Sunday, November 06, 2005


I'm so bored I'm watching a nature program about grizzly bears. I've known that I was nearing this point for quite some time, but this weekend it has become crystal clear.

The weirdest thing is that I have a lot going on. I'm planning my wedding which is two and a half months away. I work full time. I work out 4-5 days a week. I keep my house clean. I cook. I spend time with my friends. I'm part of a book club (although I didn't read the book last week). I'm wokring with some people from work on a extra ciricular actvity. I have my favorite shows on tv. I read magazines and books often.

And yet I find myself still bored. I think that part of my problem is that I have devoted all of my weekend time to my fiance and when he's busy working on projects and not paying attention to me I don't know what to do with myself. Thus I've decided that I need a hobby. My first attempt to fill this void will be knitting.

I know knitting still invokes a connotation of an old lady sitting in her plastic covered chair with dingy knitted pink booties and knitting tissue box covers, but trust me it's hip right now. We have some really hip stores in the pearl, but lessons and yarn there are pretty expensive so I'm going to start at Michaels and get my feet wet. Then graduate to the more elaborate yarns and patterns and some of these more fun stores.

I like that the hobby is portable and that it creates something useable that you can even give away as gifts. Maybe if you're lucky you'll get one of my new creations.


Shannon said...

Yay! The knitters are taking over the world! ;-)

If you ever need any help, or want a knitting buddy, let me know... And I can also steer you towards all the good deals on yarn ;-)


Martha said...

You should look into Mabel's knitting cafe on SE Division. I believe that is where all of the hip knitters congregate. :-)