I am currently experiencing a glut of yarn.
First my friend Lori (a fellow knitting teacher and excellent human being) gave me some AMAZING yarn – some Wollmeise fingering and Numa Numa DK. There wasn’t room for it, so I went through my stash, chucked anything I didn’t love, and photographed most of the rest for my Ravelry stash page. (By the way, when I say I chucked yarn, I mean I literally chucked it in a pile next to my stash bureau. It’s still there.)
Then I went through my Ravelry queue, which I recently got down from something insane like 13 pages to a manageable eight pages. I went through it again and got it down to six pages. MUCH BETTER! Then I added a bunch of stuff I have to knit RIGHT NOW. But! It is still six pages!
Then I started hearing back from yarn companies I’d contacted with enquiries about yarn support for design ideas. And got more than one “yes.” (Luckily for different projects – oh my god, can you imagine if I’d doubled up my requests and…I can’t even think about it. I would never do that.)
THEN I was clicking around on Etsy, as one does, and I saw it. THE plummy-purple yarn OF. MY. DREAMS. And it happened right after I saw a painting on Pinterest of a girl wearing the most divine hat. And…I decided I had to make a hat with that purple and some grey. So I spent two days chatting with the dyer about her different yarn bases and different greys and since I had some money in Paypal from selling my new patterns I just…bought them. Because.
And now I am looking around at my half-finished pattern set (it’s a costume for boys and it’s awesome), my eight million swatches-in-progress (first deadline for submissions is next week and I haven’t even started that one), and the various Christmas presents I’m working on (after a five year break I am knitting for Christmas again), and I realized.
I am INSANE.
Somehow, wanting to Knit All The Things has turned into trying to Knit All The Things.