Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Never enough yarn

Apparently one can never have too much yarn, because I visited Romni Wools yesterday and came home with some:

They were having a 20% off yarn sale, which was great timing as I needed to be able to look at a huge selection of Debbie Bliss and Rowan colours to make my choices.

It's all for hats, of course - I love hats so much! and they are so fast. In fact I'm hoping to knit one of them today, the blue, because it's a design I don't have to pay too much attention to while I wander around looking in display cases. Yep, it's back to the museum today. Honestly it's like a summer course, just reading through all the little information tabs! I have to repeat the program on minerals though. I get a little distracted by all the sparklies and just gawk at the colours.

While I was at Romni I discovered something terrible: they sell spinning supplies. Fortunately, they only have beginner spindles or I would have spent a lot of money. But they do have a lot of bags of various fibers from Ashford and Louet, some dyed, some not, all amazing. And, erm, spinning wheels. Including the one Kathi has and which I would also like.

I'm not going to think about that... I'm going to think instead about how valiant I was not buying up a lot of fiber I probably can't spin anyway because my spindle is too heavy or too small for it. And about how nice it is that just now, while putting away some yarny bits, I came across a braid of Fleece Artist merino I bought about 18 months ago when I expected to thrum some more mittens (ha!) It's dyed in denim and red to match 100g of denim wool. I bet once I've spun it the two of them would make an awesome stripey hat, don't you?

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