I’m not sure where to start, but in the last few days, I’ve bought a little bit of yarn and for the first time in a long time, I can say I’m officially on yarn overload!
So what did I get? Well, I got some Sweet Georgia sock yarn from a destash on Ravelry (the destash group is a dangerous place to lurk!).
And then yesterday – my knitting group went on a yarn crawl to a couple of local stores. We went to Kraemer’s first – I didn’t buy anything there – they seem to be phasing out all but their own yarn, and I just didn’t see anything that really grabbed me. After a really nice lunch at a restaurant in Bethlehem (great wine!), we headed to The Knitters Edge. I had been there before – it was pretty soon after they opened and it was ok – gorgeous store, but didn’t have a lot of yarn. So I didn’t think I’d be tempted when we went yesterday. I was wrong. The store has really stocked up on yarn – and they had so many nice yarns it was hard to decide. I think everyone went a little overboard at Knitters Edge – but its a great store, and I recommend it highly. They have a beautiful knitting area too, so definitely check it out when you have time to sit and knit.
OK, how overboard did I go? I bought a little cashmere (you should feel this – amazing!)
I couldn’t resist this sock yarn – I loved the colors and it is like nothing else I have in the stash – Blue Ridge Kaldeiscope
Finally – to top all that off… Chris gave me some Kauni yarn – I had mentioned that I wanted to try it and she just gave it to me. How nice is that?
Are you as yarn overwhelmed as I am? I don’t think I’ll be buying yarn for a while now. Really. I love everything I bought, and I’m happy I did – but its enough for now, and now its time to start using some of it!
I bought all of this yarn with the money that I made from my book and yarn destash on Ravelry – I’ve been cleaning out my shelves and bins and selling anything that I didn’t think that I’d ever use. Although this is a little bit of yarn, this is still less than what I’ve sold, so the net effect is less stuff. Which is exactly what I’m going for – little less stuff, little more cashmere!
Its been such a great weekend – I’ve spent time with friend and family, and have had plenty of time to sit and knit too. Isn’t it amazing how some weekends are just perfect? I can’t imagine a better weekend, or adding anything to this one to make it better. Well…maybe I can….
I bought one more thing – Baby Alpaca Lace – gorgeous! So soft. So beautiful. I just couldn’t resist using it immediately. I started a scarf – but although it is the perfect color for this, it just wasn’t doing it for me. And then I remembered a pattern that Jacqui said she loved – and I love it too. Ishbel. Perfect – this yarn is amazing, and I’m enjoying the pattern. The perfect way to end my perfect weekend.
I hope your weekend was perfect too! Enjoy the rest of it!