I drove over to the shop, meaning to buy this month's yarn (pattern included with purchase) when I got there...only to realize I had forgotten my dpns. I could have just bought another pair, but I have, like, five sets of size 1s already, and really didn't think I needed more. (Besides which, my favourites happen to be Boyes - probably the only time in my life when I really prefer the less-expensive option - and my LYS doesn't carry them) (Actually, probably the issue is that I've never gotten my hands on the REALLY expensive ones yet, and my psyche is holding out for the best. Just wait.)
Where was I? Oh yes, dpns. So, I ran home to get them - about a five minute drive. And I spent 20 minutes tearing apart every place in my house that might contain my bag of dpns. Along the way, I realized that...wait for it...I have a lot of yarn. And I seriously thought about just staying home and knitting up something I already had. Don't worry though, in the remaining 15 minutes of my search, I had plenty of time to
It's really entertainment after all, not just a pair of socks.
Maybe it's not surprising that I started off as a one-project Knitter, because I started out as a Spinner. (Came in through the back door, if you will.) See the wheel?
Incidentally, just to share because I love it, this is my Great Wheel:
I searched my bedroom, and found one leg-warmer nearly finished in the night stand. I searched my craft room and found all my straights in vases, plus a turtle project whose shell is nearly finished (started three Christmases ago).
I went down in the basement and dug through my yarn bins down there. I didn't unearth my dpns, but I did find a sock I'd knit about two inches of before putting it in time-out...also about three years ago. (That was when I was pregnant with my third. I wonder if there's a connection?) No, I'm not showing you photos of the basement. Nor of the rest of the yarn stash. Maybe later.
So, I headed back to the living room, and dug through my purse:
But the point is, my whole house is being taken over by knitting. Projects are coming out of the woodwork, and I've suddenly realized...I don't really mind.
It seems like that should scare me, but I think I'm too far gone.
These are the newest project: