(Posted on May 1, for April 29, 2011 - A to Z)
It would be a sacrilege for a knitter like me to blog about something else other than
Yarn - for the letter Y.
Yarn to the knitter is like:
- Blood to your body
- Flour to bread
- Candy to Halloween
I do knit with yarn, do make sweaters and socks and hats and scarves, but over the years I have had to create another description for myself because "knitter" doesn't really capture the scope of my yarn stash. I am now a "collector" of yarn. You see, my current "stash" (a knitter's term for yarn they own, but have not knit up), my current stash is more of a collection in size and diversity. I enjoy knitting, but I also enjoy the ownership. I love being able to go down to my basement and "shop" in my own "yarn store", where nothing is for sale, where I am the only customer, where I don't have to wait for a sale.
I won't outlive all my current yarn stash. I once figured out that knitting 5,000 yards a year, I could knit for 23 years without purchasing yarn. And at that time I was appalled! Ridiculous to have so much yarn, I thought! Maybe I should get professional help to curb my desire to acquire more??
Nah! That was one stupid idea and I dismissed quickly.
Now it is a collection. I am happy and proud to have it. I love every skein. I am a yarn collector.
So much better a term than