Right then and there, I took a 'silent vow' to come to grips with my own Fiber Psychosis, and regain the 'Comfort and Calm' it once was for me. I'm sick and tired of worrying about what will happen to 'All My Stuff' when I'm gone. I knew talking with Alma would help. Here is her
In the beginning, I had no idea that a couple of sticks and a piece of string would culminate in a life of Knitting Stuff Addiction and a constant state of FiberComa. Most folks have an idea of how Yarn gets from Sheep to Shop, but only fellow knitters truly understand the implications of knitting and starting a Yarn Stash.
It's a full time job maintaining a Yarn Stash where at least 2 to 4 skeins of every color known to woman kind is right at your fingertips. In those colors it's imperative to have a variety of weights like Fingering, DK, Sport, Sock and Worsted. Then there is the yarn content....one can't use 100% wool for everything. Therefore, the stash must have silk blends, acrylics, cottons and whatever else is the latest in the YarnArama world. If that's not bad enough, there are the horrible side effects of YarnAholicism....the tools, gadgets, bags, books and STUFF. (I approve this confession to be used as Sue sees fit. Alma)
After counseling with Alma, I began to re-evaluate my condition. The thing is, I never intended for my Yarn Thingie to get to the Coma and Addiction Stage. It's not like I haven't been there done that!
Before I became a Yarn Junkie, I was a Quilt/FabricAHolic.
I was the Queen of QuiteALot of Everything Quilty!
Some might say I still am, however after lots of
Fabric DeTox and ReFocus Therapy
that Stash is what I call Busted!
Now I am ReFocused on managing my YarnArama.
~SuKnitWitty...knitting blog...is incorporated into CollectInTexas Gal.
~I Group-Knit one afternoon a week and on occasion in the evening while watching TV.
~I belong to only one Knitting Guild which meets once a month...down from the National Guild and a dozen or so Online Guilds.
~My knitting is confined to two shelves in a small corner of the Sewing Studio...down from two rooms and a living room nest.
And yet, I am still plagued with thoughts of my DaughterInLaw's solution for downsizing and dispensing...
Craigs List and Garage Sales.
Sue to Alma
How did you overcome your Knitting Addiction?
Alma to Sue
I took up Quilting!
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