I have other things I should be doing, other things I should be finishing, more important life/money/job things that really need my attention, but instead I started another project. A very simple one with very lovely fiber from Pigeonroof Studios. I spun it last summer when I should have been doing other things then too, but I couldn’t resist its siren song of buttery sproingyness. I bought it on impulse, wondered why others praised it, and spent more than I normally do for just a few ounces (but I normally buy rough raw stuff or cheap rejected bits). And then it came and I realized it’s fiber crack (or whatever is better than crack but just as addicting).* Seriously, I don’t want to go back to my cheap
street farm-level habit now. The fiber basically spun itself and the colors popped through my fingers – spinning happiness at its best. So now in the frozen days of winter, I couldn’t stop myself, and I’m enjoying every bright and buttery-kitteny-soft moment of letting it slip through my fingers.
The pattern I’m vaguely following is the Lazy Daisy Shawlette by Orange Flower, and alas, I can’t afford to buy any more of the fiber at the moment, unless I start
pawning selling some of my things.
*Drug addiction is serious stuff, I apologize for making light of it, but what other colorful exaggerations about addictions can be made? Saying it’s like a nice stiff drink on a thirsty day actually makes me sound like an alcoholic (and making light of alcoholism is bad too), saying it’s like having a [insert good poker hand here] when the pot is huge sort of endorses gambling and I hate casinos, saying it’s like a daily mega-hunk of chocolate while under the throes of PMS would alienate a male reader, and I don’t even want to get into the sex-addict analogies… [hee hee anal is in analogies]…addictions of any sort are bad, get help.