The last few days, it has been rather difficult to restrain myself from purchasing a bunch of yarn. Especially since I got my tax return on Friday and I had already told myself I could have a little splurge with some of the money.
Saturday, I went Shop Hopping with a friend of mine to three; count them, three different yarn stores. Sure, there were loads of things I would like to have purchased, but I really didn’t NEED any of them. Have you seen my stash?
I did purchase yet another skein of sock yarn, you can’t have too much, and one other ball of yarn just to play with. Sometimes I purchase one ball of yarn to curb my appetite for new yarn stash. Then I just knit up a swatch to see how I like the yarn. I figure at some point I will purchase enough for a project, but sometimes it is just fun to swatch and play without a specific goal in mind.
After returning home Saturday evening I had the gigantic urge to surf over to a few of my favorite online yarn shops and again, there were lots of things that I was very tempted to put in my cart to call my own, but I escaped the websites without a purchase.
And even today, I have been surfing Ravelry and checking out some projects and the yarn they were made with and was very tempted to place an order online, but I restrained myself yet again.
I deserve a cookie right. So, I ate two Girl Scout Cookies that were delivered today. Yummy!
With all my surfing this morning, I ran across a thread on one of the Ravelry groups about variegated yarn that pools, in good ways and bad. You might remember my “Wicked” that I completed back in 2007, which has since has been frogged.
I never really like how it pooled in some areas and striped in others. So after reading several posts in this thread I have decided to re-knit this sweater and alternate skeins in hopes that the pooling/stripping will be a little different and something that I can live with.
I really like this yarn and didn’t want to have to give it up to a baby sweater, so I am glad that I came across this alternative.
This will be my next project as soon as I finish the Afghan/Lap Blanket. I have just eight balls to go not including the border, which I haven’t decided if I will add or not, and if I add it I don’t know what yarn I will use, or the color. More decisions, but all lots of fun!