Today I’m turning Leave Me to My Projects over to Project Community member and friend of the blog, Holly, otherwise known as SillyLittleLady. She makes swoon-worthy pretty knitting patterns, and is the creator of those insane bearded Viking Helmets you may have seen in your travels about the interwebs.
I freaking love this girl. Kindred geeky spirits, for real. And we both like wine. I hope you enjoy her comparative musings on the two addiction-inducing substances today. And don’t forget to check out her blog, Etsy and Ravelry!
Hi, I’m Holly of SillyLittleLady and I’m a knittaholic.
It all started back in my single-digit years; I was introduced to the addiction early. Like a fish to water, I took to the craft, gathered many needles, even re-used a few from “friends” who were really enablers of this dependence. Over the years my need grew, the craving could never be satiated and the paraphernalia started adding up. A bag here, a drawer there, it took over my living arrangements, my car, my job.
Money was spent, accouterments obtained, I was so far down the rabbit hole that I didn’t even know there was an “out.” The habit is an easy one to fall into, a tough one to break, and it’s been so long since I was clean that these days, I can’t even fathom what life would be like outside of this obsession.
Over time, I’ve found that this compulsion can be compounded into something even greater if I combine it with other things that bring me joy – certain people, particular sources of sustenance, even my favorite spaces. While I enjoy a good knit, I really enjoy pairing it with a good glass of wine.
In my years of knitting and sipping, I’ve come across a few likenesses between the wines I drink and the yarns I use, surely you’ve done this too? Here are a few of my favorite pairings: