I have a confession to make ... I love yarn, and I adore my stash, but lately it’s been causing me anxiety. I have a lot of yarn; enough to make a yarn store jealous. Probably more than I’ll ever be able to knit. For the past few months, I feel a kind of dread when I walk into my yarn room. I’ve made a large investment in my hobby, and I love every single skein, but knowing that it’s just sitting there, being a decorative petting zoo is giving me stress. I’m not sure what I’ll do about it yet, I might de-stash, I might donate, I might use some of it in giveaways. I have to think about what I need to do to make my stash less stress-inducing.
While I’m getting things off my chest ... I feel guilty because I can’t knit in a car/plane/boat/bus. I’m equipped with a sensitive stomach and a proclivity for motion sickness. If I try to do anything while I’m riding/flying/floating it makes the nausea and dizziness worse. I get so jealous when I see knitters posting photos of all the progress they made on their projects while travelling. I can’t read, write, or knit while I’m in motion. I spend most of my travel time sleeping from the motion sickness medication that I have to take and hoping I don’t throw up.
Also ... I have a really hard time getting into knitting podcasts. I know there are a lot of amazing knitting podcasts out there, and I often contribute patterns and prizes to them and generally I think that they are awesome in theory, I just can’t get into them. I watch and listen to podcasts about other subjects, but I just can’t get into the knitting ones. A few times each year I try to be someone who enjoys knitting podcasts, but it doesn’t work out. I want to be someone who enjoys knitting podcasts, but I just can’t do it.
I feel much better now that I’ve gotten that off my chest. Any knitting confessions you’d like to share?