Chicks with Sticks

I’ve always felt a bit envious of people who were good at crafts. Ok, maybe not always, but defintely over the past 15 years or so. I’ve tried crocheting (pretty sure I spelled it just as badly as I did it), scrapbooking (never finished a single page), knitting, and various other crafty ventures. I give up too easily. I like to be good at whatever I want to do immediately or I don’t really want to play.

TJ picked up a new hobby from a guy she works with and her quest for supplies took us to Michael’s after work today. While I was standing around waiting for her to find the perfect brown and grey markers and the specific type of glue stick she needed (the three we already have at home just weren’t the right kind), I browsed a nearby bookshelf. One book jumped out at me “Stitch ‘N Bitch.”

I’ve heard quite a bit about the resurrgence of knitting among hip college aged women over the past few years and secretly wished I could join them. Well, not really since I don’t especially like social gatherings that much, but it did make me wish that I could knit. I was hit with the desire to do some creating when TJ was pregnant with Micah. The closest I got was buying a piece of fleece that was pre-cut with a kid pattern on it and some binding stuff with pastel letters on it. I did manage to use a sewing maching to attach the edges on the blanket and it is still Micah’s favorite.

I’ll keep you posted on my knitting progress. Maybe I’ll even post some pictures of my stitches. You never know, I may get a whole row of stitches before I put the beginner’s kit, yarn, and book into a bag and chuck it into a closet somewhere. My foray into crocheting ended up that way. I threw the whole bag away after about five years.

3 thoughts on “Chicks with Sticks

  • February 26, 2007 at 9:31 am
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    Good luck… the only hobby that I ever stuck to is my recreational drinking and drug use. I totally expect some sort of knitted booties or hat for my child… you have about six months… get to it.

  • February 27, 2007 at 8:34 am
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    I am completely down to form a ‘stitch and bitch’ circle… Though I’ll have to learn how to knit. Katie knows.

    It would be a good subgroup to our ‘ladies sewing circle and terrorist society’ that we convene to do Halloween costumes every year.

  • March 6, 2007 at 12:40 pm
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    I would like to point out a few things:
    1. I used to belong to an all-women’s stilt dancing team called Chicks on Sticks. We used to joke around that we were going to start a subgroup of injured stilters called “Bitches with Stitches.”

    2. I can crochet. But not very well. Just flat, square/rectangle things. Like blankets. And scarves.

    3. I am jealous of people who can learn to knit/crochet from a book. I need someone to teach me.

    4. Stonefly Brewery in Riverwest and Broad Vocabulary both does knitting circles. So take your pick, kintting with rockstar ladies with beer on tap or knitting with feminists at the book store.

    5. Golly, I like lists.

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