Metylda, I feel for you, having lost so much of your supplies! Same thing happened to me when I moved out of my childhood home, and off onto college. I took my sewing machine, and a few essentials, but left my years of craft supplies. I had been doing paid childcare from the age of 11, and had spent much of those earnings on crafts and other homey things. (My friends were reading Vogue and Cosmo, and I was reading Family Circle, and Redbook, if you can imagine!) I didn’t have much of real value in the yarn and needles department, but I had an incredible set of sewing threads of every color (all neatly displayed on a rack), all manner of kitchen items (specialized baking pans, marble rolling pin…), and countless other quality, treasured homemaking things. My mother sold our home, and started clearing stuff out. I don’t blame her, as I had a lot of stuff, and she probably didn’t know, at that point, which things were hers, and which were mine, and had no idea, I’m sure, that many of those things were treasures to me! And for some reason it never occured to me to that I would need to go in and rescue my things, because they were getting cleared out! So yeah, I had to start all over again with my crafts and homemaking collection. I’m glad your son helped get your knitting gears turning again!
@poetknitter, this is such a great topic. You will probably see it live on long after you have lost interest in it! (If so, just unsubscribe if you like–that’s totally okay.)
Yes, yes, knitter’s burnout is real! I think on a minor level I get it every Spring! (Seasonal knitter, here!) Also, in my family, we’re in this awkward kids-bedtimes window the last couple of years. It used to be my kids were so small, they’d go to bed at 7/7:30pm, and the routines would be done by 8/8:30, so I’d have a couple of hours in the evening to relax with my husband and knit. Now, as they get older, bedtimes are later, and I only get about half an hour to myself before my own bedtime. This seriously cuts into my evening knitting time! No time for audio books or a show, which is when I always reach for my needles! So it’s a relative dry spell for me. Still managing to get a few things knit each year, but nothing like I would love to be doing. But that’s okay, because we’re enjoying our life in all its richness, which is the main thing! It sounds like you are too!