Friday, June 29, 2007


Omg, a couple of posts ago Sandra from Stay at Home Knit suggested I need an intervention…she really may be onto something. I have written about it before, my need for a 12 step knit group - but ah, where's the fun in that - yarn recovery? I think not. I have been working scads of extra hours lately because staff is down at the office - one is on bedrest and another will soon be going out for some paternity leave…so the overtime is plentiful. While maybe working more puts me in the hospital - it has really opened my budget up for more yarn, I'm merely supporting my own illness. I feel like a yarn rock star writhing in the excesses. But I'm not drinking or using drugs hence, I rationalize and perhaps have a tad of denial about my addiction. We could call me a "functioning yarnaholic". I'm sure that I buy more yarn than I can ever knit - for the pure beauty of it, the squeezability factor, for looks - it's ridiculous. I have yarn stahsed in every open container in the house, you know it looks lovely in a glass apothecary jar - decorative, no? The Yarn Harlot once wrote about putting yarn in the freezer and I thought, she's crazy"…now I'm thinking "the freezer you say?"

I've learned I probably need to join less sock clubs as I belong to four, egads. I love the bi-monthly windfall of goodies but perhaps I am not "spending" my choices wisely enough - because if I am not crazy about a yarn, well…what are you gonna do? I feel like a terrible traitor - just because my tastes may not always jive with that of a goddess dyer. I do love each club for different reasons. Sundara's Petal's Collections…let me count the reasons - I think she is a true artist and puts together the most classy packages. Yarntini's club over at pureknits…I just enjoy Jessie so much - she is so real, sweet and funny and her yarn is a carnival. Pass the cotton candy please. Scout's Swag - Scout rocks plain and simple. Rockin Socks with STR is my only "meh" so far. I love STR, so please don't anyone get hackles up - the yarn is fabulous - but the first two installments were in a colorway direction I couldn't appreciate to it's fullest - I tend to go "girl" with pinks or reds, some cooler colors are good but the first two were very murky to me - so I was a little let down. But then #3 comes and I'm in love again. And then more indie dyers/ distributers announce they are coming out with a club *anxiety sets in* - Yarn Pirate - I had to leave the house, I start playing games like "if when I get back there is an opening available I'll join" or "gosh, her prices are so good, maybe if I don't eat out for a month, I can join" - it's a sickness I'm telling you…and now Woolgirl is teasing about starting a sock club too - but I am already overcommitted. I know I have to really review my choices before the next rounds, be more discriminating for the sake of budget and maybe For now, I must admit I feel like the Paris Hilton of yarn - so wickedly spoiled, I'm embarassed. Maybe I even think I am a litle "hot"! Sheesh. If I start carrying around a little dog in a purse, commit me.

After all of this yarn ho confession…I still hope to get my club spoils posted over the weekend. Such guilty pleasures. I am pretty stoked about them, especially Scout's - she included a custom Cookie A. pattern! *clapclapclap*

Lastly, I am celebrating my blogiversary next Thursday - I took the day off of work (okay, well not to celebrate blogdom, but sounds so decadent - so Paris without the sex tapes) and I am trying to think up a contest. So keep your eyes peeled - surely a skein or two from my sock stash must go! I'm off to rest my eyes and try to think up of a clever contest. Or boldy plagierize someone elses...


Blogger Tina said...

(laughing) the Paris Hilton of yarn, eh? Better not go into yarn rehab or they'll have to start you on recreational drugs as a distraction!

1:19 PM  
Blogger Kristy said...

I'm the same way. I didn't sign up for this round of the Petals Collection and I probably won't do the STR club next year. Not to say I don't love those yearns... I just want to make sure I love every skein I get!

I'd love to see your Petals and Scout's club packages! At least I can own vicariously :)

1:32 PM  
Anonymous jessie said...

Should I feel bad that I've helped turn you into a PG Paris Hilton?

Hmmm... blogiversary... Maybe you should keep an eye on your mailbox for something to include in your contest :).

1:37 PM  
Blogger Nell said...

I'm in the same boat. I can't go near that Wool girl site!

But I love getting the surprises every month. It's like Christmas!

And knowing you have a problem is the first step...

2:44 PM  
Blogger cbknits80 said...

Great post!! I've been going back and forth about Wool Girl, as you know I avoided Yarn Pirate and now I'm kicking myself :) If you want to stop the addiction I'll have to stop telling you when there are sales :)

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Marisol said...

I"m so the same way too:) I wanted to join the pure knits one but was to late to the party--so missed out on that one. I belong to all those others you mentioned and decided I too would pass up on woolgirl as I am having a hard time keeping up as it is.

8:45 AM  
Blogger MollyBeees said...

I agreee with your assessment of STR. This is the first installment that I've been even a little exited about and even the patterns haven't grabbed me. Maybe I'm to picky for the 'surprise' element of the club idea. The quality is excellent though. I think I'll be much happier next year picking out my own colors!

11:40 AM  

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