Your Hobby is Action …

This popped up on my Facebook feed … and I immediately thought of yarn stashes.  Ok, so my yarn stash, specifically, and am I really collecting, or just accumulating?

” Your Hobby is Action, Not Accumulation “

But when I buy yarn, I’m not buying yarn to add to a collection, but to add to the ‘To-Be-Used’ pile to use for the ‘To-Try-This-Pattern’ list …

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But I totally see where you cross over the line of accumulating, and not enough of the action, and you don’t even realize it.  
I wrote before that I felt that I’ve ‘graduated’ to the next level of yarn fibers … that I was ready to try new patterns that would mean a different set of fibers and yarn weights to use, if I wanted my finished projects to look like the photos in the patterns.
I’m moving away from the acrylics – not completely, but I do notice when I don’t feel the excitement of buying yarn because it came in a new colour.  I feel that excitement now more for the wool-based yarn, and the colours and combinations  I’m drawn to are mostly in the fingering and lace weights.  img_0517
I’m okay with fingering weights … I still think twice about working with lace weights.  It takes forever to finish project!  Not to mention how easy they tangle up when I frog …
Although I did recently purchase a Malabrigo lace weight yarn (the light grey-blue cake at the bottom of the picture).  When and what I do with it is a different story.
So … a new period of accumulation … errr action .. starts – I’m stocking up now on the wool yarn, and in different weights too.  And there will be an effort made in more action in using up the accumulation … There you go .. I already have a crafty resolution for the new year, even before the new year has started …
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3 thoughts on “Your Hobby is Action …

  1. Reblogged this on A little bit of this and that … and commented:

    I blogged about hobby collection and accumulation on my crafts blog, but this also applies to everything.
    It’s not limited to collecting and accumulating for hobbies – it applies to the new trends or fads as well.
    We have gadgets in the house that have been used once, twice, and then back in the box. The new flashy accessory, the ‘seen on tv’ gadgets, etc. They may not be part of a set, that could sort of qualify as a ‘collection’. Sometimes it’s just the mentality of looking for the next new excitement. And so things accumulates … and takes over the garage, the basement, the closets, the spare bedroom …
    Time to clean house and start discarding extra items ….

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