A couple of months after I had my oldest, I went out with a group of my friends that didn’t have kids yet. I remember thinking to myself throughout the night, “Don’t talk about the baby. Don’t talk about the baby.” I was paranoid that I would bore my non-parent friends to tears by turning every conversation topic back to newborn sleep schedules and colic. So I spent the night trying to hold it in and think of something, anything else. But the truth is, all I really wanted to talk about was newborn sleep schedules and colic. (Which, if you’re currently experiencing colic in your family, my condolences. I promise, you will one day emerge from this fresh hell).
That is kind of how I feel about knitting these days. I started knitting just to try something new in December 2019. I have knit at least a little bit almost every single day since then. I made my first sweater, and it fit! I successfully learned German short row shaping. I turned the heel on my first pair of socks! And if that’s not magic, I don’t know what is. And what I have come to realize is that it’s really hard to share these things with non-knitters. As much as I want to talk about my projects, I have to remind myself that not everyone can get genuinely excited about a really tight join while knitting in the round, or eliminating those tiny holes under the arms in a top-down sweater.
This blog is my attempt to give my non-knitter friends a break and share with like-minded people who get it. Thanks for stopping by, and happy knitting!