Hi! My name is Alishia and I am a KraftaholicMommy!
Tee ball season is in full swing here and we have tee ball four nights a week. That is two practices and two games. I love it!! Monkey is loving it and having a blast out on the field and I have social anxiety, so I cope the best way I know how. CROCHET!!!
This leads me to the topic of today. How I carry my yarn babies with me. First, I am a bit of a bag junkie. JoAnn’s knows what they are doing by putting all of them adorable bags in the front, right by them registers. I know I usually add two or three to my already full cart. Thank God for JoAnn’s coupons.
In the past I would haul everything around with no bag or box, insanity. I got intelligent and tried the yarn bags. They did not please me all that much. I found that if I had a knot form in the bag, with a huge project attached, it was a bit of a nightmare to untangle and not ruin my work. I also found that I did not care to have my project just folded and laid on top of the bag. I quickly decided to try another route.
With my previous projects that were solid skeins, meaning I wasn’t changing after so many rows to a different color, the yarn bags did not annoy quite as much. However, it was still lacking and I wanted to find something else. I did try using cute boxes, again, they were not making me super happy.
I have tried using those cute messenger bags, however, when the project became larger than a baby or toddler blanket, I noticed the zipper became a problem. I did not like having my yarn snag on a zipper. That became a nightmare relatively quick. I also did not care for the bulkiness of the bag.
I was told to give a regular backpack a try. I found that I liked having the extra pockets to store things. I liked that I could just put it on my back when I was lugging it around. However, that blasted zipper issue did not go away. Also, I did not care for the size. I needed something that would adapt to my needs.
I was in JoAnn’s and I had seen their simple Go Green JoAnn’s bags and thought about how cute they were. I had just gotten my cute little bag that holds my scissors, hooks, needles, and a few other necessities. I decided to buy a couple and see how it would go. I fell in love!
They are cheap, simple, and adorable! I love that they have several different sizes and they work for every project I decide to take with me. I have already shown one of the bags that I have been using. Now that my blanket has grown in size, I am going to be moving the project to a new bag that is just as cute! Well, you see that it is cute!
I know, you must be wondering how I am carrying my patterns around with me when I travel with my yarn babies. That is actually the easiest thing for me. I use mostly PDF patterns or they repeat so much, I remember the pattern. The PDFs are on my phone and tablet so I am able to toss the phone or tablet in my bag with the yarn babies or in my purse.
As for my hooks and my other crocheting necessities, I store them in their little bag and keep that bag in my JoAnn’s bag.
I love using things that are extremely simple. I am not a huge fan of super complex or annoying things. That is one of the many reasons why I am working on my social media and my site from my tablet. At the moment, I am most comfortable with my tablet. Eventually, as this site grows, I will get a better computer and go from there. Until then, my tablet makes me happy.
When I am at Tee Ball practice or just riding in the car, I enjoy crocheting. I have learned that I am that mom that freaks out every single second of practice. As I am usually alone in the dugout watching practice, I figure my crochet can help me relax and just enjoy the evening. For the most part, this plan has been working. I am getting quite a bit further along on the Virus Blanket and I am not annoying Monkey by constantly yelling to focus or (more accurately) to quit playing in the dirt.
It has been a nice security blanket (get it) to be able to crochet while watching Monkey play. I do not bring the project with me to games and I am that mom jumping up and down by the fence, cheering everyone on. On practice nights, the moms and dads are generally just talking and hanging out, that is a bit of a problem for someone like me. I have nearly crippling social anxiety. For me, the worst part is the fifteen to twenty minutes before everyone gets there. I show up early, so I can crochet to relax and then I am generally good to go.
Having my yarn babies with me, helps in many ways. One is the anxiety. Another way it helps is that I am getting projects done quicker. Rather than only working on projects when I can at home, I am able to work on the projects a lot more. This helps with getting all of those birthday, Christmas, and other occasions gifts done.
How do you travel with your yarn babies? I am realizing, I have called them this and I haven’t explained. Umm, I call all of my skeins of yarn, yarn babies. In our house, they are treated as such. 🙂
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Thank you and God Bless!