Tuesday, December 15

yarn lust...

dearest readers, i am pleased to report that mossy shed now has yarn.
one cream yarn ball was found upon my doorstep courtesy of my lovely neighbor Trish and twenty seven yarn balls courtesy of my man


as i was lovingly putting them to bed last night, in our glass credenza so any passing strangers and my folks would be able to admire them, my man walked in
"what are you doing, you can't do that, the yarn is for christmas, i need to have that so i can wrap it" he announced, then continuing with
"how much yarn did you get Tif? seriously do you really need all of that, i had no idea you meant that much yarn, i think you've gone a little overboard."

i turned to face my benefactor and now it would appear my disputant.
(did you like those words, me too! i found them with the help of darren dictionary, he truly is quite the helpful little fellow at times such as these)
"listen carefully" i said, slowly and calmly, whilst stroking the mustard colored sweetie in my hand
"i have nine months to get through, nine WHOLE months, do you comprendre me? this is my one and only opportunity to go forth and buy acrylic yarn from the shelves of a new store. i think bearing that in mind, you may note, twenty seven balls is not, i repeat NOT very much to last a girl with a 'hook' addiction"

he started backing away from me and my ball of mustard delight...
"and as for putting away until Christmas" i carried on, with a 'protective mother' look in my eyes, "i refuse to give them up... i cannot possibly wait until the 25th to get my hands on these lovelies. so don't touch the yarn, do you hear me... DON'T touch it"
by this time he was somewhere else in the shed, knowing his deranged other half was slightly 'touched' with yarn lust and things could get ugly...

as i look upon my little yarn treasures this morning, admiring them, talking to them, trying to photograph them in all their glory, but failing miserably due to poor lighting and a limited amount of battery life found in a clock upstairs.
it occurred to me that i am none the better off.
for now i have a cabinet full of beautiful yarn in 'lusty' colors, so beautiful in fact that i don't want to use them, i want them to stay like this forever and ever.


she is thinking that perhaps she may be back to square one ~ Tif
footynote: due to my folks eminent arrival at the shed, i will see you on thursday... and did you notice little olive is still in training, quickity quick.
all she needs now is to practice with antlers on her head, i fear however the weight may slow her down

41 comments:

Bee said...

I love getting new yarn, you lucky gal. the bright, bold colours you have chosen are like jewels to behold. Too right, they deserve to be on prominent display, for you to lust over and conjure up new projects, not wrapped up for Christmas!

Bee x

www.beeandbuzz.blogspot.com

M* (Melanie) said...

I completely understand your desire not to move them, or use them. They do look stunning all lined up like good children in the playground.

Best of luck with resisting the urge to use them. If it were me, well think of a child alone with a biscuit jar...

Kate Kelleher Blue Sky Butterfly Studio said...

Your right, it does look nice on your shelves, and I can see it does not want to move, however I know you can make it look better, and even make it squeal with delight., You go girl. Unleash your 9 months supply in one night!!

Good Girls Studio said...

So you're a hook addict huh ;) I'm lusting after your rainbow of yarn!

Char said...

a smile just curled on my face and brought warmy, fuzzy thoughts. i love the colors and these photographs.

mandiegirl said...

Such pretty little balls of yarn! Love how they look!

Sam said...

Lol! I see your problem. They are definitely too beautiful displayed in your credenza, to be used.
Back to the sweater recycling? :-)

robyn said...

what a great way to display all your beautiful new yarn!

Christina Lowry said...

Love it! Definitely don't get between a woman and her yarn! :)

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

yarn lust..got to love that..

my new years resolution is to learn to knit.....

can't wait....

i'll be posting my attempts...i hope..

more later
best,
kary p.s. little olive is adorable...buddy says HI and Merry Christmas !

Bethel of Bethania said...

Ohhh my Tif... they all look so lovely in your glass buffet... I really think it might be a shame to use them too... maybe shift them around, try different colour combo, stroking them, smelling them, then putting them back, all nice & neat... NO... your OK nothing derangded about you at all... B

Lynda said...

Little Olive is so sweet, I never notice her until you mention it and then I have to go back and find her. I have mild yarn lust too, I always keep it for a while before I ruin it. But I am much worse with stationary, Iv'e got boxes of it. Thank you for writing such a great blog, I love it.

Suzanne said...

that was brilliant and made me laugh out loud!

(it also sounds very familiar as i have recently had similar interactions with my husband in regards to my display/collection of jewellery-making supplies. silly men. they just don't understand)

Rie said...

Hey, I think your "balls" display is awesome! And if you do eventually use them, your Mr will be able to see what is being used and hopefully restock!
Well, you can hint that anyway!

shan said...

Love the story and the beautiful rows of color. Have fun!

Geek+Nerd said...

Look at all of that lovely yarn! Yum-yum! I'm glad that you procured some, before being carted off to yarn rehab...

Sarah said...

