Thursday, July 9, 2009

In which I succumb to (more) temptation

I bought some more yarny things online yesterday. It's weird to say but - I still haven't got enough stash! Not enough solid colours, anyway. I have lots of self-striping, lots of subtle colour changes, and way too much truly variegated yarn

(seriously, does anybody have a good project idea for variegated yarn? because I haven't been able to find a single stitch that really suits that much colour, and boy oh boy have I been trying)

and hardly any solids.

Also I was getting dangerously low on exciting yarn-in-the-mail potential. That's really what online shopping is all about, isn't it? It's not just an investment in a project, but in future delights for the middle of an otherwise drab day.

I should stop now, but I just really really want to try something from Decadent Fibers, and I absolutely must join Biscotte et Cie's delicious and bargain-friendly sock club, too, so.... mmm. More shopping!


Kathleen Taylor said...

Try my Aunt Helen Variation Variation stitch with variegated yarns (not a typo- it's a variation on my knitting friend Laura's Aunt Helen's Variation on another pattern): Rnd 1: *YO (wrap the yarn all the way around the needle, K 2 sts (not K 2 tog), lift the YO over the 2 K sts*, rep around. Rnds 2-4: K

It really does show off the variegation well and it makes an interesting texture.

Mary Keenan said...

I love you, Kathi Taylor :^)

Karen said...

I hear you, sister. I am like a freakin' magpie, I buy so much multi-hued stuff; and yet, really, the solids are so much more practical and easy to find patterns for. Sigh. Life is so unfair.