Friday, December 18, 2009

Knitting Addiction...and update

My relatives begin arriving for the holidays on Tuesday.  I can't wait for everyone to arrive, and I'm so excited that we'll have little ones around this year who still believe in Santa Claus.  But I've been delaying the organizing and decorating until after the carpets were professionally cleaned.  (We thought it might be nice to get the dog and cat hair down to a light layer before our young nephews and niece arrive.)   So with only 3 days to go, the carpets are dry and I can put the furniture back and decorate the tree, etc.  So why is it that all I can think about is knitting?  (Hint:  The answer is one word which is spelled  a-d-d-i-c-t-i-o-n.)
My dictionary gives the following definition of "addict":
v. 1. To devote or give (oneself) habitually or compulsively.  2. To cause to become compulsively and physiologically dependent on a habit-forming substance.

Yep, that about sums up my relationship to yarn and knitting.  I went about 10 days without knitting while we were doing all of our Christmas shopping and baking.  I think that is the longest I've gone without needles in my hands in years.  And let me tell you, I was getting cranky!  Which is why I laughed out loud when I saw Yarn Harlot's blog post about gifts for knitter's including a t-shirt that says "I knit so I don't kill people".

I took that to heart, and decided to spare my family any more crankiness.  I paused in the preparations, and took some time to knit.  The result was that I finished the second sleeve of my lace pullover:

All I have left to do is sew the underarm seams, block it, and knit an edging around the collar.  Whoo-hoo!  Maybe I'll even be able to post about an FO before Christmas!


  1. Wow! I think your sweater is turning out just beautiful. Maybe we should start a little therapy support group for your addiction. We can meet weekly and talk you through your problems and give you advice...We could call it KNIT NIGHT!

    I'm glad you took time out for yourself. "When Mama's happy, Everybody's happy!" (So says my family!)