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Friday, June 29, 2007

intervention?

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 even...space. 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...

7 Comments:

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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