Thursday, July 2, 2009

Things I've Learned From Knitting

* When one starts getting a bit too confident about one's knitting, one's probably about to get one's arse kicked by mohair.

* Even when one hasn't liked any of the patterns in the last year and a half, it's still really hard to cancel a subscription to a knitting magazine.

* The difference between "collecting" yarn and "hoarding" yarn is about 3 skeins.

* Attention Deficit Disorder is in the eye of the beholder. I like the term "diversified knitter with options" better.

* Checking gauge is a lot like flossing one's teeth. Even though I know it's a really, really, REALLY good idea, I don't always do it.

* No matter what your hobby is, at some point during your lifetime it will probably be considered "cool."

* Even if one hardly ever wears them, one can't have too many lace shawls.

* The fastest way to end up with a sweater one doesn't really like is to get caught up in the pattern buzz on Ravelry.

* My closest friends all appreciate hand-knit items, but I'm not sure which part came first.

* Knitting lace is one of the purest forms of optimism.

* No matter how unimportant I think something is, it's someone's pet issue. There has been bloodshed over the natural vs. acrylic fiber debate.

* If you carry knitting with you at all times, even traffic jams aren't a bad thing. Unless you finish the whole darn sweater before it clears up. Then it's time to relocate.

* There's nothing that makes one lust after a new knitting project like a WIP marathon.....