Oh Tif you are a worry sometimes! How about starting with the cream balls, that way the coloured ones will still look peachy. Maybe you could frame a photo of them looking all so perfect so you can look back on perfection and crochet as well.

A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie said...

Oooh I love your yarn treasures, and they look so divine all nice and neat in their very own yarn cupboard. And, you're right, they are too pretty to touch! I just love your blog and your daily rants!
http://girlwhimsy.blogspot.com

dottie angel said...

oh, i knew you 'yarn lusty' lot would understand...

i have checked upon my yarn stash, after popping my weary folks to bed. it would appear my yarn is most happy and content and so, might i add, am i :)

see you on thursday...

sinnlighet said...

What a wonderful mix of images!!!

I hope your Christmas will be relaxed and beautiful!

Tomorrow, before I travel to India, I will start up a contest on my blog, welcome!

Peace and Love

Agneta from Sweden.... of course o;)

Lululiz said...

ROFL, men just don't get it, do they? Thats a pretty impressive stash of lovelies.

Laurie Anne said...

Little Olive is a dolly, and your yarn is lovely all snug in it's bed...I wouldn't want to use it either...Just ask hubby to buy you more...afterall he does need to get you a Christmas present ;) xx

Gigi said...

Ooooo lovely lovely yarn. Guys just don't get it, do they -- muggles!

Laura said...

I so feel for you! I have the same disease. I got it from my mother.

You will probably not be able to read this, but the pictures may speak for themselves
http://kniinkuinkoti.blogspot.com/2009/08/sulaa-hulluutta.html

45 balls of wool. 18 different colors. Even orange, which I pretend not to like.

And that's just one type of wool. Lots more in my wool chest. Just waiting for that inspiration to strike. And before that - what I sight for sore eyes!

Since those pictures, I confess this only you, as I am sure you will understand, I have bought some more. Because it was on sale, there was no walking past... And with that much already lying around, no one else will know... ;)

Elicia said...

goodness i'm glad you got some yarn. i hope you can start using the beauties though!

Deborah said...

beautiful! but I think you have room for about ten more balls of cream yarn. maybe your parents?

UmberDove said...

I would have spent no less than a full hour arranging and rearranging that spectrum of yarn and in the end, be no closer to digging in than you.


What you need is a gateway ball... just a little something to make you feel good...

bluecorduroy said...

wow!! that looks awesome! i have never before thought of decorating with my sewing supplies- but look- it's wonderful!!great colors!

your home is beautiful and such an inspiration to me! i tell you, every time i read your blog i get a major urge to rummage the thrift shop.

merry christmas! -emily

Mary Grace Thomas @ Test of Time said...

Love this story...and the beautiful work of art in your credenza!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Your yarn looks so beautiful displayed like that....what a wonderful idea!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Elissa said...

i totally understand because i am already figuring out where i could put one of those if i manage to thrift one and fill it full of yarn.

gorgeous!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Love all the colors and they do look like art, so lovingly displayed. I am sure you will get your hands and hook on them soon and create something fun. I love yarn, but it is all tucked away in drawers and cupboards and trunks. Happy creating! :) Tammy

jules said...

this sweet beauty might coax that yarn out of its cozy winter den:

http://www.thepeacefulpeacock.com/2009/09/autumn-inspiration/

my case of yarn lust has become so hopeless I had to learn to spin my own. which is technically secondhand since the fiber once belonged to a sheep. yes?

Inbal said...

You tell him Tif!
I went to visit my family and came back with a suitcase full of balls of acrylic yarn which I'm STILL using (since April!) so 27 balls should keep you busy for a while - if you ever have the heart to start using them :D

Annabelle said...

hahaha they look nice and snug in there! all shoulder to shoulder. Certainly don't look like they want to come out!

twila said...

Your yarn box is so cute...makes me want to start knitting...lessons?

Twila

twilasvintageclothing.com

Pam Aries said...

I found you by way of Wabii Sabii .... I love her..and when she posted your tree...I had t o come visit! I thin kyour blog is groovy..you are funny! Love all your creations!!

andrea creates said...

I think it looks great like that and now I want to go and buy a glass front credenza or case for them-
I might need 2 like that tho' (!)
p.s... I understand your yarn addiction ;)

Francesca said...

i think you're a bit of a yarnball. x

Callie Grayson said...

*giggles* completely understand the yarn lust. I too have a hook addiction!
My new years resolution is to stay away from the yarn store (at least until February!!) by then I will have blown threw my stash!!
xx
callie

malin said...

They look wonderful in their cabinet! And 27 is not in any way too much! And how clever to go and buy the yarn yourself - when I wish for yarn for presents, I always get the "wrong" yarns, from now I will wish for money and a trip to the yarn shop... Also - I so understand you, balls of yarn looks so pretty as they are, it´s sometimes difficult to use them. One should buy duplicates - one ball for the stash, one to be used...