Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Can't Remember

I remember years ago that I was really into knitting, crocheting, knit blog reading, blogging, and all kinds of crafty things. 

I realized today that I forgot a lot of it because I haven't done much, if any of those, in the last four years since my son was born. 

I barely remember how to make socks. I don't remember more than three of my favorite knitting blogs - though I am grateful that those bloggers are still there and posing steadily. 

I don't remember my favorite online yarn store...not that I need one as I still have a stash in my house and my parents' house. 

My daughter will be born any day now. I haven't made her anything. I didn't even make my son anything. We are moving into a new house soon and I realize how much I would love to have handmade things to fill it with and make it "HOME." 

I need to remember these things. I need to be able to do them again. I need them because memories of my grandmothers are tied to them, and to my mom, and to a lot of other things I held dear that I can only remember if I knit and crochet again. And people will remember me because I made them something. 

Those were important things. They ARE important things. I just have to remember. 


  1. I've rewritten this comment too many times now. First, hello! It has been a while! But who am I to talk...I am fairly bad at updating my blog as well. Your post touched me. I have taken crafting hiatuses multiple times in my life. It happens. When I come back from them, usually because I'm teaching someone to knit, it's like riding a bicycle. It does come back; with it all the memories. I wish you much luck. That is a good way to get back into it, teaching someone else how. And congratulations on your work in progress. See, it's a project of a sort, and DIY as well.

  2. Knitting is like riding a bike...you never forget. It is there waiting for you when you have "down" time again which will come again, but maybe not for awhile, lol. Now is the time of the keiki...enjoy those little faces and their antics:)