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Might as well face it, I’m addicted to yarn!

My stash is growing to ridiculous proportions at the moment, and that’s the way (uh-huh uh-huh) I like it.  OK, so enough with the music puns!

I do try to keep a track on my staff on Ravelry, both in terms of trying at at least partially control my excesses (see my previous post on Curb your Woolly Impulses) and in terms of keeping a track of my spending so that I can plan my costings for my forthcoming adventures into Etsy…

But this adage I found on Facebook just about says it all…

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I’m sure like most crafters (especially those knitters and crocheters I have been lucky enough to meet) it is almost impossible to stick to one project at a time.  I need a bit of variety in my crafting life!

I’ve just finished these fingerless gloves, made in Debbie Bliss Cotton DK, which I finished with Art Deco-style buttons which I bought at a little market in Normandy.  I’m going back to France in June so am looking forward to finding some more stylish little trinkets like these…

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At the same time I was also working on my Shell Scarf, the first thing I have made for myself…  I’m not 100% thrilled with the way it has turned out, despite following the pattern to the letter, it seems to have been a bit uneven on one edge, so I patched it up a bit.

I have grown to really like the yarn though, Sirdar Americana has certainly grown on me.  It was a bargain-bin buy but looks far more attractive when made up.

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At the same time as all of these I was finishing Mum’s Infinity Scarf…

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and had also made a start on a knitted scarf for my cousin…

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as well as starting on my crocheted design for my Etsy shop.  Up until now I’ve had to rely as a beginner on Ravelry patterns (all copyright-free of course!), but I now feel able to begin designing my own patterns.  This V-Stitch pattern I’ve temporarily named V for Victory is my first attempt.  Although I usually only work in natural fibres with the occasional mix of acrylic, this is 100% acrylic – James C. Brett Marble Chunky – but the colours were absolutely gorgeous, so I couldn’t resist!

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I’m not sure the colours come out so wonderfully in this damp overcast light, but they are the jewel colours which I so admire.

Next weekend I’m off to the Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia, London.  Of course I will add more to my stash, and more projects to run concurrently and keep my interest, no doubt about that!

I’d be interested to hear about your WIPs – how many can you have ‘on the go’ at any one time?

Happy crafting!

Lou x

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2 thoughts on “Might as well face it, I’m addicted to yarn!

  1. Would definitely have to agree with not being about to stick to one project at a time:
    I have 2 blankets on the go (a large aran tweed one for my partner and a stupidly chunky made out 2 aran wools, a super chunky wool and a large 20mm hook),
    a sample of a basketweave stitch,
    samples of 2 wools I’ve spun out of tops felting wool,
    a chevron jumper,
    a cute amigurumi bunny,
    and a Japanese inspired top.
    Although I still feel the urge to start something else…

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