8 things knitters don’t want to admit
Deep, dark knitting secrets – which ones are you guilty of?
We all have knitting secrets: yarn hidden under the couch, abandoned WIPs hiding in the back of the cabinet, and more tote and project bags than you can shake a stick at. Which of these 8 memes represent things you don’t want to admit about your knitting?
We don’t like to admit when a project gets the better of us (or we get bored with it), but it certainly does happen. Whether you’re ripping out something for the tenth time because you keep messing up the short rows, or whether you’re tearing out a project that’s been abandoned for the better part of a decade, frogging can be a process of many emotions.
I’m sure that every knitter is completely and totally fulfilled and invigorated by their job at all times, right? We might not want to admit how often we look at the clock, willing it to be the end of our shifts so that we can go home, curl up under a blanket, and knit our problems away. (Just don’t tell your boss.)
We all know that New Year’s Resolutions are dangerous territory, and gyms that are full on January 2nd are empty by March. Even though knitting is great for mental health, it’s not considered part of the cardiovascular exercise that we all need to stay healthy. Maybe if you knit really fast while jump-roping?
Yarn under the couch, yarn in the closet, yarn in the….freezer? If you’re smuggling new yarn into the house so your other half doesn’t notice, then you are definitely guilty. If only they understood that a stash can never be big enough…
We might not want to admit that people perpetually asking (demanding) handmade things gets annoying, but it does. Non-knitters don’t understand the amount of effort that goes into knitting something, and so they tend to request (demand) that we make them something – even if we aren’t particularly close.
I see you, party animals. To us, a party is a cup of strong coffee, Netflix, and 3 new balls of 100% baby alpaca yarn. Who needs expensive clubs and cab rides home when you can wake up to a new hat?
Knitters have some serious focus when you get down to it. Sure, we might have 850 unfinished projects, but we have a special kind of focus and stick-to-it attitude that means we always win. Except in Monopoly.
We all stay up too late knitting: “Just one more row” turns into stumbling into bed at 5am. “Just one more row” has also caused us to be late to events, like our weddings. (Just me on that one, then?)
What things do you keep as a knitting secret?
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Last updated: March 10th, 2016.