Addicted to Knitting

Warning Ravelry Danger!

Posted on: February 26, 2008

 This post is a warning of the possible dangers in spending to much time on Ravelry. Yes I admit it, I am a ravelry junkie. I get lost there and don’t even know it till it’s too late. Doesn’t that happen to you? You know the drill, you stop by to look for something. For example I love to look at the yarns. I recently purchased some Cascade 220 heathers in this yummy blue called ocean wind. Of course I couldn’t get gage in what I had planned for this yarn. This is my first Cascade 220 yarn and I am dying to knit it into something. So I head to ravelry into the yarns, find the above said yarn and begin perusing the patterns and finished objects others have  used this yarn for. I find this a great way to use up stash, you know the type, the yarn you bought for no purpose at all except because you liked it, or perhaps it was to much of a good buy to pass up. The yarn is dying for a pattern. Yep that is what I was doing when I discovered the danger that lurks from getting lost in Ravelry. I was minding my own business, doing my thing when my darling 4 y/o approached me with the following in his grubby little hands exclaiming “I’m ready to knit mama”

Now at first I wasn’t terribly alarmed. I was glad he hadn’t harmed himself with the scissors and a bit charmed that he wanted to knit. UNTIL….on closer inspection I realized this……

Yes my darling little cherub had cut my yarn. This yarn is kept on a shelf out of his reach but , he got it. Its some lovely Cascade cloud nine in November Wind

I purchased 2 skeins of this for…well you know…because I could. I am broken hearted about this and fearful to mess with the cake to see how bad the damage is.  But I wanted to take the time to post this warning so this doesn’t happen to you. If you are browsing in Ravelry, for  heaven sakes, check your children occasionally!

3 Responses to "Warning Ravelry Danger!"

Oh no! He must admire your knitting quite a bit and wanted to take part, too.

Oh that’s sad! Bless him, he just wanted to play with Mom’s toys. I realized early-on that Ravelry had the power to hypnotize and monopolize. I stay away most of the time and only allow myself 10 minute visits to Ravelry. Otherwise I would never find the time to knit!

I don’t have any kids yet, but I will be on the lookout for my cat’s doing the same thing. I just recently joined ravelry and I can’t stay off of it!

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February 2008
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