What did I ever do to deserve a friend like this?
This friend has been on a purging binge. I know how those go. I've been on those myself---many times. If you ever think you are done downsizing/cleaning out/throwing out/reorganizing, think again. And remember.....Priorities Change! I should know. Many (many many many) years ago, I actually decided that I was done with knitting (I now shutter at how silly that thought was---but I did give up knitting for several years.) Her mom became the recipient of not only all my 'good' yarn, but all my needles and books and magazines. (I made a clean sweep. I really thought I was done! Can you imagine?)
I remember how good it felt...finding a loving home for things that didn't work in my world. Now, my friend has much more sense than I had back in those days; she has no intention of giving up her knitting. But, she does have the incredible fortitude to let go of things she is sure she will no longer use.
Oh!!! Lucky lucky lucky me. 10 skeins of Euroflax!!! 20 balls of Ecco!!! (And just look at that gorgeous sable brown, which might be my favorite colour if grey didn't exist.) The piece de resistance.....assorted balls of spindrift, my most favorite yarn in the whole world. My favorite yarn in the entire universe. And. in. all. my. favorite. colours. of grey!!!! and brown with a pretty pink thrown in the mix.
It's fun just dreaming about all the things these beauties could be someday. I've told her I am happy to be the guardian and keep them safe and sound; should she change her mind before they take on a different shape, they are hers to have back. Because, with all the purging, and tossing, and minimalizing I've been doing and have done....I have never--nor will I EVER--touch the 'stash closet' again.
I learned my lesson.