A Portion of Ellen's Yarn
I know that I have yarn attention deficit disorder (YADD). I'm sure you do too! When I purchase a new yarn, I want to try it out right away. I can't let well enough alone and just knit or crochet a swatch, label with the size hooks I used and wrap it all up in plastic until I decide on a project. No way. I have to jump right in and start a project with my new yarn. Of course, this project is usually large-ish and I get bored with it after a few days or I change my mind on how to use the yarn. The abandoned project and the yarn will sit in a tote bag with the hooks, needles, notes, etc. until I get back to it. Sometimes, I may not get back to a project for years, thereby tying up the totebag, needles, etc. My house is full of half-started projects. I keep buying the same size needles and hooks over and over again because most of my supplies are buried in these totebags with the new-ish yarns and incomplete projects. All of this "yarn-crastination" happens because I whip up small projects in-between the larger ones. I often will crochet up squares for a charity afghan, scarves for U.S. soldiers, washcloths for gifts, etc.
Some stitchers call these larger, abandoned projects WIPs or Works in Progress. You can also refer to the neglected projects as UFO's or Unfinished Objects. This illness can be titled anything you want, but it's serious and I'm afflicted! Oy! You'd think that after over 35 years of this behavior, I'd change.
Last year I went thru all of my totebags of projects and sorted out the yarn, supplies, etc. into bins and shelves that darling Mr. Larry provided for me. Well, that was last year. I'm 8 months behind on my yarn-sorting duties. I love to take photos of my new projects and post them. Once in awhile, I'll write about a finished project. Think about it, you'll rarely see a large finished project on my blog.
OK, my blog is my confessional. You are the priest. Hi, my name is Ellen and I'm a yarn-a-holic. But, you already knew that. How will I ever gain absolution?
Below, see some of my WIPs and UFOs.
My Brother's Cardigan Vest
Cascade Wool...Almost Finished
The "Ana Tank" - Blue Heron Yarn
My Boss's Granny Square Afghan
I have finished this, except for adding the border
One Sad Slipper, Looking for a Partner
Lizard Ridge Crochet Samples
I purchased TONS of gorgeous Noro online for this project!
Labels: yarny stuff