So I decided to learn how to knit, I'm not quite sure why. I think partially because I don't have a sewing machine (and other assorted sewing items here) and sometimes you just get the urge to make something. I could, of course, buy a sewing machine, but since there's a sad lack of cool kid fabric here, it's hardly worth it.
Knitting -- my first project was going to be a blanket for M's shark doll, but I quickly discovered that it's all about BIG needles and BIG yarn, otherwise it will take you 15 years to make anything. Now Barbie has a new scarf and M has a new scarf, too. V helped me pick out yarn for a scarf for her. I shouldn't have given her a say, because now I have to make a purple and pink scarf. But it seemed like a good idea at the time, since she kept running for the door of the yarn store. (The drugstore across from us had balloons on display.) Anyway, knitting is pretty fun and can be very cheap, too. And it makes you feel like those ladies in books. Knit, purl, oh no I dropped a stitch! M actually told me that when I knit it's like someone in a movie. Later on, I figured out what the reference is -- the really ditzy chicken in Chicken Run. I have a hard time keeping track of my knitting needles, oh wait, I mean "swords", when they're not in use. We're working on that.