Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Wants, Needs and New Yarn

I'd wager good money that everyone has that one thing they can't resist: coffee, chocolate, shoes, music, books. For me, there are two things--sitting on my tuchus watching television and yarn. Yarn may be something the "average" person doesn't understand. (I use "average" as euphemism for anyone that isn't a knitter/crocheter/weaver yet.)

Things I've heard said about yarn:
It's just string.
Can't you buy socks?
Wool is itchy.
That looks boring.
Are you a grandma? (um, obviously, I have all the wrong parts to be a grandmother of any kind, even a rock and roll granny.)
What I say about yarn:
I want.
I want.
I need.
I want.
I have.
I had.
I need.

Wants generally outnumber needs. No one *needs* chocolate but you may want so desperately it becomes a need.

Why all the thoughts about wants/needs in my head today? Because of this blog post from yarn company Quince & Co. I want it. I've used other yarns from Quince & Co. and haven't be disappointed yet. It feels just, well, real. Real is the only word I can use for it. Wool yarns that are wool-y, not rustic but very refined. Owl, a blend of alpaca and wool, is currently available in seven colors. Three are on their way to me right now: sokoke (gray), chamomile (yellow) and cerulean (blue).

I want all of these.
 What's planned for these three yarns? You'll see, but you can bet it'll be stripes.