Crafty Rantings

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Sunday, November 09, 2008


Look at these pictures...

Now remember, I'm MOVING. Truth is, however, this is NOT everything in my stash! I have already taken some things and put them elsewhere. I suffer from two very serious addictions...

1. Cotton yarn

2. Patterns

A box of patterns has already left here and I have packed up the 3 vases filled with needles. And you can't see it in the picture on the left but I have a rolling tote (pink, of course) filled with my interchangeable needles and yarn and...

If you're getting the picture that I have a serious problem, you'd be right. I am going to try to fit all of this into the one room I am moving into. Whatever I can't fit will require severe sorting. NO there will be no trashing unless it's the two small bags of scraps I have currently hiding under the futon in the 2nd bedroom. Guess that's one good thing about going from a 2 bedroom duplex to ONE ROOM - limited space.

While I've been packing I remembered why I started knitting and crocheting again. I took up the hobby I had set aside because (1) my small motor skills are such I had to give up cross stitch years ago, (2) I love learning the new techniques and creating gifts for family and friends and (3) it fills up the time at night keeping my hands and minds occupied with doing something useful instead of wishing I had a boyfriend/husband. The good news is I will be living in a house with two guys who are like family and I won't be alone unless I want to be.

Remind me of that next time I complain about having to put a robe on to go to the kitchen, will ya? And when I have to limit my yarn purchases.

For now, though, these are serious addictions. I am almost ashamed that people are going to see this when they come to help me pack the next two weeks. David, of course, already knows and Adam has a clue. But the other people... they're in for a shock.

Don't think anyone other than a true knitter/crocheter has ever seen someone in the full blown throes of a serious yarn addiction. At least THEY understand the compulsion.

Anyway want to form a support group? :)


  • At 12:52 PM, Blogger Brooke Knits said…

    well, I would say it's cheaper than booze, or say, crack, but i'd be wrong.. both additions are probably cheaper than yarn - good yarn.. and we would send you off to a padded cell if you started saying things like "I just purchased a TON of Red Hart, have you heard of it? it's great stuff" LOL>


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