I Need Cheaper Hobbies
As you may know, I am a creative. What does that mean? I have no money. And knitting doesn’t sound like a hobby that should be the cause of financial ruin. It’s string and sticks!! How expensive can that be?
But the more I knit, the more I realize I need STUFF! I need all sorts of stuff! And before you know it, I find myself at another knitting store.
What is a cheap hobby? Certainly not music. Nor painting. Definitely not video games. I think writing is. Or drawing. Paper and pencil is all you need. Possibly dance or gymnastics as long as no limbs get broken. These are the hobbies to get my kids into so that they don’t restrict my knitting purchases.
Remember my past post about talking to more strangers? Well one person suggested this store near Dawes road called Sew’n, Knit’n Serge Outlet. It’s a confusing name and I just thought they misspelled ‘surge’ but I guess ‘serge’ is a type of fabric. Who knew.
And I bought stuff. Too much stuff again. *sigh* My wife is an enabler. She’s the one that gave me the apple! It was her!
And I wanted so much stuff!
I wanted smaller knitting needles. I wanted knitting needles in between a 4mm and a 2mm. I wanted a stitch holder. I wanted some purple embroidery thread for my No Face Project. I wanted a smaller crochet hook. I wanted yarn. I wanted STUFF!
And look at all the stuff I got! Huzzah!
See the DPN set I got? I wanted DPNs smaller than 2mm, but I couldn’t find any. So I settled for the whole DPN set of seven that goes from 2mm to 3.5mm! And they’re AWESOME! I used them already and they’re short and they don’t get caught in my sleeve!
Seriously, my other 2mm DPNs would get caught in my sleeve! It was awful. I would be having a great time knitting my little Totoros and then BAM!
Anyway, now that the needles are much shorter, they don’t get caught in my sleeve. It’s totally awesome. And they are bamboo! They aren’t all slippy-slidy like those metal things. HUZZAH SHORT, NO SLIPPY, NEEDLES!!
I’m so happy.
Except for my problems with New Yarn.
Look at this:
That’s my new yarn. INSIDE the yarn is the beginning of the yarn. My mission, each time I get a new ball of yarn, is to FIND that start point.
My wife says you reach in, grab, and pull out. Other than how wrong that sounds, it never works for me! So she gave it a try and THAT happened.
Look at that pic again. Look at it and hiss! Nasty!
It kinda looks like the yarn spit out its guts. Like a pumpkin and its seedy little innards.
Or maybe like a tauntaun. Poor smelly tauntauns…