Friday, June 25, 2010

Yarn Diet

I was on a yarn diet, I gave it up...I'm not so much a crocheter, as I am a yarn hoarder..Yes, I hoard yarn...I watch that A&E tv show called "Hoarders" or the other one "Buried Alive: Hoarding" and I think - that could be me!

As a teacher, I naturally tend toward hoarding, we were told this year to streamline and declutter, as we are going to have large class sizes next year. I'm also moving to a room with no storage...I packed up more than 20 boxes and they are in my storage bin now....I will probably bring more up when I unpack in my new room in August..

I also have more than 25 crates of yarn in storage and a ton of it sitting behind me right now in the computer/yarn/extra room...

Yesterday I bought this at WEBS:

That is: 5 skeins Claudia Handpainted (2 for the blog prize)
10 skeins Debbie Bliss cashmerino chunky (been looking for this color)
2 skeins of Misti Alpaca Handpainted DK weight (I have 4 skeins of the super chunky in this color)
2 skeins Misti Alpaca worsted (cuz I liked the colors)
1 skein Rowan Calmer (I have a lone skein and bought another to make a hat)
1 Schoppelwolle ball in cranberries (bought another last week, they only had 1 and I wanted 2)
1 skein Madelinetosh tosh sock in lichen (cuz oh so pretty!)
1 skein Spud and Chloe sock (cuz I've wanted to use this yarn)

I took my yarn diet tag down from the side of this blog, cuz I am pathetic and it is summer and I will be visiting LYS's. The HUBS doesn't comment about my yarn, we are also overrun with his cd's (but in full disclosure, he did own a store of them). We both buy tons of books, too.

So this is my vice...It makes me happy...I don't drink, smoke, or I guess, except for my pocketbook, noone gets hurt...

Now to spend the day logging it on Ravelry (I already have over 700 yarns logged on there)


Judy said...

What beautiful yarn!!!!

lori said...

that's what I'm saying too! I don't smoke, drink, kill people, lie (well, a little bit if it will only save someone's feelings), or cheat. So what if I like a little yarn now and then. We hoarders have to stick together on this one.

The Knitwit Knitter said...

I agree with you, you could be hooked on worst than yarn. That is the same thing I tell my husband!! lol

pip said...

Blimey!! 25 CRATES!! that really IS a stash... I'm impressed ;) you could always open a hobby shop and call it stock;)

Shelby said...

Oh yummy! Such gorgeous yarns.