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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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Hi Beth,

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!

That yarn DOES sound scrumptious! I prescribe to that philosophy exactly. If mama doesn't get time to crochet every night, mama's not happy! :o)

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! :)

Knitting is also great for helping you to lose weight.  How?  You need both hands to knit, so you can't eat, you may just get it on the project and o my that would be bad.... We all need to pamper ourselves somehow and if yarn is it , so be it.  I love it and all you guys for sharing so openingly and kindly.  Everyone is just so very helpful here.  Keep it all coming...

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

You are just to funny girl.  You must really knit and crochet fast.  I tend to be slower then that.  I started to make granny squares to cover my ottoman to match the new couch and chairs.

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.


My ottoman square is not going to well.  I have forgotten how to make a granny square!!!  I finally got it going and then I didn't like the looks of it, so I kind have given up on it for right now...I think I may have my daughter start them for me and then finish them.  She crochets not me.  I have been havig a pretty bad week... I just can't seem to get it together on anything.  I got my free box of nice orange yarn to make 6x9 squares, and just can't seem to get going on them.  Not sure what is wrong with me.  Hubby has one of the bedrooms all pulled apart and rearanging things for an office for him, and stuff is everywhere except my kitchen and 2 bedrooms.  I have ocd and this is really driving me batty....I think that is most of my problem right now.  I off to the store to buy some cabbage for dinner, and may stop and get more yarn or scrap booking stuff who knows.  Hope you have a very blessed day...
Hey Karen, I think we all have days like that.  On Saturday I had planned to do some gardening in the morning then crochet in the afternoon.  The day turned out cold and damp (nothing like the forecast) so I didn't go into the garden; we had builders in the house re-plastering a bedroom so I couldn't move around the house as usual so I couldn't settle to anything and ended up doing virtually nothing all day.  I hate that - such a waste of time!  It did make me more determined to do more on Sunday, so I wrote myself a list and ticked off the jobs (all small ones and quick to finish) as I went along.  It made me feel better about myself so I was able to sit and crochet for a couple of hours in the afternoon without feeling guilty! 
Hello Elaine, yesterday it snowed for awhile, and shame on me I just didn't feel like going to church because of it, which is normally not like me. I did watch a preacher on T.V. I can finally walk a little further in the house. I left to go to the store around 1pm and when I came home he was so proud of himself and said see I have made progress and u now can see the living room floor and the couch is cleaned off. I just smiled and said yep you are moving right along. Bless his little heart and me for not strangling him! It is a lot better, but I want it back to normal, I can't stand clutter and messes all over!! I guess by the middle or end of the week he should be all done and then I can do my thing. I did get one row knitted on my blanket but kept getting phone calls so I gave up. Dr. Appointment today, delivering the last of my Avon orders and then I promised myself I WILL knit! Sorry to have gone on so long hope you have a great day looks like it my be nice out here.



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