I think I have yarn angst. It’s no secret that most of my yarn comes from buying box lots of bits and pieces on Ebay, finding a deal on Listia, or when someone sends me their old yarn they don’t want any more. Most of my yarn is “mystery” yarn and 99 percent of it is acrylic. It’s been so long since I bought a new skien of yarn the thrill of it might kill me.
There are a few full, new skeins of yarn in my stash. They were gifts and they’re oh so pretty! And yet, I can’t bring myself to use them in a project! I pick them up and feel them, marveling at the pretty color. Then I think “No, I need to save this for a really SPECIAL project”.
But what will that special project be? By the time I figure it out, these colors will probably be discontinued. Then there’s the added stress of “will I have enough of this to finish my special project?”. I have two cakes of blue sparkly yarn that I love. I made a scarf and hat with some of it. But the rest sat there waiting to be used. I finally made myself use some of it in a square recently. I liked the way the square turned out. It’s very sparkly. But then I will be sad when my sparkly yarn is gone.
My yarn just keeps stressing me out! Maybe this means I need more of it? I’d like to think so…
Do you have yarn that you can’t seem to bring yourself to use in a project? Or is it all just me.