Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Obsessive Compulsive Order

I recently started watching a show called My Strange Addiction. It's dvr'd so, when I spin, I can watch it. It's really a neat show.....documenting people and their strange addictions. Eating pottery and ashes, makeup and shoe hoarding, and hair pulling....things like that. Perhaps the show is in my head.....but, I'm beginning to think that I may obsess compulsively over compulsively obsessing over my yarn! I mean.....I don't hoard. The stash is always turning over and I certainly wouldn't say no if another weaver came over and wanted a tube of my most precious silk. I don't buy yarn EVERY time I see it...........just if there's a good sale or an irresistible color! But.....truth be told.....I think I reorganize my 'currently using this stash' at least 4 times a week! Eeek! It sooths me, makes me calm and creative......so, is there a such thing as obsessive compulsive order?
Any way.........I've dressed the loom for another set of towels and am planning for the last three yards for plain weave. Lynn of New Prospect Pottery and I have been working on a table setting line and I think I'm ready to fiddle with the first set of napkins. I
went with a plaid looking pattern:
The picture looks a bit muddy.....it's a screen shot, not the actual cloth. I'll be using the plain weave for the napkins and this swirly pattern for the towels before.

I have high hopes of having some serious shibori scarves in bamboo after this current cotton warp. Something light and airy for the showcase at Byrdcliffe Guild in May! Hooray!!!!!

2 comments:

Lynnette said...

I know exactly how you feel about your stash! I love to look through mine and plan projects around what I find. I have been downsizing my stash lately and getting rid of or passing on anything that didn't make me excited about using them. That was a liberating moment and I haven't missed them at all!

Susan said...

I've been behaving and NOT buying yarn unless I can clearly see an end product. I even passed on visiting a yarn store the other day and my hubby thought I was sick!
I always go to the stash first when project planning and seem to find what I need most times. (This means I must have a lot I guess to have that kind of selection....)

Love the screen shot pattern and I tried to enlarge the image with no success. It looks like a pinwheel plaid style.

Susan