Tuesday, December 09, 2008

My name is Jo and I am an addict

Crowd: Hi Jo.

Jo: I've been addicted to yarn for a few days now, surfing Webs, KnitPicks and even Joann to get a virtual fiber fix. The problem is, I want so much yarn right now that I know it would take me forever to start and finish all of the projects I want to knit. Like, I've had 7 skeins of KnitPicks Cadena in Saffron (gorgeous color, isn't it?) in a my shopping basket for weeks, but I haven't bought it. Yarn is pricey (albeit cheaper than buying a custom sweater out of the fiber) and I'm a tightwad. I keep thinking that it doesn't hurt to look, but I'm beginning to get a serious case of wool envy.

But that's not my only problem. I'm also up to my ears in holiday knitting. Right now I'm working on or about to start knitting:

1 pair of fingerless mittens
2 pairs of socks
4 hats
1 scarf

All of these projects for other people are keeping me from knitting something pretty for myself. I think I felt this way last year after knitting one to many damn hats. I now have to knit four more F@#$ING HATS! Two of which are supposed to be earflap hats for siblings.

But all I want to do is buy some nice, cushy yarn and knit something for me.


Olivia said...

Hehe! I saw a job lot on Craigslist the other day - about 4 or 5 giant rubbermaid tubs of yarn for about $500. As soon as I saw it I thought, "That would keep Jo in yarn for a lifetime!" :P

Kyla Bea said...

lol Oh I hate the feeling of delaying things for me because of things for other people, I've put my Etsy shop on hold because of it. I just moved into my first house - I want to be able to make things that can make it beautiful for a while before I can put effort into other people's things.

That wool sounds amazing.
I'm not following the link for the sake of my financial security.