Knit night out
|I feel a bit like I just unearthed a great treasure!
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.