Knitters Anonymous

Hello.  My name is Gail, and I’m a knitter.  I learned to knit at my mother’s knee, but stopped when I went off to college.  I didn’t pick it up again until all my friends started having babies, over 10 years later.  I made baby ponchos for them in various colorways.  Then another hiatus.  I halfheartedly picked it up again several years ago as therapy.  I knit a couple hats and eyeglass cases (which still need finishing).  I also attempted something for my grand-niece, but that’s a story for another post.  Then Outlander came to my television set, and I became enamored with all the knitwear.  I found Ravelry, along with patterns for cowls, shawls, and fingerless mittens.  Ravelry introduced me to boutique yarn shops as well as some tried and true old-school yarns, all of which offered still more patterns, techniques, and email lists to join.  I searched for yarn shops in my local area, and found two yarn specialty shops, and the ubiquitous Michaels and JoAnn’s.  And now?

Yarn has overtaken my home!

I filled my storage ottoman with yarn, but it overflowed.   I started buying plastic bins and photo boxes to store the yarn in, but I never have enough.

I decided to dump it all out on the floor.  I took a picture then looked around. I’d missed that box, and another box, and another, etc.  And the storage ottoman, and yarn being kept in a big basket, and a few other smaller baskets.

When the blizzard of ’16 hit, what did I stock up on?  Yarn!  Friday morning I sped out to MIchaels (passing several backed up gas stations on the way) for another stash.  And where was the first place I went once the roads were cleared?  Michaels.  For more yarn.  :/

Do you think I have a problem?

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10 thoughts on “Knitters Anonymous

  1. Teresa says:

    I’ve been thinking of picking up the needles again–along with a pattern, for once in my life, after learning from my aunts when I was about 10. Except for a blanket I made for myself about 20 years ago, I can’t remember much else I’ve tried. If I happen to get addicted, I’ll reach out to you and we can attend meetings together! 😀

    • Gail says:

      We should have meetings anyway! I’ve been so bad about reaching out to you. Let me know how you do. I’ll be posting projects in the near future. Lots of hats and scarves. 😀

  2. Natalie J. Damschroder says:

    Why would that ever be considered a problem? 🙂 I can’t wait to see some of the results. I’ve never learned how to knit. It’s one of those things I really want to be capable of but don’t want to put in the hard work. Like hacking and being fluent in a bunch of languages. 🙂

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