I find myself wanting to start my posts with…….if someone had told me x months ago…..and today’s post is no exception.
If someone had told me even 2 months ago that I would be sitting in the parking lot outside of Joann’s Fabrics waiting for it to open, I would have said they had the wrong Barbie.
More than once I have found myself in the Joann’s parking lot, either waiting for the store to open or to pick up an order.
I have turned into a knitting fool!
I have never been one for crafts. I don’t particularly like them and I am pretty picky. I do love artisan jewelry, but I don’t really consider that a craft. Then I rediscovered knitting as part of our ‘afghan games’ project (see my November 11th post). And I am hooked! My guest room looks like a mini yarn shop.
I am not a particularly fast knitter and I am certainly not a talented knitter, but I am having fun! Fortunately, I have a few people (primarily family) who are willing to take one of my ‘creations’, mistakes and all. And I like that they are useful, not just decorative.
I did hear on the radio that knitting is one of the top trends right now. I even saw that knitting is the new yoga. Who knew! I do know that yarn is getting scarce.
I am even finding a little social outlet with my knitting. One of my chums is also hooked and we had a Zoom knitting conversation on Monday. And my college friends are all in various stages of afghan completion.
There is only one drawback. I have been knitting so much that my shoulders are sore and my carpal tunnel is acting up. I have lousy knitting form which doesn’t help. But, once I am obsessed……
See you on Friday!