It was hot as balls yesterday. Sorry if that came across a little too crass, but there you have it. The AC in my unit died and well, it’ll be about 4 more days before the parts arrive for my landlord to fix it. That’s fine, I can handle it. I’m a southern boy, I can handle humidity and heat. It’s in my genes. But, for some reason yesterday, it was just INSANELY unbearable. I couldn’t WAIT for the sun to finally go down….somewhere around 9pm?
I was doing some knitting mid afternoon and I realized I was getting cranky. My energy is poured into those bears when I knit them. I hand over love, hope, concern, care and passion….but, yesterday nothing but crankiness slipped off my needles? Who the hell would want a CRANKY bear? The heat got to be so much I decided the best thing for me to do was strip down to my underwear and move as little as possible. Let that be a vision for you….and no, I will not knit a bear in my underwear. Something creepy about that.
Anyhow, I sat back and started to think. Hmmm, I’ve knit at the very minimum one bear per day for the last year. Somedays its been two, and when really pressed to get bears out he door, I’ve been known to knit three. So, on average, let’s say I’ve knit at least one bear a day for a year. Dang, that puts me at about the 400 mark. I don’t think its a world’s record, but DANG! 400 bears? That’s an accomplishment, I thought. But, then my little mind started processing the “what ifs” and “should haves.”
I should have numbered each of my bears. I should have made them collectibles. I should have signed and numbered them like pieces of art, because I think that they are.
So, I’m going to start over. I truly am. The next bear to sell in my shop is bear number #1, with a certificate of authenticity, signed by me. I mean, let’s face it. I can’t knit bears forever, as much as I want to. They’ll be limited. And you get a smashing piece of documentation to show the rest of the world and the peeps on Antiques Roadshow that you have a bear Gregory Patrick knit long ago.
So who wants bear number #1?