Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Hello, my name is Jennifer and I'm a yarnaholic. I'm not quite sure how I got this way. I think it's the first time my mother suggested that I try out knitting. No, no I told her. I can't get into another hobby. Beading has taken over my life. Just try it, she told me. Two years later and we have the stash as it is today. Needless to say I am on a yarn diet. I'm going cold turkey. No more yarn for me until I've whittled down the stash at least three plastic boxes full. I mean it now! I can stop whenever I want. After the last two shipments of yarn come in, I'm done I tell you! Yarn does not control me, I control the yarn! Did I mention the same person who handed me my first knitting needles, also bought me the sewing machine? My mother, the enabler... I also have pics of my lovely SP gifts that I talked about in my last post. Heehee!!! (Rubs hands together with glee.) I also finished seaming up the Oh Sherri short cardi for my friend. I hope she likes it. I used a 100% cotton yarn called Venezia. It took almost 8 hanks to make it, but it feels really great next to the skin. For a cotton, this yarn was easy on the hands too. I modified the pattern by adding a seed stitch border to the cuffs, hem and collar. Oh, and about the stash shot, Jess suggested that we share our favorite yarn in our stash. Mine is tie between Koigu and Cascade 220. I love them both, and have a lot of both. I'm also supposed to tag a few people and throw down the challenge of showing off the stash and sharing their fave yarns... I think I'll tag Renada, Elspeth, and Jenifer. Come on ladies! I'll leave you with a funny missed lyric as coined by my 3 year old. Today as we were listening to a CD on the way home from school, he asks for a song. Now this is what I heard, "I want Candy in my Eels song, mama." Upon further conversation, I realize that what he want to hear is Jamiroquai's Canned Heat. There's a line that goes, "I've got canned heat in my heels, tonight, baby." Thus the Candy in his eels. Kids are too cute.