Attention Deficit Knitting
I am not sure but I think I am ADD where knitting is concerned. I will buy yarn and think ‘I want to make a wrap’. It will be beautiful. I buy the yarn. Then I put it in a drawer or basket because I am working on socks at the time and can’t do both at the same time. Three days later I will go to the yarn store again and I will think – ‘Oh, I would like to make a sweater’, I buy the yarn and then I come home and put it in a drawer or basket because I am working on a dishcloth and can’t do both at the same time. The next day there is a Knit-Meet at the yarn store, so I go to the yarn store and think ‘I won’t buy anything because I don’t need any more yarn’. Then I see some beautiful sock yarn and think ‘Oh – that isn’t really BUYING YARN, it is just one skein (or two)’, so I buy some sock yarn and bring it home. I put it in a drawer or a basket because I am working on the socks that I didn’t finish before I made the dishcloth. Then I hear about some yarn online and think ‘if it is so wonderful, I just have to get some, it can wait to make a pair of socks.’ Do you see a pattern here? Well, I have been doing this since about August last year when I started knitting again after a 15 year hiatus. I don’t even want to think about all the yarn I have accumulated JUST IN THIS SHORT TIME! I was considering putting it in one room, but REALLY don’t want to know how much yarn I actually have. I am sure I do not rival some other MAJOR knitters out there. Funny thing is, I don’t knit that fast. I work full time and only get to knit about an hour or two everyday. I promise that isn’t enough time to make all the things that I want to make. Or even half. Well, now I know why I was stashing yarn. My DH got laid off from his job (the same day his mom passed away), and he still doesn’t have a new one yet. Do you think I would be able to keep buying yarn? NO! I have to be good, I have to be careful. But I have PLENTY of yarn!! Isn’t that wonderful? Isn’t God sweet!?! He knew I would need yarn in these ‘lean’ days. I have enough yarn to make dishcloths, socks, & scarves for Christmas presents! I even have a little that I can make into Christmas ornaments! Now – if I just have enough time…
Oh well. I will keep knitting on.
I have been thinking about my DD blanket . I haven’t worked on it. I know, I know. I said I would, but I haven’t. I have actually heard of people frogging a project that they think they MAY not finish!! How can that be? Aren’t all knitters optimists? I NEVER think I wouldn’t finish a project. Of course I will finish the project. I still plan on finishing the baby blanket that my grandmother was crocheting before she passed away (15 years ago). I will do it!! I know I will. It may not be for a bit*, but I will.
*Definition of ‘a bit’; obviously longer than 15 years.