But of all the feeders of my obsessive disorder, the one that I truly must avoid at all costs is crochet.
Back in my crochet heyday I used to make all kinds of things:
Until Donald Trump came along.
Suddenly citizen-patriots began taking to the streets,
Crocheting kitty and tom cat hats was the least I could do to support to the growing American resistance to Trumpian injustice. It was my patriotic duty.
So I returned to one of my old my old haunts and picked up four skeins of yarn, just four, no more than I absolutely needed, two in pink for my daughter's kitty hat, and two in brown for her husband's tom cat hat. Just enough for two hats, no more. I knew I could stop at two hats.
I found on the internet an instructional video* for a super-simple crocheted kitty hat. Here's the link to the one I used, in case anyone (who already knows how to crochet) would like to have it:
Then I dug deep into my sewing drawer,