Knitting Keeps Me From Unraveling

by DawnAurora on 2:25 AM

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Knitting Keeps Me From Unraveling

Does knitting keep you from unraveling?

I can’t survive without having a project in my bag, or a project next to me or my knitting in my hands.  If my knitting is left behind, my company better be aware of any pending crises.

I have a pair of socks going in my handbag, two sweaters in my bedroom, and two shawls in my knitting bags.  Any and all crises are diverted because of having a simple knit project ready and available for my hands.  It is oxygen to my soul and comfort to my mind.

What does happen when you don’t have a knitting or crocheting project readily available?  Let’s take a explore at the potential outcomes to this dire situation.  We will uncover the truths and the myths behind the crazy knitter who needs their yarn, needles and projects.  No one shall be left behind.

There are 3 stages that fully portrait the necessity of knitting and crochet projects.  These aren’t stages are to be taken seriously, and to completely understand the workings of a knitters mind.  Keep in mind that the stages may overlap, but as the stages become more severe, the reactions become worse.

The Three Stages:

  • Stage 1– Let’s call this the mild stage. If a knit or crochet project is forgotten when they leave the house, but they have to drive or are busy with something these reactions will occur.  They will be overwhelm with urgency to hurry through their day until they have their project in hand.  They are very unfocused and can’t remember why they left the house in the first place.
  • Stage 2– We will call this the moderate stage.  If they fly out of house and can’t go back in knowing that they will be sitting idle for a couple hours before they return, these reactions will occur.  They remain unfocused, but they will start to become quite agitated with anything in their surroundings.  They won’t settle down and relax.  Everything looks like a gigantic mountain and the only way they can tackle it is by getting their knit or crochet projects in their hand.
  • Stage 3– Simply put, the severe stage.  The best thing to do is stay clear and give the knitter or crocheter room to breath.  This is when they accidentally leave the house for a couple days or more without their projects and they can’t go back in to retrieve.  They don’t have access to any LYS or sheep.  All hope is lost at this point.  Prayer needs to intervene to get them through those trying days.  They completely zone out and are in another galaxy entirely.  They are unresponsive to their surroundings and are deemed vegetative.

You know that I can’t leave you without giving a slight list of what to do.  Avoidance is pivotal if you want to keep the happy knitters productive and on top of their game.

  1. Use your spare time wisely and prepare your projects one, two or even three months in advance.  Get your yarn and patterns around.  Place them in a easily accessible spot so you can grab and go if necessary.
  2. Have at least five projects going and no less.
  3. Have a variety of projects, such as, sweaters, shawls, socks, and toys.  It’s great to have a variety of easiness.  It’s easier to knit “no brainer” projects at knit parties, in the car or any place where you can’t focus well.  Save your harder projects for those times where you can completely devote your focus on.
  4. Make a weekly check of your projects in your purse, project bags and important areas of the house.  When you finish one project replace it with another.
  5. Ensure you are never without a knitting outlet. It does not always mean that you need to have a physical project with you — although it is preferred. Create a stash of knitting and crocheting magazines in your car’s glove box, your bathroom, your purse and/or backpack.

This simple and short list is to protect you from unraveling.

What do you do now to keep you raveled?

Happy knitting,



{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 DawnAurora January 11, 2018 at 2:24 AM

Hey my friend. Haha! I bet you feel the same way without your books. =) There could be worse habits than carrying around knitting and books. Lol! I will take these over anything else.

2 Rita January 9, 2018 at 2:46 PM

Love this !
Almost sounds like me without a book and list in my hand! Lol 😆

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