Don’t tell my mom…

I may have had two gift cards to Joann’s. I may have gotten bored yesterday afternoon. I may have purchased thirty or so dollars worth of yarn and crocheting paraphernalia.  Again.  What is with me and the yarn?  I may or may not have mentioned this before, but I have a habit of buying yarn, starting projects, never finishing said projects, and then buying new yarn and repeating the same cycle.  I’ve spent hundreds of dollars on yarn in the last 10 or so years, I’m sure.  I’ve sorta finished about 2 small blankets, and a few scarves.  I recently gave away two 13 gallon trashbags full of yarn.  But I still bought more yarn.

I can’t help myself.  And I’m really liking this cotton yarn.  Especially because it was 2 for $5 at Joann’s.  I got it in the yellow, green, cornflower and white.  I’m working on some granny squares.  That actually move rather quickly.  I wanted a hand working projects, and yes, I’ve had the hexagons going for quite a while now, but I’ve sadly lost interest.  I’m trying to get it back, but I think that’s the problem I have with these larger scale hand sewing projects, whether it be sewing, knitting, or crocheting.  They take too long.  So I get bored.  Because that’s what I do.  Not so much bored of the craft, but of the pattern, fabric, yarn, what have you.  I love the hexagons, and there’s something very satisfying about them to me.  But that fabric I was so in love with?  I hate it now.  And the pattern I’d started?  Totally not thrilled.  And I can’t really take it out and start over since I’ve already removed the hexagons as I’ve sewed it up.  I guess at some point I am going to just have to finish it up, and I guess it can be a smaller piece, and I guess I’ll just have to get over myself, suck it up and finish it so it isn’t a total waste.  I’m really trying to resist starting another hexagon project, telling myself that it’ won’t be any different this time.  I’ll still get bored, and I’ll still never finish, and a year from now I’ll be writing the same post as this one. 

Am I the only one with this problem? 

So, in the mean time, I’m trying to commit to these granny squares.  I really like how they are turning out, and I’m able to do them pretty quickly, so maybe it’ll be a blanket before long.  At least a small one?  I’m hoping that on our vacation next week I’ll knock some out on the car ride.  We’re going to Charleston, SC with my parents.  Site of our honeymoon, almost 3 (?!) years ago.  It’s gonna be 8-10 hours in the car, surely.  I get carsick with things like reading and sewing, but maybe if I get the hang of it and don’t have to stare at it the whole time I can make some progress. 

More than anything, I’m looking forward to a change of scenery, and I love road trips.  Plus, Charleston is so beautiful and the food is so good!  And maybe this time we won’t be so exhausted from the wedding festivities that we’ll be able to do a little more exploring.

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3 Comments on “Don’t tell my mom…”

  1. Angie Says:

    You’ll do it this time! You’ll actually complete a crocheted item.

  2. Bobbi Limer Says:

    i am TOTALLY the same way! i get sick of fabric fast. i havent made many quilts because i get sick of them fast, then hurry to finish. ive just recently tried talking myself into a granny squares crochet afghan, but i dont know how to crochet. im scared to buy yard, because that will be my new obsession. you are SOOO NOT ALONE!

  3. Danielle Says:

    I too have the same problem, it’s what I refer to as CADD. (Crafty attention deficit disorder) So as you can see, you are not alone!


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