This weekend, I went with my friend Gayne to a bead show. She's a real beader. She has beads like I have fabric. I'm a former beader. I beaded for a few years, even taught classes. Nothing fancy, just basic stringing. It never really grabbed me. But seeing all those pretties at the bead show tempted me.
I stayed strong and walked away.
Now, knitting is threatening. I've been thinking a lot about knitting. I drool over blog posts and Flickr posts and think, I want I want. And then I see beautiful yarns like this
No, resist, resist.
I caved. My friend Nina found us a teacher. Linda is teaching us to make baby hats for the NICU unit of the hospital. This is the extent of my knitting:
It's a start. Or, maybe I'll just leave it at that (not the hat, I'll finish the hat!) Maybe this is enough.
What do you do when other crafts try to sneak their way in? Do you succumb, or stay strong and true?