Monday, September 21, 2009

I Can't Believe I Bought The Whole Thing

I....I....I....bought "some" yarn on Saturday. I just couldn't help myself.

I told myself, "Self, you are not going to buy any yarn because you have plenty in your stash and you don't need any right now."

And my Self said, "PFFFFFFFFT!"

You see, one of our LYS (local yarn shop to the uninitiated) is closing. Oh the weeping, oh the wailing, oh the clacking of pointy sticks. It was a sad day. But with the store closing there comes the lovely word "SALE". Oh yes, 40% off lovely yarn. And Miss Chickpea has some really lovely yarn. I say "had" because, after my group went through they were a lot lower in inventory.

So my knittin' buddies from Tri-County Knitaholics met at the store and started shopping. And you see (I seem to use that phrase a lot to justify things) we are sort of enablers when it comes to yarn purchasing. I am sorry to say that we don't tell each other to STOP! and PUT THAT YARN DOWN! and YOU DON'T NEED THAT!

No, we are all "Ohhhhh, that is great and you need that for the sweater you were talking about." Or, "Wow, that will be great for those socks." And then there is, "I don't know what you will make with it but you still have to get it."

Yup, enablers.

And so, in the name of full disclosure, and because the yarns are so yummy, I will show you what I got and you will be all jealous. Unfortunately you can't have the full experience because really, when buying yarn it is all about the touching and stroking and petting and feeling of the yarn. Hmmmmmmmm. I think I will stop with that line of thinking.

Just think of the next series of pictures as "Yarn Porn". I am sorry to have said the word porn but if you are a knitter then you will understand.

Oh yes, that is a whole LARGE bag full of lovely yarn.

For socks

Ohhhhhhh, look at the colors!

I don't know what these two skeins will become but I just couldn't pass them up. Berroco Ultra Alpaca is lovely.

Ohhhhhh, more Ultra Alpaca only this is the "fine". It makes excellent socks as Roots and Rings can attest (check out #7).

Not sure what these are going to be but it may be a shawl of some kind.

This....this will be a light summer sweater of some kind. I bought all that they had which was 10 skeins and it may just be enough. We will see. It is luscious (oh I love that word).

I hang my head in shopping shame at the yarn that I bought. Or at least I will....once I am done touching the yarn and putting it in with the rest of the stash, and thinking about what I am going to knit with it and.........


  1. Yes. Great socks! I love love love them!!

  2. Haha, you have no control!! But it's all lovely. I don't even have yarn lust like you and I think it's all gorgeous looking! So no wonder you're drooling.


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