Friday, April 21, 2006


I don't know how I find time to do it, but I always do. I always check familiar blogs for new posts, and I occasionally (ok maybe more than occasionally) get side-tracked and start to forget that I am not serious about yarn! What? Yes, yarn! It all started with A Housewife With Yarn (no offense Stephanie - I love the blog), and all the links along the side. I really do enjoy reading, but I get so distracted by all the wonderful yarn blogging and lose myself. The other day it dawned on me that I have knit a total of *1* item in the past, oh, 10 or 15 years. Yes, it's true. Now, I enjoy knitting, and I like to plan lots of future projects... just as I have planned to use my new sewing machine and make some skirts and baby clothes... and curtains for Tommy's room, which are waaayyy overdue. I do have some limited experience from way back when, and I haven't lost it completely, plus I have completed 2 projects since late January/early February and am more than half way through the third (the second two being crochet), but I am nowhere near in the league of all these other serious people! Why, then, am I so drawn to these blogs? Tell me, why? I am borderline addicted. It's crazy!

Of course, I don't see anything wrong with enjoying what good people put out there to share, and I am sure I will continue to do so. I just want to know why. What is about you knitters and crochet-ers and your reflections on something so simple as yarn that draws me in?

Perhaps I'm just jealous that you've found something so simple and made it into something that can be faboulously interesting. Yes, yarn has become very interesting to me. You all have roped me in. It's true. I'm afraid there is no escaping now.


Stephanie said...

You know, I forwarded some funny Crazy Aunt Purl posts to my friend Rhett, who has since taken up knitting. Because of CAP. I don't know what it is, but it is addictive.

SJ said...

I clearly don't know either, though I think there is something particularly satisfying about working toward something on your own -and being able to throw in your own creative angles. -I also read something in a magazine recently about what a great stress-reliever knitting and crocheting can be.

Anyway, there is something there.