Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wound up


When you buy a hank/skein of yarn, do you immediately wind it? Being a shopper's-remorse type, I tend to take my purchases out of the bag, set them down in front of me and think, "Maybe I'll return this -- tomorrow," before promptly shoving it somewhere where I can't see it.

Winding yarn just seems so permanent, so final -- but what's so final about it? I can't return it to the store, but that doesn't sap its potential to become something. Maybe this has something to do with commitment issues.

Well, I think I'm starting to deal with my apparent fear of yarn commitment and am moving forward in my project relationships. I've wound my two skeins of Madelinetosh Eyre in Brothers Grimm, a tealy black -- oh so soft and luminescent. I thought I'd have time to whip up a quick cowl before my Chicago trip this week, but I don't, and I can't find a pattern that I like enough to use this gorgeous yarn on. Oh well, I will use this on a very special project for me, someday.

I'm also going to wind my skein of Squoosh merino cashmere sock in mustardy Ochre. I'm thinking about combining it with some purply Plucky Knitter MCN in purply Sheridan, mostly because I'm obsessed with the color combination in this gorgeous scarf.



Larissa said...

I agree about your theory of commitment - I find that I end up destashing so much of my yarn, it's best not to wind it until I'm certain that I'll use it. I'd love to see the Brothers Grimm - it's a colourway I've had my eye on for ages, but it seems to be so hard to get a sense of what it's like.

nova said...

I don't wind until I know I am going to start a project, because if I wind it, I feel guilty about not using it. Otherwise I stash the yarn in a closet...because I am a hoarder. Organzied and somewhat neat, but a hoarder, all the same.