Yesterday, I had a yarn emergency, and despite my best intentions to not buy any new craft materials (except notions needed to finish projects) I had an accident at Gather Here's Pints & Purls and I bought 6 skeins of yarn.
Sadly, this isn't the end of the depravity. I have looked at what I bought them for, and I am pretty sure that I should have bought the 7th skein when I was there.
So, does anyone know of a 12 step program for yarn addicts? The only way I can get better is by admitting I have a problem. Of course, first I should identify the problem. Is it just yarn or are all craft supplies like delicious, delicious crack to me? What is it that makes it so I cannot resist? Is it color, fiber, texture?
And what is worse is that this isn't even yarn to finish something like the 4+ sweaters I have on the needles that I intend to finish this year, for reals!
It isn't the gloves that I started on Christmas to use my new fancy dpns that I put aside when the weather got warm, rather than finishing them so I could use them today when it was below freezing.
It isn't even the pair of socks I was going to start from my stash to do for the Loopy Ewe quarterly challenge (a one skein project using cables).
Heck, this yarn isn't even in wool, my favorite fiber, so what fumes affected me to buy so much cotton? Isn't winter the wrong season to be knitting that fiber?
And lastly, this isn't me finishing a hat for charity, which would be a better use of my time and karma points. I hope I get better soon, because there is no point to a stash sale if I am just going to replace the yarn before I have gotten rid of any yarn!