“ It is a peculiarity of knitters ( crocheters) that they chronically underestimate the amount of time it takes to knit something. Birthday on Saturday? No problem. Socks are small. Never mind that the average sock knit out of sock-weight yarn contains about 17,000 stitches. Never mind that you need two of them. (That’s 34,000 stitches, for anybody keeping track.) Socks are only physically small. By stitch count, they are immense.”
“I make a habit of setting aside some time each evening to take out my knitting ( crocheting) and work quietly on it, happily relaxing. I believe that it prepares me for sleep and washes away the cares of my day.
I will consider that intarsia, or Fair Isle with three or more colors in a row, prepares nobody for sleep and cursing loudly while flinging knitting (crocheting) around the living room is about as far away from soothing as you can get.”
― Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit’s End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much
For $8, I can crochet about 3 or 4 towels plus 4 or 5 dishcloths. Creating something out of nothing is fun and satisfying, not to mention that since I have more time than money, it is the best way to give gifts to my ever-expanding family.