Archive for December 21, 2010
It hurts, but I have to frog hubby’s Christmas present – The Sterling. That’s the story with designing. The truth is there is alot of frogging involved, not to mention math ~ rip it, rip it.
Well, I am going to start over….maybe I will pull an “all nighter” and get it done in time. The good news is that I am on vacation beginning tomorrow and will have lots of extra hook time.
I have always loved yarn…..for as long as I can remember, I have always gotten immeasurable joy from the soft, cuddly feel of yarn fibers in my hands. I even remember as a very young child playing in both my mommy’s and granny’s stashes with envy. Once I hit about 8 or so, I would save up my money to buy the $0.99 skeins at Woolworth’s, Rose’s (do you remember this store?!?), and K-Mart. Soon, I graduated to JoAnn’s and Michaels, where I would easily buy 10 skeins at a time. And, then, about 5 years ago, I discovered luxury fibers and I have been hooked on them ever since. I remember my very first skein of super wash merino. I couldn’t, for the life of me, figure out why it felt so much softer than Red Heart. I finally knew then that not all yarns are created alike.
My yarn budget has increased dramatically (now at about $500/year – that does breakdown to only $40/month, though, and I do save up for major events like the MD Sheep and Wool festival), but I am drawn to the “good stuff” – like fish to water. It’s become an obsession really. I rarely even look at those lonely remaining cheap acrylics in my stash. When did I turn into a yarn snob? I totally need this tote from Yarn Play Café for Christmas. St. Nick are you listening?!? Yarn (the “good stuff”)and this tote will do.