and that ain’t good.
so, you know you’re with people who love yarn when…
today at knitting group i was talking to a couple of other people and said that if anyone had scraps (the end pieces from weaving in etc.) i was filling ben’s beanbag with wool. vivian, who i adore, looked at me and said something about not having any scraps.
what she meant was, she uses every darn bit :) gotta love us crazy knitters. then i had to explain what sort of wool went into it, and that all of my precious scraps were in jars and such around the house.
later on i gave her some of the scraps that i scrounged from winding yarn into balls this morning – a pale pink misty alpaca. mmmm. no beanbags for those ones. maybe some embroidery. she sat there and felt them for a bit before putting them in her bag. yup. crazy.
now for the hat interlude…
ice cream on a rainy day hat
in homage to the torrential rains we had yesterday. ben and i liked the pompom because it’s like a cloud :)
my hand dyed recycled sweater – seen here on the left – wool/angora/nylon
recycled sweater wool for the pompom
i recommend clicking over to flickr on that last shot – the right hand side always gets cut off when i move it to the blog.
now an old one that needed a bit more pizazz.
i like to ride my bicycle hat
cascade 220 new wool
thrifted merino wool
embroidered with recycled sweater wool
that episode with vivian reminded me of something that happened right after we moved to pittsburgh. i bought a bunch of wool from a woman who lives in my neighborhood (originally documented here). when i noticed old yarn labels in the boxes without yarn attached and expressed interest in them also, she looked at me and said, grinning, “oh, you’ve got it bad!”
so what about you all? any particular moments when you realized that you too may be a crazy knitter?