…..it’s a problem I have. Twenty-three books to put on my shelf of many, many other not-yet-read books. In my defense, these only cost $8 at the library book sale (it’s for a good cause, for gosh sake) and the town-wide garage sale. And I have the room on my shelf, so really, who cares, right? Except that I had to physically restrain myself from purchasing a new book at Barnes and Noble, mere days after having obtained these new-to-me books. That’s really where the problem comes in. I’m pretty sure I could be putting that money toward something else a little more important like bills. Ok, and then there’s this: The next book I chose to read the other day? It’s on my Nook. [Ooh, and I just finished Silent Witness by Richard North Patterson which was a really good lawyer/courtroom/murder trial book in which the lawyer defends a childhood friend and his past comes back to haunt him.]
And if we’re being honest, it’s really not the only problem I have. We all know I have that other problem, which is eerily similar, about yarn. Why, just the other day, I purchased this yarn…..
….simply because I got it into my head that I really want to put a zipper into something so I should find a simple cardigan pattern that would be “quick” to knit so I could do that, and since I already had three skeins of that yarn at home, I wouldn’t need to buy that much to get the yardage I need and oh, wouldn’t you know it The Spinning Room had the same dyelot and if I don’t buy it now, it will get bought up tomorrow by someone else and I’ll miss out and my whole idea will be completely ruined. Seriously. It’s not like I don’t have yarn. I just didn’t have the perfect yarn for this particular idea I had. And it’s not like I don’t have other projects to work on and that chances are this will not get done for some time. And then there’s the idea, again, of putting that money somewhere else like bills.
But it’s going to be great because I found the perfect pattern:
……. which I will likely start after I finish those eighty million other projects I’m currently working on. Like the Baby Sweater on Two Needles (February), for which I have just finished the sleeves and am working on the body:
(So, really, kind of almost done.)
….And my Maluka shawl for which I have the border done and now need to work on the body:
….And in the mean time I also “fixed” Paul’s worn-through felted slippers:
(Done using a sort of weaving sock darning technique I saw on YouTube once.)
Now that I think about it, maybe these aren’t really problems after all. There is probably a saying out there that someone else has already said that says something like you can’t ever have too many books or too much yarn. So, it’s all good.