Thursday, March 11, 2010

I have an obsession...

...with yarn. On one hand I would love the make these precious little chicks with their little side-by-side Easter eggs...but my obsession has kind of stopped at the scarf. For a bit I was telling myself "okay, you've got the scarf down, now it's time to conquer the hat, and then the socks, and eventually little knitted chick-a-dees" Okay, I never thought I needed to knit chicks, but the other stuff, yeh. But I've had a realization. I love yarn and I love knitting. I don't have a burning desire beyond that. The only real problem I see is that I am going to end up on that hoarding show because I will be buried alive in scarves.

So I am thinking of starting a scarf etsy shop. What do you think? I am thinking that spring might not be the right season - but hey, it's cold in Australia, After having spent some time at Purl while here in New York I do know that I need to do something to be able to feed my habit. At home we have Hill Country Weavers, here it's Purl. Both fabulous in their own different ways. Bellow is my recent haul from Purl.
I guess there is something about working with your hands. As much as I do love to watch tv, it's hard for my hands to be idle. Knitting totally solves that. Thank you Casey for teaching me to knit. I sincerely thank you for the skill and I sarcastically thank you for the yarn addiction.

2 comments:

Mare said...

i think that is a GREAT idea! And you are right! It is cold somewhere in the world all the time! ;)I've decided to keep knitting and crocheting for my shop even when it is warm here for that very reason. And i KNOW you can make those little chicks with all the talent you've got! Just take a deep breath and jump in!

Kate said...

Ahh, yes. I'm in the same boat. Scarves? Yes. Granny squares? Check. Anything else? Nope, not at all. I love yarn, though. Sometimes I buy the stuff I like (but only one skein) just to display it in pretty baskets in my house. It always looks nice and it's the only way I can justify hoarding the stuff.