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Ramblings of a Knitter

old-lady-jokesSo, I’ve been waiting to do this for a long time, but I think I have to confess something. I’m a knitter and, by the term knitter, I mean that I kind of have a real problem.¹ I like knitting more than I like people and the only store I actually like shopping at is Michaels. I’d like to say it’s because people don’t judge me there, but that’s honestly not true. I change up the store I go to in order to ensure they don’t judge me for buying too much yarn.

Honestly, though, knitting is just my thing. I enjoy it because it helps reduce my anxiety alone-yarn-artistand allows me to feel a little less lazy when I curl up in my chair and watch Netflix all night. However, I also enjoy knitting because I can knit simple patterns while I work on homework. Does it make me a bit of a recluse? Yes, but I honestly feel like that’s a side effect of being crazy, not knitting. Also, I’m a huge introvert who can pretend to be an extrovert, but normally prefers not to.

So you’re probably curious as to why I called this a confession. It’s really because I have a huge list of things that I fullyhiding-the-yarn-i-bought intend on knitting (blankets, scarves, and hats, oh my!), which also means I have a lovely yarn stash to go with it. Although the majority of my yarn is my Bernat Blanket Yarn (the softest thing EVER!), I have a lot of yarn that is more just a little of this and a little of that, if you get what I’m saying. I think the largest issue I’ve really ran into with my yarn stash is that I have no idea how to store it. It’s kind of taken over my closet in the same way that knitting has taken over my life.

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My “addiction” actually isn’t that old. It all started about a year ago, when I discovered crocheting. I crocheted hats, scarves and blankets and sorry-id-rather-stay-homthen, suddenly, I grew bored with it. That’s when two knitting needles plopped into my hands. It took some brief direction from my boss, at the time, and I was off (this was three months ago). So far, I haven’t really knitted all that many things – as, apparently, speed is not on your side when you’re just starting out – but I’ve improved rather quickly and decided to start a page with all of my completed projects on it.

Since I’m twenty-seven – which I suppose is rather young in the world of knitters – I marry-the-onecontinuously get made fun of for being a grandma. However, I know that the people who support my elderly-ish passion are the ones I need in my life. In fact, I’m sure I’ll find a man one day that will sit in his chair, reading philosophically challenging books or watching intriguing documentaries with me, and love my hobby.²

This blog is starting to remind me of a yarn-stachschool paper that I really don’t know the purpose of, but I just keep babbling on. I think I just honestly had to let my yarn collection out of the closet, literally. At the same time I just wanted to write about knitting and use these really lovely memes that I found….

¹Or, at least, other people seem to think I do. I don’t really think I have any problem at all.

²Oh, and he’ll also love wearing all of my knitting creations, no matter how much he hates the colors.

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