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David’s Yarn

Posted on 23 June 2011 by VinnieAve

By David Rosenthal

It didn’t occur to me when I started to knitting back in college how much yarn would take over
my life. Of course it didn’t happen all at once, it started off slow. At first, I would only buy yarn for
projects that I would be working on currently. And then it went downhill from there. Two things started to happen: 1) I started to buy yarn that I just thought look cool or interesting, 2) I would get yarn as gifts or as a way for people to get rid of yarn because they had too much yarn and wanted to get rid of some of it.

At this point I have a big plastic bin of yarn and I have no idea what to do with it. The yarn itself
is of many different colors and kinds. The bin sits right by me as I sit on my computer, so I’m always in constant reminder of how much yarn I have. This being said, if I’m out with friends and we pass by a yarn shop, I have the urge to go in. Plus don’t even get me started on Etsy makes it so much easier for me shop for yarn and not move anywhere.

Every time I walk into a shop or look around Etsy, several thoughts go through my head. The
first thing is that always passes though my head is “what are you doing? You know that you have so much yarn. “ The second thought is a voice yelling at me saying that I have too much yarn and I shouldn’t buy anymore. The last thought is  always something along the lines of I don’t have this other pretty yarn that I could have a lot of fun with. And it’s so pretty and I bet it’s soft too.
I know there are other people that do crafts that also have the same problem. I know its
borderline hording but something that I have fun with and it’s nice to have different projects. Even when I’m working on a project, I’m always looking at what to do next. There is always something else to knit. Always.

2 Comments For This Post

  1. SusanA Says:

    Yarn does that, even after giving up knitting for other crafts, I still have bags of yarn and find myself buying “interesting” yarns just in case I might need.

    An addiction to yarn is hard to break.

  2. david r Says:

    that’s what i hear from a lot of people. Granted I’m really trying to break the habit. If I ever try to break the habit, its not going to be an easy time. Of course of all things to be addicted to, yarn is not that bad.

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