Okay, so I might have a problem

By Megan Goodacre

Okay, so I might have a problem

If you're a knitter and a yarn lover, you know how easy it is to justify buying, collecting, coveting yarn. And, if you're like me, you spread it out in different locations so that the actual total quantity of your stash is never visible at one time.

You rely on your loved ones' lesser knowledge of yarn, and hope that they will think that those 6 plastic totes of yarn are actually the same single tote.

But sometimes you have to admit you have a problem. I have a basket that is informally reserved for new yarn. I like to keep my newest acquisitions close so I can keep an eye on them.

Right now the basket is crammed full, and I think there might be another shipment on the way from knit picks. Uh oh. Please note I have cropped this photo to downplay the actual size of this basket.

No, I've changed my mind. I don't have a problem. I can justify each skein in this basket. And I can tell myself that it's my duty to add useful blog posts about Berroco Pure Merino, knit picks City Tweed DK, elann Soie Bamboo, deluxe hand-spun hand-dyed Sweatermaker Yarns, Cascade Yarns Pastaza.