I really do have a disorder when it comes to crafts. Take for example 2 weeks ago, I headed to my Aunt and Uncle's for a night away with the girls. My girls really enjoy going to their house to play with games and awesome toys from the 80s (remember the original little people? and waffle blocks? and tinker toys!) and watch old "Ramona" videos. You know, the ones that were on PBS - NOT staring Selena Gomez. (although I think she is awesome too) I think they have worn out the VHS copies and they ALWAYS get to peek at home videos from when I was a little sassy thing running around with my even littler cousin. That always gives a good chuckle. Anyway, the kids are entertained by my Aunt and Uncle and my Cousin K and I usually get to escape the crazy house for a bit.
This time we headed to a really fun knit shop: Knit One, Weave Too. We walk in this old town shop and it is stuffed with yarn. It was AMAZING. (please note that I have a really hard time walking by anything with texture and not touching it. Just ask my husband. In any home store, I must touch every towel, rub every blanket and squeeze every pillow that we pass). So, you can only imagine me in a knitting store stuffed with YARNS of all different textures! I went in looking for a particular yarn to make some slipper socks. Something that I could wear OVER my socks since I can not seem to keep my feet warm since I had Kynslee. I would pick up a skein and find it simply irresistible and instantly have a new project in mind. Then, I would remember what I was there for and put it back. Only to find another 2 skeins that I MUST HAVE ... not sure why, but they feel so soft, and the colors, oh my. After about 45 minutes of touching and picking up and having 10 different projects running through my mind, I end up with some really soft thin yarn that goes from pink to yellow and back to pink. I also pick up a crochet hook because it looks really cool. Also, I bought some stitch holders for knitting (not sure what project I need those for, I am sure I will find one).
After we leave the knit shop (not by choice, they were closing), we realized I still did NOT have the yarn for my slipper socks. So, we head to Michaels. Same scenario plays out in this store. I must have picked out yarn for 10 different projects before settling on 2 different brown yarns to make Kynslee some knitted baby UGGS. I decide that I will make my slipper socks out of some yarn at home. Oh, well. This happens quite often. I really should stay out of craft stores and use up the stash of things that I have at home.
Anyway, 2 weeks later, I finally finished my slipper socks that I set out to make. And, no, I have NOT used that ball of yarn I bought from the knit store, and I have NOT used the yarns that I bought at Michaels. I did, however, find some cool yarn at Wal-Mart (while grocery shopping of course) and used that for the slipper socks.
And, I used the crochet hook to make a cute headband for Kynslee out of some yarn I already had.
Cost of the yarn and stitch holders I bought at the knitting store that have gone unused: $11.99
Cost of the gas to get to the store over 20 minutes from my cousins house: $3.29/gallon
Cost of 30 minutes in a store full of yarn to feel and squish and let my crafting imagination run wild: Priceless! ( and I would do it again, and probably will ... again, and again!)