Well probably in my world, any additional yarn that comes to my door is probably too much yarn. LOL I don’t have to worry about the fabric stash growing — that hasn’t really had any influx of new fabrics in ages other than the batiks that were sent and I’m certainly not going to turn down free fabric. But clearly, all my fabric shopping mojo has simply been moved to yarn shopping!
Now I could blame Judy because, well you know she is always blaming me, but let’s just say I buy it for health reasons. The life of a legal assistant (which I have loved from day one and wouldn’t want to be doing anything else) can be very busy and stressful some days…. many days….weeks at a time. LOL And studies have shown that knitting is very good for you — it is relaxing and helps to lower your blood pressure. So yes – yarn buying must be part of my “wellness” program. And heck – the colors, the textures, the beautiful projects it turns into — I simply can’t resist that — and then if you throw in a good sale. Well, that all adds up to why I had to buy a couple more plastic storage containers last night! :-) If I would have just bought the big tubs in the first place, I wouldn’t need to keep buying them but the smaller ones stack better where I need to store them.
This came from TLE this week. I had never tried the Trekking yarn and from what I had read it’s supposed to be good long wearing sock yarn (similar to the long wearing characteristics of Opal). I love the color combination but there’s no way I’d make socks out of it — it’s so very thin. But it will make a lovely scarf or something else. I may mix one strand of it with something else and make mittens out of it.
There’s another hank of yarn missing from those photo which I forgot at the office — along with my red Loopy coffee mug the rest of the rewards pack had a hank of yarn, a container of beads and if I remember right a pattern for fingerless mitts to use that yarn and beads on. I’ve never added beads to any of my knitting but I’ve got a scarf pattern I want to try that has beading.
And if that weren’t enough, my order from ESK came Monday that contained my Sock-A-Long yarn and some “friends”. I also hit one of their knitting marathon milestones so a cute little orange Namaste coin purse type bag stuffed with tape measure, more great stitch marker pins which I love, and a kitty snips stuffed inside.
That pink and great hank — I’m thinking that will get used for a cowl that I will donate to the Komen Fund auction next year. Pink is growing on me a little — it’s not a color I will ever have much of in my wardrobe nor in my fabric stash except for the Komen Fund quilts, but in some yarns I like it. My absolutely favorite out of this group is he first on the left – Lorna’s Laces with the shades of red/rust/browns, you can just see a hit of the blue but sort of what I’d call a colonial blue which then sort of flows into a greeny gray — fall colors – always my favorite. That one is called Tuscany. And although I love bright colors, the second one in line – also Lorna’s Laces, is gorgeous. Grays with just hints of pale other colors — they go with so much. That one is the one I bought if I get the first Sock – a-long sock done (Froot Loop) and have time to do the second one which is all full of cables.
And if all this yarny goodness weren’t enough, I came across a new pattern upload this week by Nadita, who is the designer of the Dreambird pattern. This one is called
Art Deco. I just love it and have already bought the pattern an ordered some of the yarn for it. My plan – finish my Dreambird and some other projects that are on a deadline (sock-a-long and Loopy 4th quarter due in December) and to ring in the New Year (since I lead such an exciting life) I plan to start on this project on New Year’s Eve. This also gives me plenty of time to decide what additional yarn I want to use on this project and get those deadline projects finished. So are you up to knitting along with me on this project?? (or perhaps you have a much more exciting New Year’s Eve planned – LOL). I figure if we’ve mastered Dreambird and making doublestitches, then it looks like we’ve got the basics down to be able to do Art Deco with great success.
“I’m not sayin’ I ordered these” but just might be coming to my house (whew thank goodness I bought more plastic containers! I couldn’t decide what color I wanted for the leaves in Art Deco so I had to order three (the right column – what can I say they were on sale). I’ll wait to see them in person before deciding and picking the additional yarns to go with them. My first thought is it will either be the top or bottom on (the one in the middle I think I will use to make another Spectra Scarf for a gift). I like the rainbow colors of the top one but the bottom one has more “my colors” that I wear — fall tones.
As for those yarns in the other color — well there were all kinds of great German yarns I’ve been wanting to try and they carried them. They are various types of striping or patterning yarns and will make some fun socks.
Now Denise step away from the computer and any more “checkout” buttons on the screen!!! I need to go refill my Red Loopy coffee cup and decide on my plan of attack for the day. It’s rainy and dreary and damp so staying in my jammies snuggled on the couch knitting is at the top of my list but that would seem rather decadent wouldn’t it. Well, I’ll toss in a load of laundry first, load the dishwasher and make some brunch — ah and I just remembered when I was out yesterday I picked up some new movies so yes, knitting and watching movies on this dreary day is sounding like a great plan!