There are very few things I am guarenteed to do each day (besides taking care of basic personal needs and bodily functions....or knitting). The one exception to that, the one thing I can't imagine Not doing...check the Yarn Harlot for new posts. Then, when there is one I MUST read it AND follow ALL of the links.
I am a newbee knitter having taught myself in Feb of 2005. So, I do not as of yet belong to any part of the local knitting community. Well, I am assuming there IS a local knitting community only because there HAS to be. I just haven't really looked for them yet what with working at night, being home with a 2 year old during the day (translate as praying for more/longer naps), trying to get some basic household things done each day, and well, knitting. Anyway, I digress (now there's a surprise....read as "Has ADD"... ) Anyway, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is my IDOL...a true Knitting Goddess and by following the links in her blog I am becoming familiar with so many wonderful people who also knit and blog (look Ma, I'm a blogger too!!). Amazingly enough, I have first joined a much larger community who show me everyday that I am not unusual in my love for yarn, fiber, color, unique design, knitting, etc. I AM unique but well, you know what I mean. Everyone wants to be special but not THAT special. It's nice to find yourself amongst a group of special people who understand where your heart and head is.
And yet again I digress. Yesterday in following all of her links, I found myself at Webs and was amazed! I am currently on a yarn diet. I am trying (read as thinking about but not getting anywhere) to save money for Stitches East in November. Webs, however, has Regia Strato for just $6 a skein. That's just $6 for a pair of handknit socks!! The yarn for my first pair cost me almost $20!!! I know, I know!! But it was all about the experience. So, for the bargain basement, low, low price of just $6 I can have a knitting project that lasts a week or two or three, is amazingly portable, and is just about the coolest thing on the planet!! Yeah, I am hooked on socks....sorry DH but they are here to stay.