Sunday, April 15, 2007

It's Sort of an Obsession

I've spent a lot of time lately hiding behind a crochet project, drowning my sorrows (!) (he, he) in thousands of tiny stitches. Hiding in stitches gives you lots of time to think, and I've been thinking quite a bit about my habits as a crocheter. For instance, my secret love of Red Heart Super Saver yarn.

In my last post I mentioned that I was working on five different crocheted and knitted projects. All five are made primarily from Red Heart yarn, and four of those are made from SS. One is Red Heart Baby Clouds.

I know that there are lots of yarn snobs out there, knitters and crocheters who wouldn't dream of making something with a cheap acrylic yarn like Red Heart. I, however, am the complete opposite. I love Super Saver so much for those exact reasons. It's cheap, it's acrylic so I can throw it in the washer and dryer, there are a ton of colors, it's easily available. I don't have a lot of money to spend on yarn, people. I wish that I could buy fancy-schmancy yarn from fabulous yarn stores and web sites, but the truth is, I just can't afford it. I have to put clothes on the Munchkins' back, you know. So until I win the lottery or land some sort of dream job, I am perfectly happy playing with the gazillion color combos I can make with good old Super Saver.

I know I'm starting to sound like one hell of an advertisement. But I'm not getting paid, I'm not getting free yarn (although that would be great). I guess what I'm trying to say is that I've come to the conclusion that Red Heart Super Saver is kinda like my own super-cheap therapy. I hide behind my little RHSS stitches and ignore all the things I don't want to deal with. I can waste hours at a time picking out different color combinations from the gigantic bin of SS stashed in my closet. Maybe it's not the best way to go about things, but it's working for me right now.

OK, that's the end of my free love for the Red Heart company. I promise that when I have good light, I will take more pics of all these projects I've been hiding behind.

1 comment:

Holly of HollYarns said...

I sort of think of knitting as therapy, too. Definitely a good way to stitch your way through some problems and sometimes a good way to completely ignore them, too. And who cares about what yarn you use--if it makes you happy and works for you, knit/crochet on!