Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I Probably Have An Addictive Personality, But I Never Exaggerate.

You know those people who pick up a new hobby and become so obsessed with it that they can't do anything else and really don't talk about anything else?

That would be me.

I am a knitting fiend. Although that kind of implies that I'm fast, and I'm really not....but whatever. I thought I would share with you my path to knitting. And actually, you know, making something that can be used.

Part One: My sister attempts to teach me to crochet.

This is my sister:

Sure, she looks innocent enough. But looks can be deceiving. The weirdo actually enjoys untangling yarn.
(I would like to point out at this point that my sister has made socks/slippers, a sweater, baby blankets...she's got some experience.)

I crocheted chains when I was little. 9 or 10 maybe? I don't really remember when it was or how to do it. At all. My grandmothers both crochet, my mom crochets. I'm an anomaly.

The Scene: Sitting next to Sis on the couch. Between telling me what to do, she's crocheting her own something-or-other. I don't think she got much done, as about every .2 seconds I needed instruction. Which would not be so bad, except that for about every .5 seconds, I'd mess up.

This is how I remember it:

-Proceeds to RIP OUT ALL OF MY WORK and turn back to her own like it's nothing. I cower in the corner crying and muttering like Gollum.

What probably actually happened, although the experience was too traumatizing for me to remember it clearly:

Sis: Oh, you messed up. You need to start over.
-Really did rip out my work, although probably not the whole thing every time. (So she says.)
Me: *whimper*

In the end, I did end up with something that may have been pretty, but I never actually finished an entire square. Plus I couldn't do it on my own. I needed instruction for every single step. That kind of makes it not enjoyable. At all.

I'm pretty sure this little square took me about 72 hours to make. Or maybe minutes. Whatever.

Anyway, after all of this, I swore off crocheting. At this point in time, no one in my (immediate) family was a knitter so I kind of figured I was done playing with yarn. Unless I wanted to carry my sister around in a backpack everywhere I went. I love her, but

Coming soon, Part Two: The Knitting Loom. Kids do this in commercials, but I think that's a bunch of bullhonkey.


jules said...

I actually do crochet. My mom taught me when I was in grade school. I don't know any fancy stitches, but I can get around a crochet hook.

Your square is cute. Really it is.

De said...

LOL, can't wait for the next installment!

Nicole said...

Oooh I am terrible at crocheting!! My moms friend tried to teach me a dozen times! Eventually I just gave her $$ to make my damn scarf! haha I am the type that gets the urge to do something and I like have to do EVERYTHING in my power to do it! ASAP! Saturday I spent 8 hours trying to fix my Wii!!! I went to the hardware store twice, looked up countless videos on YouTube, googled countless websites! I was obsessed and yup its STILL broken! =( Looking forward to your 2nd installment! =D

Audra said...

I can knit too! I've made a few blankets, but that's it. I just don't seem to have time anymore!

gmontalvo13 said...

good for you for finishing!

i'm the same way w/new hobbies!