Thursday, June 15, 2006

Knit Me!

I don't have much knitting progress to report, or weaving for that matter. I am totally enjoying working on Orangina and Green Gable, but they don't look too different from earlier this week. So I thought I'd go for the old stand by...

Yarn Porn.

I recently decided to go through my stash and see how much of the pretty stuff I could cram in my glass cabinet. (Trust me, the closet is crammed with other yarn, but it's not even worth looking at, just a bunch of leftovers and one skein wonders.)

Clearly, I am buying a lot of green-ish yarns lately. Greens usually only live on the bottom shelf with the browns. I had to shove some up with the blues and purples. I realized that in the past month I have purchased multiple skeins of yarn that are incredibly close in color.

I do love green. Well, I've simplified them into the color category "green". My live-in art director could easily spend the next 20 minutes arguing with me over what those colors are - grey-blue-green, yellow-green, grey-teal.

Rock on - that just justifies my purchases! They are not really the same.

However, it is time to stop reaching for the greens. I am simply out of room and the yarn now pushes itself up to the glass and wimpers "knit me!"

But uh, there is room in the reds/pinks/oranges category. So I'm filling that hole there in the upper left with this from here. What? It's totally in limited supply and you can't just go ANYWHERE to get it.

Wait a second...who am I trying to justify this to?


Anonymous Hilde C said...

This yarn porn of yours make me want to run to the shop and buy, buy, buy. Not healthy for my budget at all... I also love all those green colours :-)

3:51 PM  
Blogger Areli said...

Pretty yarn!

I am like that, too. I tend to buy a similar color over and over. Blues and Reds are what I gravitate towards :-)

4:49 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Saw your site on the WeaveRing. Welcome! Also a weaving newbie, but love the challenge of keeping all those threads from flying into absolute chaos. A good change of pace from knitting...By the way, where'd ya make your knit 'button'...wud like to add one of my own. Will look forward to your updates...

6:49 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

6:53 PM  
Blogger HPNY Knits said...

I also love tones of same colors. you can combine them in very subtle but gorgeous projects, since the changes a re subtle. Ahhhhh Brooklyn Spun. I tried very hard NOT to know when she was updating... Too late now... Yummie coral/pink you got there.

7:44 PM  
Anonymous aquaknits said...

I agree, they're all totally different greens (and so perfectly justified). I tend to lean towards all things blue, last year was orange, and I've only just begun to fall into pinks. Colors I'd never consider wearing before suddenly look amazing (well, cuz it's YARN). A well-rounded yarn stash keeps you diverse and interesting. I say cram that red/pink shelf for all it's worth. :)

3:55 AM  
Blogger jackie said...


Thanks for sharing!

7:30 AM  
Blogger michelleknits said...

Oh, I'm also working on orangina! In blue, which is very weird, cause I love orange, but that's the yarn I have!

ps: next event, I promise! The fixation is all waiting patiently for you!

11:29 AM  
Anonymous the kitchener bitch said...

justify what? that looks, er, completely reasonable as a stash. In fact I think you should go get more yarn STAT! You're missing significant portions of the color spectrum!

8:18 AM  

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