I’ve just visited a friend of mine who describes herself as a “Yarn Collector”. She is honest that she doesn’t always intend to use the yarn – she just wants to have it. Pet it. Stroke it. Love it.
Of course, part of my visit was being proudly shown her new acquisitions. It was a happy couple of hours pawing “pretty things”. 🙂
I dared to observe (and only ever say this if its a really good friend if you don’t want to find out how sharp a pair of Addi’s are), “Haven’t you gone a bit overboard? There lot of yarn here?”
She replied, “Yep, I know but you’ve got far more than me! You’re much worse…” 😯
I was taken aback and quickly decided my friend was in denial. The poor dear, how could she delude herself like that? The conversation moved on.
(Stay with me – there is a point to this ramble)
When I got home from my visit, I decided to start a new project to see me though some dental hell. I need both sides of my jaw numbed at once for two crowns. Nasty 🙁 Emily is in the annoying finishing stages and if do my scarf I’ll just finish it!
“I fancy some Kidsilk Haze” I thought “I wonder if I have enough for a garment?”
Do you remember when I made the Earth Stripe Wrap? I confessed to having 57.5 balls of KSH in stash…
I found a cute pattern in Rowan Studio 12 and went stash diving…
…I found some KSH…mostly odd balls and leftovers …and 2 packs of 10 balls …then I found more…and more…I moved a cat…behind the cat there was more…
Lots of it wasn’t recorded in my Ravelry Stash. I took photographic evidence and loaded it in.
For those of you on Ravelry, you can visit my stash here
The trouble with Ravelry is you can download your stash into Excel and do the arithmetic accurately – no “generous rounding” options in Excel!
How many balls of Rowan Kidsilk “something” (I’m including Haze, Night and Spray here) do you think I found?
I honestly don’t know how it happened – a bargain here, an ebay there, an “I need to buy something to cheer myself up”…
I don’t often genuinely shock myself but that number did it. Especially when, given that the average long sleeve garment takes 5 balls, that’s enough for 26 garments!
Want to see what 130 balls of KSH looks like??
There’s some other stuff in the bottom left corner of this box but it’s nearly stuffed with KSH.
Even Thug hangs his head when sneaking past!
Here’s my stash details so far. You can see my shame for yourself…
I think I must really have a problem. How can I buy so mush KSH and not realise? I am sounding like an addict even to myself – Lord knows how this post is reading to all of you out there!
And I thought my friend was in denial?! I owe her an apology…
Any thoughts on how to cure myself?
I did concider going “cold turkey and burning my KSH and never buying more…Yeah! Like that’s gonna happen!!
My first step is this post – admit to having a problem…
Step two – use up my stash…4 balls on the lacey top ?? It’s a start…
I’ve done this much!
Just 126 balls to go now…