Quick, before I get Sidetrack'd

Contemplating a new hobby

Thoughtfully penned on September 4th, 2009 and generally concerning Crafts...kind of, Sidetrack'd

Over the past few years I’ve considered taking up several new hobbies. The most notable were quilting and sewing both of which resulted in my giving up and selling all of the related items (mainly due to my inability to stay focused on any one thing for a considerable length of time. There is a reason this blog is titled sidetrack’d). I’ve also dabbled in paper crafts (card making, etc) and, lately, a bit in decoupage. I enjoy both of these, but to do them on a regular basis just requires more creativity than I’m generally able to eke out.

That brings us to the latest in the long line…knitting. For quite some time now I’ve contemplated learning to knit, but I just haven’t made the effort to find a class or a book to help me get started. I enjoy needlework (counted cross-stitch, embroidery, etc – basically things that involved counting stitches and a pattern), so I think knitting would be a good fit. And, I would be able to knit cute little hats and sweaters and things for my girls which would be a definite plus (Little just isn’t all that into cross-stitched things :-)).

So, I’m off to seek out some instruction to get me started.

Noise from the peanut gallery

  1. Good luck!

  2. Oh and you have girlsssssss…..plural! :) So excited to know! :)

  3. Ok you do that and I am off to find a sewing class. I’ll start my new hobby while you start yours and we will see how far we have come by the time baby girl gets here! Good Luck, I know I’ll need it!

  4. If you want to knit, I have all the things you need. I have various sizes of needles, stitch holders, even yarn. Probably have some patterns too. I’ll bring you some stuff next time we come if you want. Can teach you as well, at least to get you started.

  5. I will just make everyone’s scrapbooks including yours and Lindsey’s. I know I am good at that so I am going to stick with it.

  6. That sounds fun! I am sure you will be able to make lots of cute things!

  7. I want to learn to knit, too, but I had a hard time following the instruction in a book… :-(

  8. that sounds awesome! i have a good friend that does knitting for magazines and i just love her work. i think everyone needs a craft they can get their hands and mind into to just get a break. i’m taking up crafting to sell. i’m loving it!