I have so much to talk about this week! So much that I feel close to bursting! So much that I'm finding it a little hard to focus.
First things first, though. The lovely Elaine felt my social anxiety pain the other day and offered to send me her extra yarn ball winder! Can you believe it? She’s single-handedly saving me from having a panic attack in the yarn store next time. Like she said, I can be all “Ball my yarn? No thank you, I have a winder at home.” How sweet is that?
She says it’s in the mail and you’d better believe I’m going to have lots of yarn ball pictures posted here that day. I’m going to wind everything into balls!
And, in related news, apparently yarn stores are scary for lots of people. Who knew? Also, it appears that lots of people actually have a reason to be scared because they got yelled at or snubbed when they went inside to look around. What the heck yarn store employees? Shame on you!
It was also interesting to find out that many of my online crafting friends also suffer from social anxiety. I’m shocked because a lot of my real life acquaintances are fairly outgoing and love attention…I never seem to meet introverts. I suppose that only makes sense since most people suffering from social anxiety are either not at these gatherings or are sitting in some corner far away from my corner and we never meet.
While I don’t wish social anxiety on anyone, I’m happy to know that people in this online crafting world understand me and that I understand them. It makes it easier to stop second-guessing myself so I can just interact with people. People who understand why I might be awkward and weird at times. People who don’t need me to explain my freak-outs.
Anyway, this will hopefully be my last non-picture update for a while. Tomorrow I’m going to post about my favorite artist (who is, coincidentally, my brother) and show you all the awesome things he makes. Later in the week I’ll post about my studio and vintage sheets and my ripple blanket and everything wonderful! Stay tuned!