Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Do You Hear Voices?

Do you hear voices inside your head? I do. And they are getting louder and multiplying. We moved to Bowling Green, about 4.5 years ago, that is when I really started noticing the voices. Well, actually they didn't start until I found the local yarn store (LYS), Crafty Hands. At that point there were the voices of various yarns, knitting paraphernalia and patterns that started to work their way into my mind. At times it was almost like they were in control and I'd find myself almost by magic transported to the yarn store, but I wouldn't come to my senses until I was out of the store typically found holding not one bag but several.

I realized what was happening and began using mental warfare to ward off these yearnings. However, recently I have discovered a deluge of new voices and I think I know where they are coming from. Well, I don't think I know, I KNOW where their origin lies. It is Russellville, KY. You see, I built up a pretty good defense against the one yarn store, but now there are two. With the opening of Enchanted Yarns & Fiber a whole new portal has been opened. This new portal is multi-faceted. For there is to be found new yarns not offered at the other store AND spinning wheels AND fiber.

Tomorrow, my precious Emma Belle, her mommy, Tabitha and her little sister are coming down for a "girls" day out. We are going for to visit the enchanted land. Knowing that I am soon to visit again, the spinning wheels and a particularly lovely shade of coral yarn from Frog Tree, or is it Tree Frog, have been whispering sweet everythings in my ears. I am extremely vulnerable at this time and they know it. But, I figure this.........what if I come home with a bunch of new yarn and other goodies as long as I don't succumb to the cries of the wheel? I'll still be victor over that one voice, right? Pray people, PRAY!!!!!! (but not too hard, I really want that yarn)

I've finished one item. A laptop case. I got this pattern from Interweave Knits Fall 2005. And I've made some progress on Chantal, a lovely cardigan from the Norah Gaughan Collection Vol. 1 put out by Berroco.




8 comments:

Arianwen said...

Enjoy your girls day out! so long as you don't come back with a whole spinning wheels worth of yarn you should be ok!

Petunia said...

Beware! The sad cry of a lonely wheel is not to be denied.

Julie said...

The laptop case is much cooler than the one I bought the other day. I've just "inherited" my college daughter's "old" laptop. Hmmm -- I wonder about just using something like Noro Kureyon & letting the stripes fall where they may. That's about an acre of stockinette, though, isn't it?

GailR said...

Enjoy your day out - and I won't willingly enable you for anything this time only. Maybe next time.

CraftyGryphon said...

Ooo, those voices can be tricky, and LOUD. I'm fortunate enough to work near a yarn store... which isn't such a fortunate thing for my budget. Now that I don't have a credit card (well, it got maxed out with yarn, so I killed it and will spend the next X years paying it off), the voices are particularly vicious: "You don't really need lunch tomorrow... look at the pretty merino..!"

Traci said...

Oh pooh. I would have to work today. Otherwise I would have joined you for some enchantment! Hope it was fun!

Roseann said...

I can't wait to read all about your girls' day out. I have trouble restraining myself not to shop online (i.e. 2 recent purchases from Lori's Wool Room). All that yarn and roving up close and pretty, not sure how I could resist.

June said...

OMG Peggy, how can you still have only the one wheel??!! lol - Which wheel are you hearing voices about??