Sunday, November 05, 2006

knitwit I am

Breakout the granny panties, it's official: I am the 29 year old equivalent to a grandma. That's right, I learned myself how to knit and I'm addicted. It's this month's drug of choice. Well, that and alcohol, anyway.

I've had been telling myself for ~9 months that I wanted to learn; I had researched it and found free web tutorials. (who better than the internet to teach, right.) I even had the "equiptment" left to my husband by his godmother. I only needed the yarn.

I procured said yarn 3 weeks ago when I broke my toe. (It feels much better by the way, thanks for the wishes. And no, I didn't have to go to the scary hospital, phew.) I practiced non-stop for a week. Well, truthfully, am still practicing non-stop. The yarn is so cheap here, I had no choice but to buy it all and I've started three hopeful gifts and it seems I can't stop.

Is there a rehab program dedicated to knitters who lose track of time whilst knitting? I fear all that's left is needlepoint! Help! I've become my grandma... but it's so. much. fun.

[edit: I just realized that I was in no way being clever nor original with the knitwit as there is actually a knitting/ loom set website called, whatelse: KnitWit Dammit. I thought I was so clever. But if you want encouraging check out the cool digs here]


Chelsea said...

There's a Knitwit book, too, one of the first I bought. I've been knitting for a little over a year, now, and it has practically taken over my life. I even had to buy an armoire thing to store my yarn stash! might want to get out while there's still time...Mwahaha...

Food Mum said...

I used to knit lots, but now have two unfinished jumpers stowed in my wardrobe from about 10 years ago. It is possible to recover!

Lisa said...

I have been wanting to learn to knit too!

So glad to hear your toe is doing better!

Anonymous said...

I've been lurking for a month or so now, and just happen to love knitting. If you want to read a blog about someone who is truely obsessed go read the "yarn harlot". Stephanie is a very funny obsessed knitter even if you don't knit it's a fun read. is such an awsome site, you can learn so much from the articles, if you are looking for a book Deb Stoller's Stitch and Bitch book is a good place to start if you can get your hands on a copy. Have fun!!! Toni in Oregon