And I Still Don’t Know What A Purl Is

I am obsessed with knitting. OBSESSED. Which is a really strong feeling for someone who’s only knit two badly misshapen baby washcloths and knows almost nothing. But my plans are huge – HUGE I TELL YOU.  I’ve already ordered several balls of yarn, a bunch of needles and a pattern for a hat and scarf that is FAR too ambitious for my very minimal skill set. Luckily I have that set of moms in the Mother of Purl group who can hold my hand through the beginning stages and the vocabulary and remind me not to knit with the long tail AGAIN because I won’t get very far. I don’t think time is going to be a problem because knitting is a perfect evening activity. It’s just as mind numbing and calming and just as easy to do while watching crappy TV as Bejewled or Tetris or Twitterstalking but you actually have something to show for your time when you’re done. And hopefully the things I have to show are adorable little baby socks and accessories. If you have children, better start practicing your “It’s beautiful! I love it!” face because there is a really crooked baby hat not too far in your future. YOU’RE WELCOME.

There’s actually a fairly high chance I’ve just spent a bunch of money on a hobby I’m going to give up or get tired of in a couple months. Quitting my hobbies is sort of my hobby.

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8 Responses to “And I Still Don’t Know What A Purl Is”

  1. Audrey says:

    I have an enormous yarn stash because it’s so darn addicting. I haven’t actually knit anything since about March. :D Incidentally, if you ever need a refresher on something outside of class, I taught myself how to knit using this website: http://www.knittinghelp.com/

  2. AGreenEyeDevil says:

    Ohhh, knitting and all those pretty yarns are addictive!!

  3. Emmie Bee says:

    It’s funny you posted this because last night I was telling my husband I’d really like to learn to knit for the purposes of knitting a Christmas stocking for my son like the one my mom puts out for ME every year that she knitted. But, since I have no idea how and only a month-ish to get the project completed, he will most likely end up with some Target or Pottery Barn assembly line stocking that will make me sad.

  4. Can I just say that I admire your insane joiner-ness? If I were a stay at home mom, I would likely be sitting in my ass watching tv 11 hours a day, ruining Calder’s brain forever. I am amazed at how you are able to find all these awesome things to do with your time.

  5. FourInchHeels says:

    I’ve been knitting for ten years and last month was the first time I tried something more abitious than a rectangle (scarf, pot holder, generic square shape, etc) .. and by ‘ambitious’ I mean I realized how fun it is to purl so have been knitting an argyle (meaning, I purl diamond shapes into my) scarf. I was going to try for some cables, but then I saw those were a lot of work, so gave up.

    If you like knitting, you should try crocheting next!

  6. sarrible says:

    Just don’t leave your crooked hats lying around the house or your elves will think they’re free.

  7. afteriris says:

    I see many stripy scarves in your future!

    I’ve always loved the idea of making clothes of any kind. One of my blogging friends is a master up-cycler and her children routinely sport fantastic trousers made from old dressing gowns and funky wrist warmers made from old sweaters.

  8. bebehblog says:

    Spaceman Bill – Oh God, I am sort of an insane joiner now, aren’t I? To be fair, I still spend an enormous amount of time lying on the couch watching TV. The time I’d spending out of the house comes from the time I should be spending cleaning/cooking/doing laundry so things aren’t here look a little neglected.

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