Monday, January 21, 2008

An Astonishing Capacity

That would be for self-delusion. A clear and complete lack of anything that remotely resembles a grasp of the obvious. Given my last post, wouldn't you think I would know better than to go skimming Internet yarn shops? Just because it happened before I'd noticed the results of tossing the stash, was that any excuse? Did I not have my suspicions? Were there not intimations that the yarn was encroaching? Infringing? In short, attempting a coup? Think 6 to 8 skeins per afghan variation. Consider how many permutations I went through to get to the final combination. And yet, there I was, Googling "Dream In Color."

How did I justify this? (Pay attention. I'm good.) Well, I found Pick Up Sticks. They had Dream in Color semi-solids. One of them was a Cloud Jungle semi-solid. The other was from a combination called Deep Sea Flower. I'm knitting in a Cloud Jungle variation, right? And we've established that I'm knitting The Sea, right? Well, there you go. Q.E.D. It's the obvious solution. So I bought a couple skeins. Each.

It's not that I'm enabling the yarn takeover. I'm buying yarn to eliminate yarn. It's a preemptive reaction strike. Sort of like spending money on sales to save money, even though you end up with less money, because, well, you've spent it.

Hey. Works for me.

1 comment:

Shelly said...

That is some luscious looking yarn! And you gotta break eggs to make an omelet, or buy yarn to use yarn, right?