Yesterday, 1/30/2007 in SALT LAKE CITY, UT: 35 high, 17 low (Above freezing AND clearer, cleaner air on the horizon?)
I have quite a love affair with sock yarn. When I think of my rich, ripe stash a bit of Shakespeare pops into my head. This is "…such stuff as dreams are made on…” a big pile of yarn is truly the stuff of dreams, but it’s the stuff of dreams that come true. A bin of sock yarn isn’t just sock yarn or the potential for socks. It is fingering weight yarn in luscious color mixes that can become hats, mitts, gloves, shawls, baby sweaters, ...anything! Stash is full of potential, full of promise and good things to come. In an effort to lift the mood, as we deal with the last days of gray smog, I decided a bit of redecorating was in order.
It's been some time since we've bought anything new for our home. A collection of yarn shouldn't be hidden away in bins when it is so full of life, color and potential. Color and texture add a bit of brightness to the drab, smoggy days.
The best way to enjoy any collection is to add it to your daily surroundings. It shouldn't be locked away in the safety deposit box or hidden from sight in closets and drawers. With this lovely collection of yarn in plain sight, ideas and inspiration should abound. Yarn is longer lasting than flowers and more inspiring than any tchotchke.
In this gloomy, long lasting, gray winter, it is best to bring bright color into ones home and to sit in front of it daily as a way to get rid of the blues. Another way to enjoy this new look in your home is to pick up a set of needles, wind somthing colorful and beautiful into a ball and knit it up. This way you can have your yarn and knit it too. Fiber is very good for the soul.