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Some assembly required

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Last week I ordered a massive amount of yarn. It’s the biggest order I’ve ever placed by a factor of three. On Saturday it showed up and I was very! excited! for about fifteen minutes, squishing and smelling and showing it off (“look! LOOOOK!”) …


Then it hit me: None of it is for me.

Oh sure, I get to knit it all … but then it will go away! The tan worsted is a sweatercoat named Milkweed . The grey sportweight will be alternated in stripes with the blue/green/muted yellow to become a hooded cardigan of my own invention. There are at least two pairs of socks to be knitted up in the merino/silk blend … On and on, projects enough for the rest of this year (at least). Projects marching into futurity.

And these are Yuletide gifts! And it’s only March! I AM GOING TO WIN THE HOLIDAYS.

I thought that, and then I looked at the yarn, and then I remembered: yarn is not a gift (except to another knitter). These are gifts, yes … but they’re Some Assembly Required.



Written by jane

March 12, 2013 at 7:08 am

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  1. Oh my gosh…that’s so much yarn!! I just got a package of yarn yesterday and it was all for me! I’m so selfish…you’re a much nicer knitter. Maybe my skills will get good enough for me to think about knitting things for holiday gifts. Maybe people will get hats this year. :) You’re inspiring me!


    March 12, 2013 at 10:43 pm

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