Thursday, January 12, 2017

Down the Rabbit Hole

I spend far too much time thinking and reading and researching about crafts, and not nearly enough time actually doing them.

I don't think I'm alone, if Pinterest is anything to go by. Do you look at Pinterest? I've not spent a lot of time there because it feels like Too Much Stuff and I just get overwhelmed.

Ravelry (which is a knitting resource) is also a little overwhelming, but I use it to organize my outlandish yarn stash. Here's a portion of my stash, sorted by color:

I also like to look at patterns there, and think about what I'll knit next. Rather than finishing the projects I've already started. So many beautiful or interesting things!

I look at the patterns, then I look at how they turned out when knitted by different people with different yarns. Hours pass.

I wish Ravelry also had a means of cataloging my fabric stash, so everything could be in one place. Despite not being a longtime sewer, I have managed to amass a large amount of fabric, mostly quilting cotton. I should probably learn how to quilt, eh?

Maybe I'll investigate quilting once I'm done exploring shashiko embroidery and boro fabric-repair techniques. Which is what this post was originally going to be about, but I got distracted.


  1. I struggle too with collecting patterns and books as a substitute for actual making...I do truly love the books for themselves but I'm sure I have enough project ideas and instructions for years to come without buying another book.

  2. Ditto! But really, I don't feel too guilty about looking and thinking rather than doing, because those are enjoyable and relaxing activities, if less productive. There's something to be said for not being an overachiever!