Rediscovering: yarn!

I blame Brianne for the fact that I almost peed my pants at work today thinking of how exciting it would be to get back to knitting/crochet projects. Am I an 80-year-old woman in a 27-year-old’s body? I think so.

But seriously. I pretty much tossed my knitting bag into hiding as soon as the temperature hit 50 and haven’t thought about it until she talked about knitting a cable scarf today. I kind of go nuts when I’m working on things that involve yarn, resulting in burnout by the end of the hat/scarf wearing season. Just ask Mike — it is yet another example of my obsessive-compulsiveness.

But even though it’s July and (supposed to be) hot as hell, I’m ready to pick up where I left off. I started clicking through the Lion yard Web site at all their mostly free patterns and I just couldn’t stop. I got so excited. I don’t know what it is about knitting and crochet (especially since I end up not liking and getting rid of half the things I make) but I just love watching those projects come together and thinking how cool it is that I made something myself. I guess I live for that project that turns out even better than you imagined and attracts a lot of you made that? type comments. It’s crafting crack and I can’t get enough.

Soooo, when I get done with my photo framing project and my super top secret craft-to-sell idea I’m cooking up you better believe I’ll be at Michael’s stuffing yarn balls into a basket and squealing like a ‘tween.