Friday, October 10, 2014

October 10 is I Love Yarn Day

 

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.

35 comments:

Dee said...

Have fun at the alpaca farm! Take lots of pictures!

Pradeepa said...

I didn't know that we had an "I love yarn day." Anyway for us everyday is yarn love day. I love those different shades of grey yarns. I can't believe you are going to the yarn store tomorrow just for visual beauty. Have fun!

Lucie said...

It´s a good idea ,,, the love yarn day!
I wish you a great week end!
Lucie

Nana Go-Go said...

Alpacas always remind me of Dr Doolittle for some obscure reason!!I love everything about your 'yarn day'. Visiting an Alpaca Farm is a great day out; even better with a friend.Have fun.
ps You have very expensive taste in yarn!lol xxx

Joyful said...

I love the different shades of gray in your balls of yarn. I'm afraid I am still into buying very inexpensive and sometimes acrylic yarns. I am still a newbie and I find buying all kinds of yarn rather expensive if you want to keep a proper stash on hand. For example, I've made a double bed spread (almost finished) and I could never afford to do with with good quality yarn. The acrylic will wash up nicely. In future years though I hope to make some wearable stuff and I can splurge a bit on the occasional item. I do love to knit whenever I find a bit of time.

Teresa Kasner said...

I love yarn every day, too. The red alpaca/silk 50-50 that I'm using on my shawl right now is the most luscious stuff ever! Have fun at the alpaca place and and I bet you buy at least one skein.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Chris said...

An I love yarn day and I missed it! Mind you I think I have those most days of the year!!Have a fun day at the farm, alpacas are so darn cute!

Betsy said...

I also wasn't aware we have a special "I love yarn day". I don't need an excuse to love yarn. I think you know very well my feelings about it. I think my favorite is any alpaca but I can't afford to buy it very often. Have fun at the store tomorrow. Maybe you should give yourself a break and pee,is ion to buy just a little had?!
Blessings,
Betsy

mamasmercantile said...

I didn't know it was yarn day, is that a World day or just USA?
Have fun at the alpaca farm, sounds like fun, is it possible just to look and not buy?!?!?!

Géraldine B. said...

Have fun ! Can't wait to see your pictures !! Have a fabulous yarn day !!

HollyM said...

Next to fabric, yarn is it for me too. I also carry a knitting project everywhere I go, especially as a passenger in the car. While I love to look at it I can't wear wool except on my hands and feet. I'd be list without it there as nothing else will warm in the winter.
I use quite a bit of cotton and silks for other projects.
Have fun today! It sounds lovely.

CJ said...

If it's your friend's birthday you should share in the joy and take your wallet with you. Maybe you didn't realise that diets are illegal on birthdays. And it seems criminal not to mark I Love Yarn day with just a little something. Remember, it's good for you. Hope you have a wonderful time. CJ xx

kathyinozarks said...

what an awesome day-I love yarn day-I am really enjoying alpaca lately-it is just sooo soft and luxurious feeling.
I love the pattern of your piece in the photo-really beautiful
Have fun at the alpaca shop

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Is that a shawl on the chair? I love it. Just beautiful.

Alpaca yarn is so wonderful. How fun to go to the farm. Hope you get to meet some alpacas up close!

Mrs. C said...

Yay Yarn day!!! :)

gigi knits said...

I love yarn everyday !! But was happy to see it celebrated. You posted described me to a tea.. I have it everywhere even under my bed..
I live about 30mins. from Tampa an was wondering where is the alpaca store ??

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I didn't know it was I Love Yarn Day yesterday. I'm with you, don't know what I would do without it. How do people without such hobbies spend their time? I can't imagine. Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

Pammy Sue said...

Such beautiful yarny pictures! I'm soaking it all in.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You feel about yarn how my Mom feels about fabric!! Enjoy your day!
hugs,
Linda

kristieinbc said...

What a great tribute to yarn! I'm a yarn lover too. There is nothing better than the smell of real wool. Good luck on your plan to not buy anything at the alpaca farm. :-)

kathy b said...

I'm right there with you.......
If Im not knitting, I'm not well

Toni said...

Good luck at the yarn shop today!

"I love yarn day" is pretty much every day around here, followed closely by "I have a scary amount of yarn day....."

Claudia said...

Happy Belated Yarn Day sister of mine.

Love you.
Claudia

moonstruckcreations said...

Every day is a yarn day here ;)

Have a lovely weekend, Helenxx

Jennifer said...

Happy I Love Yarn Day to you too! I also love yarn. I didn't always; I found crochet very difficult and forget knitting, but I've come to terms with both in the past few years - crochet much more than knitting so far, but there's still time. :)

busybusybeejay said...

Every day is a yarn day for me?Either knitting or crochet.I love your crochet flowers draped over the chair.Where did you get the pattern.They are gorgeous and the colours too.Fab.Barbarax

Caffeine Girl said...

I dying to know if you came home with any alpaca yarn! I'm actually a little afraid of alpaca because people say it really stretches.

I agree with you on the quality yarn thing!

Carla from The River said...

I love it. I love the flowered item on the chair, it is so beautiful. Your work is amazing. :-)

Rose said...

As one who has done both, yarn is NOT cheaper than therapy, but it is as essential!! Happy yarn day to you too!!!!

Judy S. said...

I, too, am wondering whether you made it home without any yarn. Alpaca yarn is so soft! Is that flowered piece your blanket? I love, love, love it! Hope you had a fun time!

Linda Powell said...

I had no idea there was a 'I Love Yarn Day', I love yarn too. I agree with your statement that you get what you pay for and good soothing your soul yarn is well worth the price.
When I first came back to using yarn I was buying cheaper yarn, which is okay but by paying a little more you have yarn that deserves to be worked.
I am going to a Christmas Crafts event next month and I am sure I will be picking up luscious yarn and holding it to my cheek to check out how gorgeously soft it is. I am not on a yarn diet either, my stash is not that big yet lol :-)

Amy at love made my home said...

I hope that you had a wonderful yarn day and trip out with your friend!! xx

Lisa N. said...

I hope you had a happy Yarn day! (on my birthday!) that's awesome! I love that there is a yarn day. I love yarn and all of the possibilities of what it can become! I love that crocheted flower blanket so pretty!
Lisa

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

So much fun to have a Happy yarn Day!! What a fun flower shawl - you are so talented with textures, designs and colors!!

Melissa aka "Fiber MacGuyver" said...

Yarn therapy...amen. It keeps me from throttling people who desperatly need it.