Is there a 12-step for this?

It’s about this time that maybe i should admit that I am a knitter.

MY NAME IS LARA AND I AM A KNITTER!

I’ve been knitting for about 3 and a half years now, but it’s only been since this Christmas that I REALLY got into it. I got two books on knitting that TOTALLY made me obsessed. And I DO mean O B S E S S E D.

I think the main thing that converted me from the occasional knitter into the obsessive girl that literally DREAMS about her LYS (that’s local yarn store for you non-knitters) was the discovery that MICHAEL’S IS NOT THE ONLY PLACE YOU CAN BUY YARN!

In FACT, the yarn you buy at Michael’s is mostly, PLASTICKY, CRAPPY, ACRYLIC YARN. There is OTHER yarn. GOOD yarn made of things like WOOL and ALPACA and ANGORA and COTTON and CAASSSSHHHMEEERREEE. AND AND AND! THERE ARE ENTIRE STORES DEVOTED TO THIS!!! YARN! NEEDLES! KNITTING! WOOOO!

Ok, by now, the other knitters reading this are TOTALLY laughing at me, but I’m serious!! This was a REVELATION to me! Now I’m HOOKED!!! I have a crack habit and it’s NOT CHEAP! {{sigh}}

Now, while I’m proud of my crafty side, let me say as a DJ at a hip, mainstream radiostation, I get a LOT of wierdo looks from my non-crafty DJ co-workers when I bring my travel projects to meetings (yes, yes, I do that…) I get a lot of, “What’s that? You live alone? And you have a CAT? AND YOU KNIT?!!? HEH!” But F#@K it! They’re just jealous. They just want my hand-made goodies!

Anyway, now that I’m officially declared as a blogger who knits, it’s time for me to join my first knit-along!!!! So, I present to you…the INCREDIBLE ZOO-ALONG hosted by the knitlette and kitten avec whip! YAAAY!!! I am going to make the ‘small rabbit with sweater’ from this book by Debbie Bliss!!

Who wants to knit along?

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