouldn’t call myself a fan, and I certainly don’t watch it because I have to know what’s going to happen to Blair. I watch it because it is comforting to do so. It is a long constant in my life. Perhaps the longest. So I eat my lunch and then spend the rest of the hour knitting. In fact, I don’t think I actually “watch” the show, but more listen to it. Mostly, my eyes are on my knitting. Today I finished the heel flap and turned the heel on the socks.
Another reason I watch OLTL – my best friend, Vicki, who lives in NYC, is often an extra on the show. She lets me know aprroximately when she is going to be on and then I know to look for her. When I see her, I holler – tho there is no one to hear me anymore with Bella gone. When she’s on and I see her it is like having lunch with Vicki, tho we are a continent apart. It breaks the loneliness a bit. And that’s reason enough to me to continut watching.
As for the socks, turning the heel is my favorite part. It’s only a few rows and a very small number of stitches when compared to the rest of the sock. But I love it. When you turn the heel, suddenly, it seems to me, you are knitting in 3-D. You actually make a 3-D angle in your knitting. In fabric. Out of yarn. How cool is that?