Thursday, January 31, 2008


Hey, did you know that Ash Wednesday is NEXT week?? That's really really soon. You're wondering why I care, right? Well, every year I give something up for Lent. Yes, I know I'm the furthest thing from Christian or Catholic or whatever, but I do it anyway. Sometimes people give me funny looks when I tell them.

For the past couple of years, it's been chocolate in all its forms. One year it was doughnuts (Dunkin' Donuts = evil. Not to mention not really tasty at all). This year? I'm thinking it should be yarn. Yarn shopping, specifically. Mostly because I'm in one of those moods where I just want to buy up all the yarn in the world, and also because giving up chocolate right now would probably kill me. Not that I'm incredibly stressed out or anything, but you never know how things will go from one day to the next (today I moved from the depths of despair (everything I do turns to crap!) to being super-duper elated (yay! I made purple cells! Pretty purple!) in the span of a couple of hours. I'm glad it wasn't the other way around) and I don't want to be without my coping mechanism. =P

I haven't decided 100% yet, but I guess I should soon. In preparation, maybe I should buy some more yarn as a last hurrah? =)

(A later thought: H
ey, do you think that this could be offensive to some people, like they'd think I was trivializing something that was a serious thing for them (i.e. using Lent as an "excuse to diet")? I've never really discussed my Lenten habits with any devout Christians, so I wouldn't really know. On the other hand, I suppose people can choose to be offended by just about anything.)


Karen said...

Personally, I don't think it's offensive for you to observe Lent even though you're not Christian. I kinda think that would be like a Christian being offended for everyone in the world wishing each other Merry Christmas since most people don't celebrate it in the religious sense. And yeah, maybe some people are offended by that, but that's really up to them. Most people don't mind, and are just happy to share in the good cheer. So, likewise with Lent, it's the spirit of understanding sacrifice, so I don't think it's offensive at all.

Knitted Gems said...

I gasped when I read that you were going to give up yarn for Lent. Wow. If you do, make sure your stash is easily accessible. You're going to need it to get through. You know the drill. Now that you can't have it, you're going to see it everywhere in such soft fibers and gorgeous shades. Good Luck!

Adrienne said...

Heh, I guess putting the thought "out there" on the Internet means I'm committed, huh? =P

I think I should do it -- I'm getting this huge backlog of projects that I keep putting aside for other newer, shinier things. I saw this log cabin blanket made out of Noro Kureyon on Ravelry, and now I want one. IMMEDIATELY. The only thing is, buying 20 balls of Kureyon right at this moment probably wouldn't be a very good idea....