October 10 is I Love Yarn Day. And while I am ready to celebrate my love of yarn today, I am ready to celebrate it everyday. Working with yarn soothes my soul. I really am not sure what I would do without it. I choose to crochet, knit and weave, and they all involve using yarn. I love the colors, the different fiber contents and the smell, yes there is nothing like the smell of wonderful yarn. There are some yarns I have not loved, and of course projects I have hated, but for the most part yarn is a huge part of my life.
The combinations of colors, stitches and patterns is endless. I am never ever bored if I have yarn with me. The search for beautiful projects in books, magazines, on Pinterest, Ravelry or my favorite in blogland is almost as fun as creating the projects.
I have always said that yarn is a lot cheaper than therapy, and the positive results are faster. And of course I think that life is to short for cheap yarn. You will pay for it in the end. So why not treat yourself to yarn you love to touch, yarn you love to work with, and of course yarn that will make your end product worth all of your hard work.
Ironically I am on a bit of a yarn diet this yarn holiday. I am only allowing myself to buy more yarn to make the crochet blanket I have just started. Tomorrow my best knitting friend and I are traveling to a wonderful alpaca store to see their yarn for her birthday. I have been there before and hear it is even better now. I am going for the visual beauty not the buying potential. Maybe I need to leave my wallet in the car!
So Happy I Love Yarn Day to all of you who love yarn as much as I do.