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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

My Name Is Knitnana And I'm A Yarnoholic...

They say the first step in recovery is admission of the problem. Well, I think it finally hit me tonight when I brought home my latest purchase. TAR-JAY had this wonderful storage ottoman on sale (a STEAL at $32!). I just happened to be looking for this exact thing (tho' I wasn't intent on what it looked like, just it's purpose). The color was serendipity! I've needed an ottoman forever. I decided I really needed it to do double-duty (as most things in the apartment have to do) as storage for yarn. you go, the problem in full color:
It's mostly sock yarn, but there's a little laceweight and the remaining balls of the Steeler's Aiblinn yarn as well as the Rowan Yorkshire Tweed I just bought. Do I have a problem? And HOW! (I won't tell you how much more is stored elsewhere in that room and in my office...)

Is there any doubt in your mind that I have a problem? (That ottoman is 18 inches deep!)

And I'm not sure but I think it was Crazy Aunt Purl who wanted to see photos of our knitting spots, so here's mine (better late than never, huh? Oh, that's the Catharina Faroese Shawl down there (my Amazing Lace partner - yes we're still together...working along!) sitting so prettily on the ottoman.
And isn't the color just perfect? I couldn't have planned the purchase of this ottoman any better!!!


Anonymous Judy said...

Love that ottoman! I'm going to check my local TAR-JAY, I think! Another place to put yarn! What a concept!

By the way... "Yarnoholic" just sounds so... harsh. Like there were something wrong with having lots of yarn or something.

Feel free to steal a "Yarn Collector" button from my blog.

8:11 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Great ottoman!! I need to go buy six or seven of those -- maybe I'll replace my couch. ;-)

8:28 PM  
Blogger 'chelle said...

That's a very nice knitting place! The storage ottoman is a great find. I really miss Tar-jay up here. And that's a really nice pillow on your chair. Is that a peacock feather pattern? Georgeous!

8:35 PM  
Blogger Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

Your knitting spot looks absolutely perfect to me! : )

I love that ottoman. And I certainly understand needing to find more storage spaces for keeps outgrowing its accomodations.

12:56 AM  
Blogger JennyRaye said...

Storage ottomans are great!!! Love the whole double duty thing. I bought one last spring from BB&B. Love. It. Nice to have all that loveliness right at your fingertips, eh.

8:11 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

ohh I have an ottoman type thing too lol I love that you've always got yarn around you but no one knows the difference :)

9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great ottoman! Glad you found another way to stash your yarn.

I don't like Yarnoholic about yarn Connoisseur? Yarn is meant to be enjoyed and experienced...

Love your nook too. Such a comfy looking chair and pillow.


11:44 AM  
Blogger Becky said...

Great ottoman/storage box. :) Your knitting spot looks lovely.

12:01 PM  
Blogger Sheri at The Loopy Ewe said...

An ottoman to hide yarn in? Well that's just downright brilliant! I think I need one.... or five. :-)

11:56 PM  
Blogger Abigail 1870 pearl said...

This is too funny.

I have the very same ottoman bought at good old wally world. Great mind thing alike:D

4:01 PM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

Love the ottoman, but the lace on it is even prettier... may have to see if they have one of these at the Tar Jay in my area (my kids call it that too).

4:13 PM  
Blogger Breien in Lansingerland said...

Hmmm.... Your yarn collection would keep me busy for a while for sure!

4:40 AM  

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