I was listening to the Unwound podcast tonight on the way home (by the way, I do like this podcast and would recommend it). Kelly has listener polls, every time she has a podcast and the last one was about 2007 knitting resolutions. One listener said something about how she was going to try and manage her stash like a lot of people out there this year. But rather than saying she wasn’t buying yarn at all, she said she was only going to buy if she had a project in mind. It sort of made me laugh – that’s totally my type of yarn diet. I always buy yarn when I have a project in mind – so no problem there, right? I don’t really just acquire yarn for no purpose. Really.
But then….I started thinking about it. And I realized that although I frequently do buy yarn with a project in mind, I also, just as frequently buy it without even a clue as to what to do with it. It really just depends where I am. Or where I’m shopping from. Or….if someone has a picture of it on a blog. Or….if someone has it at knitting group. Oh hell, frankly, I’m a complete impulse yarn buyer and I think its a miracle I ever buy it with a project in mind.
So…how about some pics of the yarn I bought this weekend at the Mannings (only one project in mind for this batch!)?
Some Baby Ull to make Drunken Argyle for Larry
Not too exciting? OK, how about these?
C.W. Ewe – DK weight – Larry picked this out, but unfortunately I didn’t really look at it and it isn’t enough for a pair of socks. I sent the Mannings an email, and hopefully they can send me another skein.
Mountain Colors Bearfoot!
Nice, eh? But the next…this is the yarn. This is the yarn I kept on pulling out of the bag and looking at….
This is Claudia Hand Painted…100% silk laceweight. Freaking amazing. Really. Colorway is Black Walnut and its just so beautiful. Its 1100 yards, so it will make a decent sized shawl. And I don’t have any clue on what to make with it. And that’s ok. Someday the perfect pattern for this will pop into my mind, and I will make a beautiful whatever with it. And I will remember the weekend away….so its not just buying yarn – its making a memory. Hey, that’s really good, isn’t it? Hmmm…I need to remember that the next time I tell Larry that I’m going on a yarn crawl.
I am clipping along on the Ariann sleeve – I decided to just start the pattern where I was – and it doesn’t look too weird. I am really looking forward to finishing this and wearing it. It really is a nice pattern, and I think I’m going to look at other patterns on ChicKnits – I’m really impressed with this one. Maybe the Ribbi Cardi for Cieara?