There needs to be a support group for yarn addicts like me… I mean, really!
“Hello, my name is T and I’m addicted to yarn. It all started when my mom taught me how to crochet when I was little. Then, after I graduated, I bought full bags of acrylic yarn from Ames for an afghan that I wanted to make. It got started, but never finished, and to this day, it is waiting for completion in a closet somewhere. My DH’s grandmother taught me to knit, and then I discovered local yarn shops, real wool, silk and alpaca yarns, and then Kool-Aid dyeing, which led to acid dyeing. I am now full-blown obsessed…”
All that to say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE this yarn I call Woodland. The color has grown on me, to say the least, because when it came out of the pot, I wasn’t too thrilled with it. I did some touch-up dyeing out of the pot after it cooled, and now I think I want to keep it for me! Perfect for this time of the year because it’s so autumnal!
Speaking of the seasonal changes, I’ve found that near the end of each season, I’m getting more and more anxious for the next to start. It’s not that I want to rush my life away, but now it’s, ‘Hurry up, autumn!’, because I’m more than ready for some cooler weather. (When it’s winter, it’ll be, ‘Hurry up, spring!’)
Our homeschooling started yesterday, and even though I don’t have the curriculum for my teen yet, he is working on some review of last year’s work and I found some online lessons that he will be doing until his new courses arrive. Our little guy is continuing to learn how to read, working on his printing and spelling, and whizzing through math. Yesterday he did two pages (60 problems) of second grade addition and subtraction in less than five minutes! But I’m not bragging! 😉
This evening, Delmarva Knitters is meeting up to knit and have some yummy iced coffee. And good news — we are not a group of two anymore! One new member came out to knit with us last week, and someone else said they’d be stopping by tonight, so we’re looking forward to that. Pixie will be bringing a book on charity knitting with her, and as we’ve been doing this Clapotis knit-along together, we’re considering doing some charity knitting together for this local area. There are people out there in our own neighborhoods who are needy in some way, and I’m thinking of targeting the homeless adults and/or abandoned children. Sadly, I’m not a very fast knitter, and simply because I don’t have the time to sit and knit for hours each day (I’m lucky if I can get in a few rows at the most), but hopefully we’ll be able to work together on something meaningful for someone who may need it. Depending on what we decide on, we may recruit others to help out. I’ll keep you posted.