Knitting nemesis

7 Jan

Look at them, all lined up so cutely, so temptingly, in my local yarn shop yesterday: skeins of Kidsilk Haze. The most yummy balls of yarn, all soft and squishable like baby kittens, in glorious colors. (I’m particularly taken with the orange and blue nestled together so nicely on the top row).

But this is how they get me, every time. They look sooo sweet, and I think “surely, I can have just one!” So over the years I have purchased…let me think–I’m going to be totally honest with you, here: I have purchased at leastseven skeins of this stuff.

Guess how many projects I have finished from this yarn? Not one, ever. I have made one cuff from a set of two, one half of a scarf, and one third of another scarf. Not once have I been able to reach completion with what I envision, while standing here being tempted by this particular rack of frothy fiber. It’s just too cobwebby to work with, too fragile and temperamental…or else it’s just too far a division between fantasy and reality: what I see in mind’s eye contemplating the spun wool, versus what comes off my needles once I’ve had my way with it.

Sigh. It is not to be, my lovely little skeins of fuzz. No more with you. I will go home and squeeze one of the seven colors to which I have already fallen prey.

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3 Responses to “Knitting nemesis”

  1. Jenny January 7, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

    I know that feeling all too well. Although I did finish a cowl using Debbie Bliss Angel together with another yarn. I’m always getting sucked in my the pretty and squishy too.

  2. ReadyThreadSew January 8, 2013 at 2:49 am #

    It’s lovely to see you back blogging 🙂 I also love to read blog posts that remind me why I must never buy (more) yarn. It may feel scrummy, and the samples in the shop might look gorgeous, but I have to always remember that I never, ever finish knitting or crocheting anything bigger than a hat (and that’s only with a chunky yarn).

    • handmadejulie January 8, 2013 at 7:55 am #

      Thanks! It’s good to be back.

      I don’t know why it’s so hard to find reason over emotion, when it comes to yarn!

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