Friday, June 2, 2006

Uh huh.

On my way home this evening from another adventurous fiber filled day, I wondered about what it is that causes some of us to go out and buy more & more yarn when we have so many projects on the hook already.  Didn't I just load up at an awesome sale at Knit Together last Saturday?  Didn't I just load up at the Massachusetts Sheep & Wool Fair on Sunday?  Well, then, what would bring me to go out shopping for more?

Would you believe it's all 
Amy's fault?   Yeah.  Really.  It is!  She had to go and post about this fantastic fitted tank top she created using a pattern where you plug in your own measurements and then it custom creates the pattern for you.  Uh huh.  I can see you're now getting the picture, but maybe I should provide a few more details in my defense.

I go, because of Amy, and check out the link she provided to the pattern.  Uh huh.  I then go and print out such said pattern.  Uh huh.  And then I start reading the pattern.  Uh huh.  I see it right there -- I need a fiber with a little bit of stretch to it.  So I make a mental note because I normally do not have "stretchy yarn" in my stash.  So then
Margaret goes and gets in on the act and gives me a bit further ammo for enhancing my yarn stash ... she goes and announces a yarn sale.  No not a little yarn sale where saying "No, maybe next time," will suffice.  Oh no, no, no!  She has to tell us of a terrific yarn sale that cannot be missed!  Uh huh.  And I happen to know this store with the "can't be missed sale" carries the stretchy yarn for the tank top I have in mind.  Uh huh. 

So then Grace, my partner in fiber hording, er collecting,  instant messages me last night and asks what I'm doing today.  Uh huh.  We got together today and drove on over to the Yarn and Craft Box -- and uh huh --  I bought the yarn.  God, I'm weak.  I can't seem to say no to yarn!

I feel like a cat who got into a box of catnip -- my mind is on nothing but the yarn & the pattern Amy got me hooked on.  Has anyone seen where I placed my crochet hook?  Sherri, don't make me come over there and order a new one!  ((grins))  Uh huh.


Anonymous said...

Dee, wow, I was surprised to see my name mentioned in your post! I guess I should be sorry for encouraging you to increase your stash, but I'm not! You are going to love this tank top when you finish it. I can't wait to see a photo!

Amy, yarnaholic,

Anonymous said...

Hi Dee,

Sing with me..."I might as well face it I'm addicted to yarn...."
You can find all the lyrics to my filk song on my blog but you have to scroll down a bit: