I'm an addict!!!
I need a 12 step program!
"Hello, my name is Pheelya and I'm an addict....
I just cast off 2 pairs of socks and swore I would not cast on another till I finished 2 more pairs of the remaining 3! Yes, I had 5 pairs of socks on needles! FIVE! For someone who swore when she started knitting she would never knit sock I had, yes count them - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 - 5 pairs of socks on needles!! 2 down - 3 more to go. And, what did I do today? Can you guess?? Uh you guessed it! I cast on ANOTHER pair of socks! I need therapy!
BUT - O! M! G! I LU-HU-HUV this yarn!! I couldn't resist the color any more. Even thought it was wrapped up in tissue paper - I knew it was there. Lurking.... calling to me... I swear I heard it speak to me every time I opened my closet of yarn... whispering.... "knit me.... you know you want to.... come on, cast me on...." *oh the temptation* It's been calling to be ever since I bought it at Stitches East.
Today, I just couldn't take it anymore. I tried to resist. I did. Really. I swear! HONEST! *Don't mock me because you KNOW you've all been there!* But the force was strong today. If you were in my house today you would have heard it too, the yarn, call me, mocking me....
"Resistance is Futile!"
*yes, yes, I know I just cross referenced Stars Wars with Star Trek*
And then, I thought I had resist. Really I did! Then I heard it again on my way to Knit Night...
"Strength is irrelevant. Resistance is futile."
Uh oh, now I was hearing it in the car. Can't be. Am I going crazy? I must be. *hey, no comments from the Peanut Gallery over there* That yarn is at home... in the yarn closet.... wrapped in tissue paper.... So I thought.
I heard whisperings as I walked into Panera's to join my knitting group...
"You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile."
I sit down and open my knitting bag and right there, right on top of all my other projects, mocking me... was THE yarn! And I heard it again....
"I am Locutus of Borg. Resistance is futile. Your life as it has been, is over. From this time forward, you will service... us."
So, I gave up trying and cast on another pair of socks :)
Oh, the yarn? You want to know about the yarn? And here I thought you had read through all of that because it was entertaining! *grin*
The yarn is Yarn Love's Marianne Dashwood in the colorway of Summer Sangria (Wine, burgundy, maroon, claret. Kettle dyed) The picture below just does not capture the intense richness of this color. Oh so nice to work with!
"Resistance is, and always has been, futile." -- Locutus to Captain Picard
Wednesday, January 21, 2009