I started a new crochet project yesterday. It's the most ambitious thing I've done with yarn, not in terms of time, but in terms of complexity. For the first time ever I'm making something that requires counting stitches, adding stitches, and doing crazy things like that. I'm even using a stitch marker to keep track of my starting point, something I've never found necessary before now.
It's a challenge, but it's fun. More fun than I'd remembered crocheting being (I haven't crocheted in years), so I'm not sure if I'd just forgotten how awesome it is or if I should have been doing more complex projects ages ago. You know, things that require more thought than a simple scarf.
I've also found that I keep talking to myself while working on this project, and was amused at some of the things I found myself saying. The only other time I've found myself making such odd commentary was when playing D&D, which is a rather different activity from crocheting.
Just a few of the things I found myself saying:
"Ok, I'm just going to pretend like I know what I'm doing and hope for the best."
"Wait, twenty-three single crochets? I can't count that high!"
"...twenty five, and twenty six. Good. Wait, I only needed twenty-three. Dangit! Yeah, I can't count."
"Hey, that worked out! Awesome!"
*directing music that I'm listening to on headphones*
You can ask what I'm making, but I won't answer for a few days. It's a surprise for someone. :)