Why I Knit, Reason #4

(4? Already? Okay, 4.)

I knit to keep my hands busy.

This is important for a number of reasons. Number one, I am an avid “picker”. (WARNING: entering TMI territory, very quickly). I pick at scabs, pick at my cuticles, pick at zits. It’s something I’ve never grown out of. A friend (and fellow picker) and I joked that it’s good that we aren’t lepers, since we’d be in pretty sad shape at this point. Anyway. This irritates my husband, and to tell the truth, it kind of irritates me. So to keep myself from this, I knit. It’s impossible to pick at a scab when your hands are full of yarn. ‘Nuff said.

Reason the second, I quit smoking several years ago. Granted, I only smoked for a year, but it left that whole urge to have something in my hands (like it does). So I fill it with knitting needles, and it’s been pretty quiet.

And lastly, if my hands are full of knitting, I can be lazy and not do things for myself. Which makes me kinda feel bad but mostly it’s pretty awesome.

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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1 Response to Why I Knit, Reason #4

  1. braveharlot says:

    Point 1: Right there with you on the “picker” front. I am very destructive when not otherwise entertained.

    For me, if I’m knitting, I’m not usually eating. This is a good thing, as someone who used to be a lot heavier.

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