So the rest of you don't do it all, either? Sweet relief!
I think internet communities are so popular because humans are social creatures, even anti-social humans like me, and we have a deep-seated need to know we're not alone. Alone is the worst place for the human psyche to exist, which is why prisons use solitary confinement as punishment.
You may not know anyone in real life who loves to collect hand dyed yarn. But online, half the people have stashes bigger than yours. I've seen people online whose personal collections rival that of a yarn shop.
Oh wait, I've seen that in real life too. Ahem.
But at least I know I'm not alone.
I hope I'm not alone in my love for this colorway, Globe Trekker.
This colorway is an homage to a Carpe Yarnem (one of a kind) colorway that my mother bought at one of my trunk shows. She knit a scarf with it and mentioned at least six times how much she thought other people would like the yarn.
So I copied it. One of the things I've learned from more than 8-1/2 years of dyeing yarn (EIGHT YEARS? What? How old am I?) is how to mix colors from their components.
It still takes a little experimentation, but I can almost always get close to something on the first try.
Hold on a second, I'm still thinking about the 8.5 years I've been dyeing yarn.
That seems like a long time. That is a long time. That is 1.5 years longer than etsy has existed.
Pardon me while I hyperventilate slightly. I think I feel lightheaded. Is hyperventilating a remedy for lightheadedness?
OK, where were we? Globe Trekker?
I can't wait to show you what it looks like knit up. So graceful and
ALMOST NINE YEARS. NINE.
I am old, people. I am older than the INTERNET.
Does this make me a grandmother of yarn dyeing? I don't know if I'm ready to be a grandmother, I have a newborn here.
A sweet newborn girlie, the kind who grabs your hair and fingers at every opportunity. She totally has my hands. The hands that I inherited from my grandmother, who was good with her hands. Hopefully that means Shamrock will be too.
Here is my prediction: Globe Trekker will be in the top five best selling colorways of this collection. Maybe I can be the Nostradamus of yarn dyeing. That sounds less old than grandmother, right?