Uh, hello, my name is Peggy and I am an addict. Yes, a KAL addict. I really appreciate you allowing me to join KA, your KAL Anonymous group. For me it all started with MS3 (Mystery Stole 3). I, like many others, read about it on the Yarn Harlot's blog. I thought it sounded like fun, very innocent lace knitting. Yeah, Melanie had added beads, but you know, what's the harm of a little bead here and a little bead there? But then she started triple beading it. When the KAL was drawing to a close I started "jonesing." Again, I didn't fully recognize the symptoms. I thought I had just fallen in love with knitting lace and beads.
The next thing I knew I had ordered "Victorian Lace Today," and had run out to my LYS to check out lace weight yarn. Well, that is when I should have seen it, but you know how it is. You tell yourself its okay. You don't have to have it. You could quit any time you wanted. Before I knew it I had 3 sets of Addi Turbo Lace circular needles and enough yarn to make 5 or 6 shawls.
I told myself, "Its okay, that will be all I'll need for a long, long time." Then I heard about the Secret of the Stole KAL. And then, the Secret of Chrysopolis KAL. I don't know how it happened. I joined and the next thing I knew I received a package from Knit Picks with the yarn for both stoles plus a few other things like 8-10 pairs worth of sock yarn, yarn for a Hemlock Blanket, yarn for a knee length Tomten and some other things. It is all a blur, I can't remember right this moment.
It was at this point I began seeing a pattern. But denial set in. Now, this isn't something I'm proud of. I joined yet another KAL, Muir and quickly set out to find the perfect yarn. I found it, brought it home and lovingly placed it on the shelf with all its friends. I know that many of you have been following my downward spiral. And I'm sure many of you have been shaking your head in either pity or disgust.
Today..........well...............um..................what is wrong with me??????? I joined another KAL, Mystic Waters. Why do I do these things? What is ever to become of me? How do I stop? Where is this going to lead?
Its all YOUR fault. Yeah, your fault. You could have stepped in at any time. But no, some of you posted new KALs on your blogs, or you flaunted your finished KALs, you could at least have attempted an intervention.
What are the stages? Shock, Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Testing & Acceptance? I think I'm ready for acceptance.
To tell you the truth, I don't want your stinking help anyways. I like who am. I don't want to be fixed. Who am I if I don't have 2-3 socks, 2-3 sweaters and 3-5 stoles/shawls OTN? That's who I am, but who/what are you? :)
I finished clue 1 of SOTS but blogger is having a bad morning so I'll try to post a picture later.
The wedding was wonderful and beautiful. I'll have pictures soon. Thanks for all your well wishes.