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Sunday, February 26, 2006

Yarn Stash & Snob Knitters

I have decided (actually quite some time ago) my yarn stash is totally out of control. That, however, did not stop me from buying _more_ yarn at the thrift shop. I could insultate this house with the balls of yarn I got. I'm not bragging or complaining, just stating the facts.
I have been trying to clean up my basement. I'd love to blame somebody else for the vast amount of mess there, but it's mostly all me. Yeah, I could blame Cadbury (the bunny) or the cats or kids or the beloved, but honestly it's me.
I would be better served by "shopping" the basement than by buying new yarn. I have what I need to complete a bunch of projects, including some half started or barely started projects. I have a bunch of the "grannie's daughters" started, as well as the squares themselves. (The "grannie's daughters" are the first round of the square - apparently I was using up some scrap yarn.) I have about 5 crocheted flowers made from embroidery floss. And I found the tiny socks I was working on (but not the pair I _finished_.) A normal person would be more than happy to have all this yarn to work on various projects with and have them all organized according to project, estimated deadline, patterns and such. But I'm not normal. I think I am just hoarding all the yarn I can get my hands on. Yeah, a _very_ long time ago I didn't have much yarn and basically bought yarn as I could afford it for a project. But those days are long over with. I need to get over that bad habit.
I have given some away to various organizations. But I seem to turn around and buy more to fill that space up. *sigh* I probably need to give _more_ away....but it's difficult for me to part with it.
I also need to crochet more. I really haven't been doing too much of late. I don't have a good excuse except it's _cold_ in the car;). Plus I don't have a current long term project. It's time for me to quit whining and get started on _something_, anything. If I could just crochet at work or even with my toes;)

I ran across this post in Live Journal (a very interesting place) and asked the author if I could post it here and she said "yes". Anyway, she talks about various strata of knitters and also the fact that tho she knits, she prefers crochet. I thought I'd pass that along to you folks. I thought it was a pretty cool post.

Here's the link:


oh, here's something else - apparently Bernat is doing a survey in which you get some free patterns. According to their website, it won't be available until February 28, 2006. But here it is anyway....

Click here: Bernat e-Survey


1 comment:

pfirsch said...

Thanks for posting that link. It was a very interesting read.