I cannot sit still and watch tv. Seriously it is just not part of my DNA. I need to be reading a magazine, on my phone or answering emails.
I'm trying to unhook a little. Wait for it - I turned off my email notifications. Folks that is major for me.
Knowing that I can't just sit and watch tv I thought I should try knitting or crocheting. I have crochet blankets that my great grandma and grandma made for me as a baby. I would love to be able to make an heirloom like that.
It is worth noting I have tried sewing. I even went to a sewing summer camp once. At the end I had a very odd looking pair of pants and the instructors gently suggested "this may not be for me." Ever since that experience I don't even try sewing on buttons. I'm prepared to deal with the mocking my dry cleaner gives me each time I bring in a new button job.
I stumbled across WAK www.wearknitters.com, they sell complete kits. Needles, patterns and yarn complete with inspiring IG posts of completed projects done by zen hip women. All shipped to you free of charge when you spend $79. Who can argue with that?
I found a two day crochet crash course in town. Reasonably priced at $100 (rivercityyarns.com). They promise to teach my how to master the basics: chain, single, double, half double, treble. Kinda sounds like a figure skating competition, right?
I have enough sense to know I may end up with a crooked scarf and this entire experience will make me curse like a sailor but I'm up for trying something new.
To get me ready, I've been browsing my favourite knitters on Instagram. These are the ladies who are providing me with some major inspiration:
I will keep you posted!