Sunday, September 19, 2010


I think I'm experiencing the first symptoms of stash withdrawal. Or maybe it's hay fever. Maybe it's got something to do with the change in season. Whatever it is, it's getting pretty serious. I'm spending more and more time on Ravelry, looking at patterns (speaking of which, have you seen Celes? OMG) and queuing projects. I'm looking up indie dyers and browsing their selection of luxury fibers (cashmere... caaaashmeeeeeeere!!!).

I'm trying to stay focused on the projects I've got on the needles right now, trying to remember that I've got some really lovely yarn, even the odd skein of cashmere, that's been waiting to be knit for quite some time. At least 3 times this week alone, I found myself about to click "add to cart", already telling myself that "one little skein of yarn wasn't going to blow my entire budget" (well, this yarn might), and pulled myself back from the brink just in the nick of time.

I'm most definitely trying NOT to think about Rhinebeck and how I won't be going this year (which, come to think of it, is probably a good thing considering my condition).

I'm trying to accept my condition and stay focused, taking it one day at a time.

Hi, my name's Tara, and I'm a yarn-a-holic.


kate-the-enabler said...

hahahaha. Jared Floooooood. Jareedddd Flooooooood. 'nuff said. :)

Chantal B said...

Tu es trop, mais trop drôle!

Sinéad said...

Oh that silver Fyberspates looks divinely squishy. I got some Fyberspates at Knit Nation (sock yarn with silver in it) that I must try.
And I agree with Kate. Resistance to Jared is futile. I saw his blog post about that scarf and have been talking to myself since about how I have enough patterns, enough already dammit!
Although, if you're not going to Rhinebeck, perhaps a teeny consolation prize is in order??? :)

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Fyberspates is some yummy stuff...! I'm going through stash withdrawl too - havent bought anything but receive yarn as gift this year. I am thinking about ending my stash diet the same time as Rhinebeck would have been. I'm joining you in NOT thinking about not being able to go this year :( Pooey.

Mrhide said...

You need to come up with something like this for wool:

The 12 Steps of the Cloth Diapering Addiction

1. We admitted we were powerless over fluff — that our stash had become unmanageable.

2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves (other wise known as "Fluff") has taken our sanity.

3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the power of fluff as weunderstand it.

4. Made a searching and fearless search for the perfect diaper and will settle for nothing less..

5. Admitted to our high power, to ourselves, and to another human (babies count), and the washing machine the exact nature of our addiction.

6. Were entirely ready to have our higher power remove all poo stains from our diapers.

7. Humbly asked him/her/it that we ourselves not have to wear diapers soon. And if so that they be lined in sherrpa/fleece/oh so soft/flannel and changed on a regular basis.

8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed because we sat at the computer searching for the perfect diaper, and became willing to make amends to them all when they have their own children in the form of fluff. (Even if you have to buy dog diapers)

9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others when we "stole" "their" diaper before they could get on line and claim it themselves.

10. Continued to take diaper inventory and when they are not EUC promptly admitted it.

11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve to condition of which our diapers stay. Praying for knowledge of how to keep them stink free, bright, and absorbent.

12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other diaper addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

chudoland said...

Hi, I call myself knitoholic, but seriously I have to call me yarnholic. It's real pleasure to choose the patterns and they are a lots. Better that I relax gathering the yarn :-)

Laurie said...

Ha! And you're also an enabler - you just HAD to show me that Jared Flood pattern, didn't you? ;-) Rhinebeck? In my dreams...