Monday, May 21, 2012

Browsing

I have noticed that I am spending more time browsing for yarn and patterns on the Internet than I spend time knitting. I am always bemoaning the fact that I will NEVER knit through my stash (espcially of sock yarn) even if I knit 24-7/365.25...yet I spend hours and hours finding new yarn websites and searching Ravelry and other sites for pattens I will never knit with yarn that will just increase my stash because I will run out of time before I die to knit it all.

For example, so far today I have spent over 2 hours browsing and I have purchased 4 skeins of SOCK YARN!!! I MUST be crazy. I just found out that RedHeart (a yarn that I am not fond of) makes two sock yarns - 'Heart & Soul' and 'Stardust' and, since I am a push-over for sparkly and for brown (surprise) and since Amazon carries this 'Stardust' and I can get it delivered for free...what else was I supposed to do? I ordered 2 skeins - so I can knit 2-at-a-time toe-up socks. And then I have also just found out that Patons makes a STRETCH sock yarn - and doesn't that sound like a great idea - and it is self-patterning to boot and Amazon carries it - so  I HAD to order 2 skeins of that to knit more 2-at-a-time toe-up socks. I know you all understand...how many hours do you spend 'browsing' instead of knitting...probably more than you want to admit to:-) Now, I will post this blog post and really sit down to knit on a pair of socks I started months ago...but, who has time to knit when browsing and dreaming of the next project you will knit takes up so much of your time.

1 comment:

Knitman said...

You are not alone, dear. Not at all. xo