4.02.2008

I Am a Knitting Degenerate

I know this is last minute, but I just found out about Jennifer's 7 Deadly Sins Contest.

It's over at midnight tonite EST, so if you read this in time, hurry over. She came up with a fun meme of sorts, which you can leave as a comment on her blog. I'm posting my answers because it's so amusing. Even if you're not in time for the contest, and you feel like tagging yourself for this, leave me a comment and I'll read all about your vices on your blog.

It goes like this - for each of the 7 Deadly sins, you must provide a knitting or crocheting-related answer and you must answer each one. Have fun, you little devils.

Jennifer's 7 Deadly Sins Meme

Pride - Lace patterns, even simple ones, are my downfall. I start getting too full of myself when I get through a few rows without a mistake. When I start congratulating myself too much, guess what happens. Pride goeth before a frog.

Envy - I envy the knitters who find enough time to crank out several beautifully handknit FO's every few days. It's double envy, both for their skill and for the amount of free time they have each day to do that much knitting.

Gluttony - I can't stop myself from buying any yarn I see that appeals to me because it's a luscious color, or wonderfully pettable. I almost never have a specific project in mind, just feel like I need to have the yarn NOW in case I can never find it again. I bring it home and then have to stuff it into one of my overflowing bins in the overflowing closet. But unlike eating too much cake, I never feel sick to my stomach from too much yarn.

Lust - In my case, this usually goes along with the yarn gluttony - I see the yarn, I squeeze the yarn, I start lusting after the yarn, I buy the yarn. So efficient - 2 deadly sins in one!

Anger - Knitting usually keeps me calm and happy, even when I have to frog. But I just lose it when I'm knitting with a yarn that has loose tendrils that catch and knot so that you can't frog back and end up having to cut it out. ARRRRGGGGHHHH!

Greed - I laughed at Jennifer's answer because I too am obsessed with collecting patterns. More, more, more. I can't get enough. I'm probably already at my limit of how many patterns I can put into the queue or favorite in Ravelry! and that doesn't count the couple of hundred I have bookmarked or the ones in my books, or magazines, or in my files...

Sloth - This would be the housework that I avoid like the plague in order to squeeze in more knitting time.

Jennifer, congratulations on your 777+ post and may you have many more!


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2 comments:

Jennifer said...

You made it in time for the contest! Good luck!

Dianne said...

"Pride goeth before a frog"? Hehehe! I like that!