A few months ago I said I wouldn’t buy any more yarn until I used what I had. That…didn’t quite turn out. And now I have no idea what I’m going to do (except knit and crochet more, of course).
The first stumbling block was the Fiber Arts Fest. I bought two skeins of Corny Goodness.
These became my Midwest Autumn Mitts and Beret. They served me quite well on brisk autumn days.
Then came a few skeins I got on Women Gone Wild Weekend – one gift, and two thrift store finds.
No plans for the Kashmira yet.
This is currently being worked up into a lace scarf.
No plans for this one yet, either. I really only got it because it was in the same bag as the pretty red, yellow and orange yarn.
Then I bought some gorgeous skeins of silk blends for Pablo’s gloves. Totally excusable and worth every penny.
Love, love, LOVE Venezia!!
Then, for reasons unknown (what in the world was I doing in the LYS when I’m not supposed to be in there!!) I randomly bought some sock yarn I thought was kind of pretty.
The colors are pretty, but in the end the socks they’re turning into are meh. I should learn to stay away from variegated yarn because I rarely like the outcome.
Then I bought a skein of Butterfly Super 10 100% mercerized cotton for a Christmas present request.
But here’s where things went into crazytown. Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales. Oh, you guys know exactly how to push my buttons. Most (ok, all) of these yarns are total bargain basement yarns, but then you made them even cheaper and made shipping free. Goodness.
Firstly, a trip to Joann’s with a coupon and a sale flier. Five skeins of Paton’s Classic Wool in Plum Heather (this will be a sweater).
And three skeins of Red Heart (shut up, I like it) Holiday to be turned into a sweater vest.
And today, Cyber Monday, is where the real damage was done. No photos yet so you’ll just have to imagine it.
- 9 skeins of Lion Brand Amazing in Arcadia
- 1 skein of Lion Brand Sock-Ease in Cotton Candy
- 1 skein of Lion Brand Sock-Ease in Grape Soda
- 1 skein of Lion Brand Sock-Ease in Sno Cone
- 8 skeins of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Bittersweet
- 6 skeins of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Chocolate
- 2 skeins of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Mink Heather
- 2 skeins of Knit Picks Felici in Green Veggies
- 2 skeins of Knit Picks Stroll in Buckskin
- 2 skeins of Knit Picks Stroll in African Violet
- 2 skeins of Knit Picks Stroll in Blue Topaz
- 47″ circular needle, size 1 (2.25mm)
Anyone want to hazard a guess at how much money I spent today on yarn? I have plans for each and every skein I ordered today, too. That should keep me busy for awhile.
The best part about it? And I mean the best part? When I sheepishly admitted to Pablo that I bought more yarn he did not admonish, fret or roll his eyes. He simply said “I’d better make more room for it in the computer room. Will you roll around in it and laugh like a super villain?”
Do I have an awesome husband or what?