Sunday, June 17, 2007

single skein syndrome

I have a problem. My name is Abby, and I buy single (or maybe two) skeins of really lovely yarns, and then don't really have an idea of what to do with it. When I'm feeling drunk from whatever it is that they pipe into yarn stores to tamper with my discretion and better judgement* I think: hey, this would make a very pretty scarf! All fine, except for the fact that I have more scarves than I know what to do with. Really.

*Somehow, yarn websites can also pipe those fumes through my computer (back when I bought yarn (ha! right. Like I haven't been acquiring yarn this year**)).

**Dare I imagine how bad the yarn acquisition would be without the Knit From Your Stash pledge? No.

So. I'm feeling burdened by the little single skeins lying in my stash. Over the past few days, I've been making a list of those skeins, and the projects (not scarves! not socks! but some sock yarn!) that I'd like to knit with them. (It's been a very quiet week in the office, so I've been doing a lot of yarn daydreaming.) The list is very long. I'm going to have so many holiday gifts to give this year!

I'm not going to knit socks for a while (except to finish up some seconds). I want some bigger needles, and portability... so it looks like there are going to be many hats and baby items coming up.

The picture shows the yarn for Round One of the Single Skein Syndrome Reduction project. It's going to be a great summer!

1 comment:

Brenda said...

Some lovely yarns! I wish you much success with your Single Skein Syndrome Reduction project! I have a few myself and have contemplated investing in a knitted toys pattern book.