Have you ever thought about starting a new craft, like, knitting for instance? Wanting to start this certain craft you've researched it, bought books to teach you how to do it, signed up for classes to be taught by friendly craft-people how to do it, and bought supplies in order to accomplish the new craft, right? What happens if something goes wrong in the aforegoing steps? What happens if you do all of the above and then . . . . never FINISH your first project?
Of course I'm not talking about knitting since I have completed knitted projects. I'm talking about the evil evil Latch Hook Addiction...... that can become you if you are not careful. It starts out by being a cute little white unicorn on a pink background. You don't even finish that because you can't be bothered with it. Your husband, not wanting to see something unfinished and most likely being bored out of his freakin mind one day, finishes it for you. How sweet is that? You even make it into a little pillow for the couch.
Now, years later you think about doing another latch hook. Your lovely friend even buys you a huge 27"x40" African Elephant. Gorgeous. You even work on it some over the next FIVE years. While you are working on it, you think, HEY, wouldn't it be great if I had all of the African Animals represented? Then I could put them on the walls, heck, I could COVER the walls with Animals from Africa! Careful, my friends, this is where you start to fall down the hole that is craziness.... and latch hook mania.
I was totally addicted to BUYING latch hook kits, not MAKING them, you see. THAT was the addiction. Oh - ebay had MY number.. Now I understand why there are so many latch hook kits for sale on ebay. People are doing the same thing as me!! These latch hook buying people cannot possibly be finishing all of these monstrously huge rugs, can they? Everyone collects latch hook kits, they don't make them! I have proof. After five years this is all I have to show for my effort:
And, when I had to take everything out of the craft closet for attic access yesterday, I was reminded of all of the work still left ahead to complete......
Yep. Cross stitch kits are much smaller and easier to
hide store. Don't you think?