Oh, what have I done?

Okay, so this is probably the last thing you ever would have thought to see me post to this blog:

Because what I really need right now is another hobby, right?

I don’t know what happened: I went to Michael’s to get gift bags and photo frames, and somehow I walked out with yarn. And knitting needles. After completely getting rid of all my yarn and needles a couple of years ago (hi Rebecca!) because I only have time for one craft obsession at a time, and that was before I had a baby.

What was I thinking??!?

Well, as much as I try to follow Nancy’s advice to keep my sewing station set up so that all I have to do is sit down and sew when I get a few free minutes, it just wasn’t happening. Something about having a toddler who likes to play in my study and pull things off of tables that we think he can’t reach…fun things like pins and scissors. Knitting is much easier to keep out of a toddler’s reach, and much easier to pick up, knit a row, and then put it down to go extricate said toddler from whatever he’s gotten into this time.

So, what you see above is the test swatch for a project that I’m Not At Liberty To Discuss. I’ve learned, however, that knitting is even more like riding a bike than riding a bike is. I probably haven’t used knitting needles in a decade or more, but I picked them up, cast on some stitches, and away I went with hardly a stumble. I might only know how to knit and purl, but I really do know those!

4 Responses to “Oh, what have I done?”

  1. Marty says:

    True crackpotism…

  2. Nancy says:

    I think it’s great! I’m always in favor of moms of young children taking a little time each day to do something they enjoy in the midst of caring for all the needs of these cute but sometimes demanding little people. Quilting, knitting, whatever you like!

  3. Ann says:

    Definitely, you have acted admirably – and Crackpotty. Give yourself a pat on the back! Looking forward to when you can discuss the Project that You Are Not at Liberty to Discuss.

  4. Rebecca says:

    If I give you your needle set back as a Christmas present, would that be re-gifting or un-gifting? I’ve hardly used them (I’ve got a large collection of other knitting needles that I prefer).

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