Uh oh. I have a new addiction. Thank you Beekeeper’s Quilt! As if knitting eleventy-quadzillion sweet and smushy little hexi-puffs wasn’t enough, I now feel the insane desire to collect eleventy-quadzillion cute little mini-skeins to knit them from.
There’s something about Minis. But what is it, exactly? I can’t explain it, but I’ve got it. In the time I spend each day trolling Blankiemania, MiniMall, and Oh Scrap!: LSG Scrap Blankets on Ravelry for new swaps to join, I could probably have learned Mandarin and taught it Knittymunchkin. Or cured cancer. Or maybe just had a clean house. It is a sickness I tell you! And yet, I am just a rookie. A baby, with my measly four swaps I’ve joined since December. When people are talking about how many totes full of minis they have, and how the lid won’t shut, then I know that I am small-time.
There are days I don’t love the minis so much. Those are the days when I spend two hours (sometimes more) weighing, skeining, and labeling minis to send out, only to find that every mini is going to twist and tangle on me no matter what I do. I wonder why I do it. And then I remember….
Sometimes the highlight of my day is just walking to the mailbox with Knittymunchkin. The budget has been stretched a bit thin lately, and knowing that a puffy little mailer filled with sparkly new sock yarn will be arriving in the near future gives me a little something to look forward to. So far I have only allowed myself to join in swaps for which I already have yarn in my stash to use, in order to keep costs down. You know me, I have enough for a lifetime of socks and then some to spare! So it’s good it’s getting used. Pretty much a win-win.
For now it’s all innocent fun. But please, if you hear me start talking about my “tub full of minis” and how the lid won’t shut, stage an intervention quick! I’m probably in trouble…..