A yarny life is a strange one. You spot a project, fall in love with it, acquire pattern and yarn and realise you can’t start it just yet on account of all the Work In Progress and the Not Yet Started and the Relegated Things in the back of the cupboard because you just got fed up pile.
So you make some wonderful resolutions.
Number one- Use Stash (that’s the leftover yarn and the yarn you just had to have but have no idea what to make with it)
Number Two- Complete all work in Progress
Number Three- decide what to do with the Relegated Bags in the cupboard, because you could really use the space and they make you feel miserable.
Number Four- Make the Not Yet Started things.
Number Five- Reward self with lovely new things to make.
Only I discovered it doesn’t quite work that way. At least for me. I was very good at the leftover yarn pile- blankets etc for charity. However I hardly noticed the space I created.
Work in progress, was all right till I got to the Christmas project, who does Christmas at Easter- hid that in bag in Guest bedroom.
Relegated projects- one went to a charity shop, the rest remain hidden.
Which took me to the not yet started, and the realisation that what seemed like a top notch project had not been started for some very good reasons- like the yarn is weird or the pattern is hard. and a gradual realisation that the yarny mojo had just plain gone.
But emails from yarn companies continued to arrive. I looked at the little fellow who had popped up from the Knitting Network and followed the link last week.
I just have to make him! But wait there is a wonderful quite small crochet blanker kit too which I fancy, well it will make the postage more worthwhile if I order two projects.
I can hardly wait but if I am quick I can just finish the cushion which I have been slowly plodding with a row at a time. The thing with it was I could see that it was not going to look like the picture on the pattern. I had already frogged it once. ..Never mind I got to the end, and no it doesn’t look like the picture on the pattern at all.
But hey it’s a squashy cushion. And meantime my package has arrived. Hurrah. And oh my another eamil has popped into the inbox, another James Brett pattern for the party time yarn, the wonderful bright colours which Master T adores and look this pattern just goes up to a 30″ chest which he is now, Hurrah, order sent for this…
Is the mojo returning?
I start to crochet the granny squares, I dig out another project from the not yet started pile which I should do before the Polar bear. All is good again. It turns out this one is not weird at all, it’s rather nice. Yarn love has returned.
Have you ever decided to finish things and go on a yarn diet only to loose the love you feel for all things yarn? Or is it just me?
As it is Yarn Along time here is the book I just started, I think it’s going to be a good one.
Linking with Ginny for the