This post seems vaguely familiar. So I've probably written about this before. I like yarn. No, I've had unhealthy addictions to buying yarn in the past. Right now, my bank balance and the lack of space for more yarn in my stash is preventing me from adding anymore (though there was some organic DK merino screaming at me to purchase it a week or so ago here along with some peachy elan at Skeinz last week...but I resisted after carting it and closing the window)
I was just saying to someone earlier this week that I started writing and selling patterns to fund my habit. Actually, that wasn't quite true. Before the writing patterns, I was a custom knitter, working long hours each evening on items for other yarn lovers without the time or inclination so that I could earn my few $ per hour to buy more yarn.
One of my biggest problems these days when it comes to yarn (besides now finding the space to house it as I knit fast...but I purchase more yarn than my fingers can keep up with) is WHO to buy yarn from! There are such a lot of amazing dyers out there now. I can quickly count off the top of my fingers 5 friends with yarn dyeing/selling businesses! Tricky! And dangerous for bank balances.
So I thought I'd do a series of blog entries soon about them and the lovely dye jobs and FOs that have resulted from them.
And whilst I'm here...here is a photo of my stash. Eeeek.
But it can't be that much yarn really if I can fit it all into this picture right? And some of them I've had and admired for years, but just don't know what I can make out of them these days, it's a little nerve wracking thinking about casting on a few of them. So those ones may be destined to be admired in the skein forever more.