Sometimes it is good to air your problems.
My name is Jennifer and I am a yarnaholic.
Thankfully my stash doesn't look all that scary in this picture. Okay not quite all of it is here and some of is is hiding behind others but it doesn't seem too bad does it? I'm sure there are many more of you with bigger bundles lurking in your homes.
To the left is 2 baby blankets for family babies, a big pile of squares I'm working on for KAS and my March hats which I haven't posted yet. To the right is a bundle of pieces for a friends wedding present blanket which is cream and light blues. The very front has a bundle of beautiful cotton/silk mix that I bought a year ago to make a throw-over for myself but haven't gotton round to it yet. Front right is one of my hat looms with a hat started on it. 2 of my other sized looms also have the beginnings of hats. I wanted them all to be started for a talk I am doing at the end of the month so that everyone there can have a go at hats, knitting or crochet. No one will escape having at least a little go.
Well I have shown you mine, now you show me yours (if you think you're brave enough)
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I did get your message thanks and I have added your squares to all the tallies - in our case UK; Square a Day; bus challenge and 2011.
I don't think I have enough yarn to qualify as a yarnaholic (sad face) but my stash is certainly a bit bigger than the storage space of this house!
My latest venture into "yarn is cheaper than therapy and more ethical than being grumpy" was 2 skeins of Mirasol Sulka (60% Merino, 20% Alpaca & 20% Silk) for myself in a lovely purple.
Hey, Dawne, I LIKE that philosophy! SO true! That needs to be stitched into pillows and samplers everywhere!
The yarn sounds scrumptious, by the way!
I think a stash can be 4 skeins tucked away on a wardrobe shelf. No size is too small for a stash. I too love your philosophy. In one of the last summer Olympics our Canadian coaches had all their athletes knitting and crocheting before and between events, they said it was a good way for them to relax. I figured if it was good enough for them then I'd use it too. I agree, much cheaper than therapy! :D
p.s. we must remember once in awhile to buy ourselves something "simply lovely" like Dawne did, just BECAUSE...and just for us! :)
Karen I've noticed that too; if my hands are busy I don't get edgy and want munchies. Even reading burns 150 calories an hour so imagine what knitting and crocheting do! :D
I'm attacking another UFO tonight, a half finished slipover in very soft Bernat Satin yarn. It's a long version of a square vest, just rows of half double crochet. Also...It's a "no dye lot" yarn...HAH. I just connected the 3rd ball and it IS a shade lighter...more pinky than cool violet. Oh well at least it's near the bottom hem of the second piece and the child won't care. I've already finished off 3 partly done squares...I feel SO virtuous this week! :D
Hey Karen. I am hoping to move house in June and trying to make a blanket for the back of my chair. Just a great bigs granny square. It is good to get the yarn used up. I bought it for me about a year ago and hadn't used it cause I always wanted to make i#one more KAS blanket first. Finally I am getting on with one for me - then I will be right back onto the KAS ones I promise.
Good luck with your ottoman squares.