Monday 17 June 2013

Confessions of a Yarnaholic...

Psssssssst, want to see my stash?!

Isn't it beautiful? I could waste a day just sitting & gazing at each hank, skein, ball & cake looking at the colour, the sheen, feeling the texture & imagining what will be created with it.

I confess - I am a yarnaholic!  You may be able to see that there is no acrylic in my beautiful collection, but please don't think I'm a yarn snob.  I just hate acrylic. No matter what I do with it, how neatly I try to work, how closely I watch my tension, how carefully I wash & block it, whatever I make with acrylic yarn always disappoints me. I wish I could knit or crochet with it - it's so much cheaper & most brands have a huge array of colours in the same yarn - but I just don't know how to deal with it.  So I don't!  

Believe it or not, I have plans for almost every inch of the yarn here - there are very few impulse buys.  & there's nothing worse than feeling the urge to start making something on a Monday & having to wait until Saturday because you don't have the right yarn!

Ok - enough gazing lovingly at it - time to get back to knitting with it!  I'm hoping to have my re-worked neckwarmer pattern on here by Saturday. I know it's weird posting a neckwarmer pattern in June, but a couple of people have contacted me on Ravelry lately to say they've not been able to open the old version, and it's been bloomin' freezing here in the Valleys of South Wales for the last few days - this morning I was wishing I'd finished my new version so I could wear it in the office!!!


  1. Wow, now that is one impressive stash! I think it even rivals my bins full of hand spun yarn I take for sale to shows.

  2. And it's mine...allllll mine! Mwahahahahahaaaaa! :o)