Sunday, July 09, 2006

Meth-Anne-Phetamine

Once upon a time, if I was down, and I needed a little pick me up, I would just buy myself a new lipstick. Those days are over my friend -- the $24 Channel lipstick has been replaced by the $24 skein of Anne - 560 yards of luscious, vibrant color.

With my Channel Lipstick, I could get instant gratification - a few swipes, and voila! My world was now filled with color, and I felt pretty. And I could share the thrill of my new lipstick - leaving a bit on someone's cheek, or collar, or perhaps a pillow case . . .

But with Anne, while I do experience a quick rush on purchase, I am then tortured with - what is it going to become - and I just can't knit it up fast enough. As you can see, I'm starting to accumulate quite a stash (it doesn't quite add up to my Channel lipstick stash - but that's also because I tend to lose my lipsticks in my house, in my handbag, etc., and a new one must be purchased until the old one resurfaces) - and it's really bothering me - because I want to buy more, and I can't buy more if I can't even figure out what to do with what I have.

The red, black, grey, silver skein is earmarked for Jaywalkers. The gold/yellow/pink combo is already in progress as Courtney's shawl. But the 2 pretty pretty skeins of pink? I have any idea in my head, but I'm afraid it will look like crap, and I would be very upset if I blew 2 skeins of beautiful Anne. And the other 2? Please . . . my head hurts.

You can never have too many lipsticks . . . but too many Annes?

9 comments:

Sherry W said...

NEVER! :)

Wendy said...

There is never enough yarn. Anne or otherwise. Though I can relate about torment ... that koigu is calling me but I'm scared to knit it up for fear I won't do it justice. See what fancy yarn does to us?? LOL

The Purloined Letter said...

Love those lipstick colors!

Dorothy said...

Just leave it artfully laying around until you find the perfect project for it.
I'd put it in a bowl and display it as a centerpiece or a sculpture.

StillWater said...

Wow! Semi permanent make up has alot of uses! But did you know that a woman consumes over 4 to 9 lbs of lipstick in her lifetime! Here is the link that I found that shows all of the research:

http://www.lipink.com/lipstick_wax_s/6510.htm&Click=33586

Christine said...

I am having serious Anne envy. *swoon* (Yes, I know. I'm cheating on the Koigu.)

Theresa said...

After my move, I, too, am beginning to feel a little burdened by my yarn. It all wants to me actually knit it. Demanding. Greedy. Jealous. Seriously, worse than my exes.

Love your title, though. Fabulous.

Stuntmother said...

I'm beginning to get the Anne thing. And even more so, the Andrea thing. I'm thinking of trying butterfly in Andrea. Mmmm.

Oh, and Happy Belated Birthday. A little Merrill shaped bird I saw in Loop broke the news.

How cool that you get to test knit that pattern.

The Frog said...

I'm engaged to marry a man... but I admit, I'm in love with Anne too.

:o)