I've realized something about myself.
I may be addicted to hobbies.
Case in point: Since I already blog, sew, embroider, run, bake, play guitar, fold paper, bead, scrapbook and craft, I thought I might add knitting.
On the first of December I had a new friend over for a late night sewing session over the embroidery machine and a glass of wine.
She needed to monogram a few baby blankets on Clinton the Embroidery Machine and I wanted her to teach me the basics of knitting. After all, she is the Knitting Evangelist.
Anyway, she taught me the knit and the purl stitch on needles she brought from home and I was immediately hooked.
So much so that the next day, unable to get to the craft store, I took out mechanical pencils, with the lead push in, and began to practice what she taught me.
I wish I had taken a picture. Because while I was practicing my knit/purl skillz, pencils aren't really meant to be needles.
Soon I was able to get my hands on some needles of my own. After many attmepts I finally got my kitting groove, and now I am unstoppable.
Did you know that you can find all sorts of videos on YouTube that will show you EXACTLY how to knit? It's amazing.
Anyway, last night I stayed up way too late learning a new way to cast on, called a long-tail cast on, and then I learned how to make what will eventually be a flower.
I already have my heart set on making these. In time, but hopefully in time for spring. I've always had a thing for chickens.
However, today I have to put down the needles--bunny trail: now I am singing Put Down the Ducky if You Want to Play the Saxaphone...a song I sing often to my kids (and myself) when I need to walk away from something in order to accomplish something else.
My goals for today are to do my laundry, make sure the kids fold their laundry, and the help The Girl clean out her room--from floor to closet and all places in between.
...Put down the needles! Put down the needles! Put down the needles, if you want to have a tidy hooooommmmmeeee!!!!...Put down the needles, Put! Down! The! Needles!..... put down the needles if you want to have a tidy home........(music fades out...)