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?
While you're here, Juniper mitts are available in my Ravelry store as of this week, and the Juniper Collection is still available for pre-order. You can find them both here.