smoking and knitting

While choking on the 5th cigarette of the day (it’s 8:35 a.m.), I am sitting here wondering yet again why I cannot seem to quit. One would think that so much crafting would lead to less smoking. Instead, in my case, it seems to lead to inhaling more second-hand smoke when the cigarette burns untouched next to me working frenetically on the project at hand.

Or can it actually be considered “second-hand smoke” when I am the person who lit the smoke in the first place? Hmm. I really need to start taking some responsibility for this. 🙂

If anyone has any tips on how they used knitting to help them quit smoking, please do share. If nothing else, I’m spending valuable money (on average $13.00 per day) which could be more sensibly invested in … um… well… more yarn. However, financial incentives have never seemed to work for me in attempts to quit smoking. I have done the whole “stick the money you spend per day on smokes in a jar and watch it grow” thing… only to raid said jar on morning #3 when desperate for a Dunhill.

If only I could become a “social smoker” only. Instead, I’m becoming increasingly anti-social and I imagine my knitted products reek of the ashtray…



2 thoughts on “smoking and knitting

  1. Ann says:

    Aw, KB, I wish I had some advice for you–it sounds like you’re really thinking hard about this, and maybe that’s a good place to start? I’ve never smoked myself, but my mom did, and it was a wicked habit–very hard to shake.

    Your Nina blanket is looking BEAUTIFUL. Those colors are so warm together.

    And I can’t wait to see how your perfect sweater turns out. I’m doing one in medium myself, and I’m really enjoying it. There’s something about a really straightforward sweater that I’ve been craving recently.

    Good luck with the smokes. I’ll be thinking about you.

    Ann in Nashville

  2. kb says:

    Thanks, Ann.

    My mother picked the colours… so I’ll thank her for that! I asked her to send me colours for a blanket for her new decor job and she responded with specifics from the various yarns 🙂 although she is not a knitter.

    Thanks also for the encouragement re. smoking. I’m glad you’re not a smoker.

    Will post on the MDK blog when I’m done with the sweater (which hopefully will be quite soon)…

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