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 …
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.
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.
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 …