Thursday, November 6, 2014

Knit night out

I feel a bit like I just unearthed a great treasure! 
I wasn't sure that I was going to post on ye olde blogge today, because I spent the entire day (and part of the night) taking care of a sick and miserable little Gwen. It's just a cold, but it's a cold with a cough and a fever and a runny nose, and she's still little enough that she doesn't really understand what's going on or if it's going to stop.

So I've spent a lot of time holding her, snuggling her, reading her books (and wiping her nose) and just being exactly where she could find me when she needed me. So even if I'd had the time or the energy to write anything, I just didn't feel like I had anything very interesting to say. The day to day woes of a stay-at-home mom is hardly groundbreaking material in the blogging world, y'know?

Then tonight (after an oh-so-glamorous dinner from Wendy's and trip to Costco), my sweet friend Tanya picked me up and took me to Knit Night at the cutest little craft store you ever did see, Harmony in Provo.

Now, I know that spending the evening knitting in a craft store is not exactly living the high life. But it was exactly what I needed. I had never visited Harmony before, didn't know a soul besides Tanya, and yet had the strongest feeling of being with "my people". We talked about different types of yarn, needle preferences, discussed techniques... I even helped to teach someone to knit! It was so nice to get unabashedly good and nerdy about something I really enjoy, especially because it has been a while since I've really done any knitting. And the other knitters were so nice and so friendly too, which helped. And there were cookies.

After a day of fairly intense mothering, I was tired, and didn't really want to go out and meet new people and be sociable, but I am so glad that I did. It can be hard to break out of my comfortable routine, but I'm always so glad when I do. And I discovered a real treasure in the store itself, as well as a chance to reconnect with a hobby I enjoy so much, but have neglected for too long.

What I'm trying to say is this: today was hard, but I manned up, got out of my comfort zone and was rewarded for it. I liked it. The end.


  1. Oh, I went there once to buy some fabric designed by Adam's cousin, and the lady who owns the shop is so friendly! It's such a cute store.

  2. Oh yes it the high life, I mean. I attended knit night at a cute little yarn shop last night and as I knit my head was nestled against some gorgeous spud and chloe, and across the way I was gazing at Mad Tosh. Sigh. It was heaven.

  3. Looks like it was the perfect antidote to a long day!

  4. What a nice looking store. I'd love to have a local craft store. We do have a traveling Yarn truck and a couple of store about an hour away in two directions but to have a local one would be wonderful!