Archive for June 17th, 2009

Beautiful, beautiful yarn

A few friends on a forum I belong to have ‘fessed up recently about being addicted to shopping.  Now, I am not guilty of any such thing – I only spend money that I have. But I am guilty of buying yarn that I don’t need right now, and thus my stash is suffering from, erm, slightly overstuffed syndrome.  Much as I try, I can no longer fit it into the allotted two 45 litre bins (and one pretty cane basket in my room to ogle).  Part of the problem is that I stashed up large in January after I signed up for NaKniSweMoDo. Sales we on, I knew what lay ahead, and I took advantage of that. I have at least 6 more sweater sized lots waiting for me to knit up, and this all takes up space. So, I hereby swear not to buy any more yarn until I have finished knitting up my Winter Sock Club yarns.

You see, despite the aforementioned yarn issues, I went ahead and signed up for Vintage Purls Winter Sock Club. Yes, I *know* I haven’t even knit up the last of the summer ones yet. Yes, I *know* I’ve got a number of beautiful skeins of yarn and three books of patterns. But, well, I had the money set aside, and I’m not so good with temptation. 

My first installment arrived late last week…

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I can see now that the placement of the yarn makes the sock pattern hard to see – it’s an interesting ribbed sock with the gusset at the front of the sock (!). I have cast on the first of these and am almost ready to begin gusset increases. But I’m alternating this with another Milo vest, this time for Miss 2.9.

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The colours are an interesting combo of purples, from violet to lavender, and some rusty coloured browns. 

And we got cute goodies too. Love the fabric badges.

 

 

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Cute eh!

So, I *will* knit up these, and each of the following two installments before I buy any more yarn. I promise. In fact, I will even do the last of the summer ones before I buy more yarn.

Did I mention that my sister is in America right now with a big bag of yarn to bring home to me? Actually I’ve only bought six skeins, but when I get them it will be like buying yarn all over again, without breaking my buying ban. Clever, eh!


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