Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Enable Me

I'm such a joiner, I can't even stand it. I swear, I've got a sickness! What is it about knitting that compels me so much?

Now, before you start to think "Here she goes again", no, I did not buy anything (today). But I've been thinking about this since last weekend, when my attempt at covert stash enhancement failed miserably. (About that? When attempting to hide yarn purchases from your husband, DO NOT hide them in the car. That'd be his domain, and will guarantee you to be BUSTED!).

It's a compulsion, it's an obsession, it's stress relief... Let me give you an example. I mentioned a few posts ago that I just started listening to podcasts. Right now, I'm listening to She-Knits, and it's great.

So Sharon is addicted to bags. Loves them to bits, it's practically all she knits. Now, myself, I've never been particularly interested in knitting bags or felting. But since I've started listening to this podcast, I've become increasingly obsessed with knitting and felting a bag (specifically this one). It's made with Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted, which Ariadne sells. I'm just itching to drop everything and go.

Trouble is, following the covert stash enhancement fiasco, I made a solemn oath to my husband (and more importantly to myself) that I wouldn't buy any more yarn (except for my Secret Pal! or using gift certificate money!) until Rhinebeck. Seriously, I've got more than enough yarn to last me until then (*snort* who am I kidding? At the rate I knit, I could probably knit for 5 years with my sock yarn stash alone).

Besides, I know for a fact that when it comes to the yarn binge, the compulsion to cast-on dies almost as soon as you receive the yarn.


OK, a quick note to my Secret Pal. I've noticed through reading other peoples' SP12 questionnaires that I'm a total weenie, and that the question regarding my favourite scent had nothing to do with which perfume I wear (still shuddering in disbelief that I wrote L'Instant de Guerlain. Well La-dee-Da!!! What was I thinking???). So I've amended the questionnaire.

Happy Knitting Everyone!


Anonymous said...

noted! and *love* that bag- I can't wait to see how it turns out....;)
your secret pal

kate-the-enabler said...

I'm so behind with comments it's sick.....

1 - D**n cool this whole secret pal thing. I love the idea and will live vicariously through your posts. (and if you like the Guerlain scent, you like shame in that ;) )

2 - My house and honda in your pic. hee. Not, I have to admit, anywhere near as nice as your new Honda. Very very good colour choice. The guy standing with it looks just fine too.. :) (that one's for you, MrHide)

3 - You should totally do that bag (things Celtic..I cannot resist).

4 - Rhinebeck? Really? June-July-August-September-most-of-October?
Oh dear. That's gonna be tough. Um. Go Tara. You can do it. (you can come pretend to buy my tiny stash if that help)


Mrhide said...

can anybody guess what Tara is asking for her birthday?! (june 27th)

thanks for the color .. had to fight for it but everybody tells me it's nice!

oh.. and we'll be playing Guitar Hero 3 tonight...and tomorrow...and probably all weekend!


birana said...

I agree this bag is very nice! Rhine beck it's still far, but i'm working on stop buying too becasue of the house and it's soo hard! It's like to quit smoking(maybe it's a too strong compare but..) Funny for the secret pall question.. it's a kind this i can easilly do when i go to fast (almost all the time)