Sunday, March 16, 2008
I have 46,634 yards of lace weight yarn in my stash.
What I have on the needles this year will use up 5190 yards, and I've used about 1500 yards so far this year, but still....
Lace weight yarn is obviously very sneaky. It's small, doesn't take up much room, and is generally much less expensive than say, yarn for a sweater. This is obviously their plan--lulling you into a false sense of security--a feeling of harmlessness. What harm would one more hank do? What's a little merino between friends?
And that skein of alpaca--why it weighs almost nothing! What harm could it do?
Mohair? It's mostly fuzz--that doesn't take up much room!
They sneak up on you, one by one, looking totally soft & harmless, then before you know it....BAM! You have enough yarn to knit lace for the next 10 years.
"Denial" is not just a river in Egypt--it's apparently a yarn shop with terrific discounts on lace weight.