Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Temptation

  • I most definitely do not need any more yarn

  • I absolutely, without question do not need any new projects

  • I most certainly do not need any more blankets


So why have I given in to temptation and bought all this beautifully coloured yarn?

Why have I been seduced by all the fabulous granny striped projects appearing in blogland?


And why am I making another crochet blanket when I've already got one half made?


No answers really... except I couldn't resist! I've been playing a little game with myself... letting myself crochet one stripe per day whilst watching the evening news... and then I cheat and do a couple so I'm a day ahead of myself... Am I the only one who plays silly games like this? But it's okay, because Jacob caught me surreptitiously adding an extra stripe the other day and decided he would like this blanket for himself. So now I've got a reason to be making it.


Tomorrow I'm off to the Festival of Quilts for the day and I must remember...

  • I most definitely do not need any more fabrics
  • I absolutely without question do not need any new projects
  • I most certainly do not need any quilts

35 comments:

  1. But it is so hard to resist lol ...love Jan xx

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  2. You'll be fine at the Quilt Show Gina - just remember to wear a blindfold! Your blanket is gorgeous and definitely a happy blanket - good enough reason for making several I'd say. I'm glad I'm not the only one who buys yarns 'without good reason' - it's obviously contagious.

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  3. Hi Gina
    Yay, you are granny striping! I must confess mine has sat unattended for a little while, however I picked it up and did a bit whilst watching the TV the other night, and I also play that game with myself, which goes 'just finish this row and then go to bed' and then, 'just change colour and do a few more to set it in, and then go to bed'...

    Monda
    x

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  4. I do the same, keep finding more projects to do, but often not finishing the first. And yes I also buy wool for no reason, especially as I'm still a very slow, new knitter and crocheter! Temptation is always hard to resist! :) x

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  5. I hear hording is good for your health . . . . makes you live longer . . . ah ok I've run out of escuses too .....LONG LIVE HOARDERS and UNFINISHED PROJECTers (is that a word?)

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  6. Ii know the feeling, but you do finish your projects. Might see you at the NEC, no checking each others bags.

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  7. I don't need any more yarn, fabric, or projects either, but that never seems to stop me. Sigh.

    But your blanket is so gorgeous it's definitely worth breaking all the rules for!

    K x

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  8. Those are really good questions Gina!
    Sadly I don't know the answer to any of them as I suffer from the same 'condition'. I don't know of any cure. I also play the games as well (just one more row, then I'll do the ironing!). It is nice to know that I don't 'suffer' this problem alone.
    Good luck with resisting the fabric tomorrow!
    Vivienne x

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  9. I do things like that all the time, silly isn't it but motivating :-) Lovely colours, no wonder you are addicted :-)

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  10. I believe you, truly I do...;-)

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  11. Hahaha -- good luck with those little rules for the quilt show. So far, I've managed to keep the grannies and stipes at bay, but it's getting harder every day!

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  12. Just love those stripes and colours. What pattern are you using?

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  13. Joe's blanket will be fabulous, he has great taste! I think you need to repeat those last three lines a few more times ;o)

    (Thank you for taking the photo for me. I hope you like the quilt when you see it. )

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  14. Aaaaaaaargh! My first comment got lost! Your blanket is gorgeous! And I hope you have a lovely time at the Festival tomorrow - I was trying to work out if I could go for a bit tomorrow on our way to our holiday but I don't think there is enough time to make it worthwhile which is a shame as I've never been before :o( Hope you get tempted by lots of lovely bargains and new projects and plans!!! Lucy x

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  15. granny stripes is definitely addictive! - are you only going to FOQ for 1 day? - shame we could have met up and I could have told you to your face how much I like your blog!1 - have loved all the sketch stuff - good luck with the results next week - does that mean all the hard work starts again?

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  16. Yarn and textile temptations the best kind! Have a very tempting day tomorrow.

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  17. Love the colours in your blanket. I'll be at the Festival of Quilts tomorrow- I hope you'll be more resistant to temptation than I will be!

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  18. Oh gosh I just know I'm going to start one as well!

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  19. hi gina
    you are just like the rest of us!

    i still do not know how you do all that you do - i love the blanket. where did you buy your yarn? i went to hobbycraft today and they have some lovely colours in the amy butler yarns - very tempting but i resisted as i have several knitting projects on the go as well as all the things i need to finish - you see we are all the same!

    don't resist too much tomorrow - i will look forward to seeing the fruits of non resitance!
    anniex

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  20. I can't resist either but thank goodness I live in rural Latvia where shops with gorgeous fabrics are few and far between and I keep forgetting about the new little wool shop in the village. Maybe I should go and have a peek though.

    Have just found this forum but love the work and once I have finished collecting hay and dealing with processing veg I am looking forward to getting some projects done.

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  21. Imagine if you get home from the Festival of Quilts without bags of goodies to look through.It just doesn't bear thinking about! It's only money.

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  22. Fabulous bright colours, no wonder you couldn't resist looks soo........ cosy, I wish I could crochet.

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  23. Hey, what's a little more yarn gonna hurt. The colors are fabulous...

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  24. Lucky you going tomorrow - I can't make it this year. look forward to hearing all about it!

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  25. Oh yeah, so you'll just look around the quilts and won't spend any money then? Don't think so somehow.

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  26. I can totally relate. In fact, I have to tell myself that I don't need any more fabric or new projects on a regular basis!

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  27. I am at the FOQ for the weekend, I have only got half a dozen things on my list that I NEED to buy, but I am very weak willed. I hope you have a lovely day tomorrow. By the way I have made the cake you blogged about on Sunday, I have managed to sample a few crumbs and it is delicous. Thank you!

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  28. My how I recognised myself in this post..... :O)

    Looking forward to hearing about the quilt festival.

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  29. The wool is gorgeous the blanket is lovely and that is why you play silly games with yourself and try to jusifty buying and doing. Just like the rest of us. If I was you I would stop trying to justify because there are hundreds of reasons and excuses but in the end we just can't help ourselves and obviously we always have to be doing something. Just not the thing that needs finishing. So enjoy your day and your purchases.

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  30. yikes!! you mean we have to ''need'' stuff or we can't buy it?

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  31. Oh yes, I do the counting thing all the time ......... irresistable colours in the blanket!

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  32. Oooh Gina! I know what you mean. I bought all that fabric in london, have NO IDEA what to make with it, but glad i've got it !!

    xx

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  33. lovely blanket!!! Have a great day - Trash and i are going on Saturday!

    xx

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  34. the colours you have bought are sooo gorgeous, you HAD to have them!

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  35. I can see how you couldn't resist - it looks so soft and lovely. Lucky lad!

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