I have realized that I become obsessed / fixated. I am standing in a yarn shop for two straight days and I can’t stop buying things. Since Amanda openly berated me on the blog yesterday for considering yesterday’s purchase, I put the yarn back and came up with a different plan. Today’s plan is shown left. I switched to a different mitten pattern. One that is more “me” and chose a yarn that I absolutely love: Neighborhood Fiber Co‘s Studio Worsted merino. This base yarn is probably (in my opinion) one of the best machine washable merino’s out there. (The company owner teaches for me so I probably already have this stuff in my stash but using stash yarn doesn’t satisfy my need to purchase). Amanda, I am winding this yarn as soon as I post this message and then it can’t be returned, so take that!
I also realized today that my obsessions extend beyond knitting. Lets examine another obsession for a moment: coffee shops. About a year ago I was obsessed with St. Elmo’s. I taught most of my classes there and would stop on the way to work for a decaf whole milk latte and a scone. They have amazing scones. I continue to go to St. Elmo’s but have been sidetracked. For a couple of months I was obsessed with the organic Belgium place that opened in Old Town. I was in there so much that I knew all of the staff and which ones could actually make a decaf whole milk iced latte and which ones would screw it up. It is all organic so that made me super happy. (organic milk, cheese, meat, produce happens to be another obsession)
Now I am obsessed with Buzz. I love Buzz. Buzz serves alcohol, coffee and desserts. The only three food groups, as one customer put it today. Buzz serves Illy coffee. I love Illy coffee. You could say that I am obsessed with Illy coffee. After the Belgium place grew old, I went to the Illy shop in DC every morning during work (when I had a full time job) and now it is still only a block from my consulting gig, so I visit almost every day. So I guess I have two coffee shop obsessions right now. And the yarn obsession. They kinda go together though, don’t ya think?