Well I do. And now, now we have a roof leak and while we wait for the roofer and wait to see if his repair job works, everything in my room is squished over into a three foot strip along the edge of my bed. My only seating is now on the bed. So I sit on the bed knitting, and staring into the closet of doom. With the exception of my camera bag on the floor and a very tiny plastic Christmas tree on an upper shelf, every thing you see in that closet is craft related and 95% of it is yarn. And that's not even all the yarn. I'm completely overwhelmed. It's actually making me a little bit depressed thinking about the fact that I will never ever live long enough to knit up all that yarn.
And with that in mind, I swore to myself that when I went to the trunk show, I'd only buy one skein. One. One single, solitary skein.
|Yarn Haul from the Dying for Art trunk show at Yarn Matters, Williamsburg, VA|
And so I came home with eight skeins and a new tote bag. Good grief!
I don't even have concrete plans for them. The top two skeins, that purpley gray and the red multi colored, plus the light blue multicolored on the bottom row are all DK weight and will be socks. Or maybe fingerless gloves, but most likely, socks. I desperately need new socks. I just don't want to knit socks anymore.
All the rest are fingering weight and will most likely be shawls. The gold and navy skeins on the bottom row are Urth Harvest and I plan to use them together. I just love that navy and gold together. I also feel slightly better about my purchase because Urth plants a tree for each skein sold. I may be overwhelmed by my yarn closet but it's helping to save the world. The other skeins are all my friend Martha's, or more specifically, Dying for Art yarns.
And that bag! Well, I needed a bag. Okay, okay. I needed another bag like I needed another skein of yarn. But look at it! How could I resist such an adorable bag? Besides, it has pockets galore and is big enough to hold an interchangeable needle set, a medium sized tool bag, a large sweater, the start of two shawls, a wash cloth project bag and a few spare skeins of miscellaneous yarns that may also turn into shawls at some point. You know, just in case I run out of knitting and need to start a new project on the fly. And yet while big enough to hold all that, it doesn't feel like a huge, gigantic project bag. Besides, it has alpacas and lamas on it. No one, including alpaca farmers, can agree whether they are alpacas or lamas so I'm saying it's both. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.