Newsflash: Knitting cited as cause for lower levels of self-control

(Tuesday, January 25, 2005 @ 10:17 AM)

A relatively new, but apparently fearless knitter, who we'll call the resident knothead to protect her identity, breaks down into tears as she relates her sad story to this reporter.

"I couldn't stop myself," she said in trying to justify her actions of yesterday. "I mean, I know I don't need it yet, but I just had to go get it."

Yesterday, in an obsessive-compulsive fit, the resident knothead dragged her 4 year old to Michael's to pick up two skeins of yarn (Lion Brand Microspun in Lime and Black) in order to start a new project: The Alien Illusion scarf from S'n'B by Debbie Stoller (see photos below).

"I got the book from the library just a few days ago. I haven't been able to stop thinking about it since." the resident knothead said. "I know my son would love it, and it seems like such a fun pattern. I've searched out pictures to include in my blog, and asked questions on message boards. This project just grabbed me."

The resident knothead then admitted that her son, the intended recipient, wouldn't have his birthday until August. There is no rush to get the supplies for or start the project, and she has at least a dozen projects that she needs and wants to do for which she already had the yarn... some of which are promised presents for this PAST Christmas, and some which are due much sooner than August.

As further evidence of the lack of self-control caused by knitting, the resident knothead ended our interview by saying "I'll probably cast on today.* "

Posted by Hello

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* the resident knothead will probably have to return to the scene of the crime to acquire two additional skeins of yarn... thereby repeating the crime. in her haste, she didn't write down the pattern requirements.

17 Comments:

Blogger Becky said...

Cute post...and a most awesome scarf! I thought about making that one for one of my boys as well.

11:46 AM  
Blogger stefani said...

Oh. Let me know how the microspun works out for you. This scarf is my next project and I would love to use the microspun as it is so comfy.

5:24 PM  
Blogger Lynette said...

that resident knothead is quite clever. no control whatsoever. join the club!

7:45 PM  
Blogger Jenifer said...

Nice! But it's not like you're on a yarn diet or anything ( and I highly advise agains them ... setting yourself up for failure is all that they are) ... I need to make one of these, too! Jenifer http://knittingat5337.blogdrive.com

8:09 PM  
Blogger stefani said...

Ok. I must admit. You are an enabler. After reading your post I had to go and buy some yarn. After a few days I am finally able to admit it. Thing is.....this is the first time buying yarn and not having any idea what I am using it for. LOL!

1:40 PM  
Blogger LeAnne said...

Let yourself out of the guilt! :-) You're so funny. You cracked me up on a very stressful day.

12:05 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Been quiet for a while. Hope all is well.

Tag. Now you're it.

-Michelle
knitpretty.blogspot.com

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