I was so proud of myself for only purchasing 3 items at the Vogue Knitting Live Marketplace.
My VKL NYC purchases
Of course, the Marketplace was overwhelming, crowded, and expen$ive. It was a better experience to see, touch, compare, and move on.
So what is it about February? I seem to go crazy for yarn in February!
Aftermath of participating within a knitting community?
Reward for Marketplace Restraint?
Tired of being at home all the time?
Catching up on the knitting magazines while being at home all the time?
Whatever the reason, I appear to stock up on yarn in February.
And no, I’m not beating myself up! Just noticing a trend…
First there’s the need to make LD another infinity scarf “just like the first one” but in a different color. She had asked for teal, but do you know that it’s very difficult to find a teal yarn in bulky weight? I settled for this Knitpicks’ Wool of the Andes bulky in “Spruce” but that was described as having a bit of teal. It’s not a “fir” green like you would think for a name like Spruce, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed (which is hard to do while I’m crocheting) that she’ll like the color.
While I was at it, I bought this Wool of the Andes bulky “Honey” yarn for me. Yellow was DDSO’s favorite color, and was actually my favorite color when I was growing up. I’ve noticed that I’ve gravitated toward yellow yarn choices since he died.
But wait, folks, that’s not all!
Somehow (“somehow”) I found my way to the Webs online yarn store. As one of my friends said after my visit, “Oh, that’s dangerous!” Talk about tempting.
Cost is all relative (to the size of your budget) and I escaped relatively unscathed, having found my way to the sale yarns, and also there not being an abundant choice of natural fiber bulky yarns. With that said, aren’t these pretty?
Every since last year’s VKL, I have been thinking about doing something in beige. (Yes, me!) The color known as Fawn is the new beige. I think it will show stitch definition really well, so I bought two skeins for some kind of small (infinity scarf? LOL) project. The Red-Orange yarn is a wool-mohair-silk blend made in Italy and hand-dyed in Chile. It is even lovelier in person than online.
Since my daughter has turned me into a simple crocheter, I decided to see what’s out there in that other world.
We’ll see what new adventures this brings!
And damn those creative folks at Lorna’s Laces and Jimmy Beans Wool! I once again received the email with their Olympic offering (the price drops in relation to the number of medals the US wins) and it is so pretty! Sochi 2014 is a blend of gold, silver and bronze. Who could resist?
Yes, I put in my order. (Also note – the skein is 275 yards.) The good news is that the price will be less, as the US Athletes win more. The other good news is that I’ll be able to make something lovely with this yarn.
Okay, I think the splurging is over. Let the knitting begin (and the crocheting continue)!