Tuesday, February 24, 2015

How the yarn freeze is going

When you decide not to buy any more yarn for a while because of huge demands on your space and time and resources, you're not supposed to come home and find some in your mailbox.  But... you know how it goes.

It's not like I could skip the latest Vesper club, right?  (Walk in the Winter Park, cute and so timely.)

And it's not like I could miss my chance at replacing some yarn from a previous club.

This has happened just three times in the six or seven years I've been buying yarn online: the mail system lost my Vesper club yarn the month it was this gorgeous skein of Woodlands.  Probably if it had been a less beautiful and Me sort of colour combination I could have kept my cool, but I loved this stuff when I saw Leslie's, and since then I've been stalking the Vesper shop to see whether it might turn up in regular rotation (and also, might still be in stock once I spotted it.  it's amazing how fast Vesper sells out from the shop!)

In my defense: I did not buy any extra yarn from the last Twisted club, which is unheard-of.  I always buy tons more yarn from that club, and as a result I have rather a lot of Twisted in tons of colours, and I have been trying to use up what I have before giving in to any new configurations.  I'm quite proud of myself for resisting, and for resisting the sign up for the next club, which happened yesterday.

On the other hand...

I did notice I am down to just one more bag of Stoddart sock yarn, after nearly two years of knitting with the enormous amount I bought last time.  So I checked with Silvia.  She will in fact be at a farmer's market sort of near our house on the weekend, and she will be bringing yarn.

This can't end well.

But let's face it, you have to keep up your supplies of all your favourite yarns! You never know when you'll need them.

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