Sunday, November 22, 2009

Yarn Junkie

I am not a knitter so much as I am a yarn junkie. I've been knitting for four years. I don't think I've bought any yarn in the last two years. And this is my stash. That pile includes several in-process projects: an afghan, a poncho, and a scarf for one of the kids. What did I do today? Ripped out about two-and-a-half feet of a (not pictured) scarf because I wasn't happy with the way part of it looked. Also in the pile: yarn for a striped, to-be-felted tote, yarn for various hats and scarves for the boys, and yarn for a baby blanket that I have started twice for two different baby boys but have never found the right needle size to get the gauge right. My niece is now expecting a baby boy in April -- clearly it is time to return to my needle quest.

I pulled all this out tonight because a few months ago, a friend of mine forwarded an email about IBOL -- Iraqi Bundles of Love. The project was collecting wool, needles and sewing supplies to send to women in Iraq. I loved the idea, but never quite got around to doing it. So, today was going to be the day. Except that I went back and looked at the email; the deadline was in early September. WAH! I thought it was an ongoing project so had not worried about a deadline. I hate that I procrastinated.

So now I have a pile of yarn with which I am willing to part. Any suggestions for a good home?

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