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!


5 Responses to “Beautiful, beautiful yarn”

  1. 1 Jo June 17, 2009 at 11:13 am

    haha, let’s see how you go. Will the temptation of more yarny goodness be too much. Love those colours in that sock yarn too, I can see myself signing up for them if I ever get around to actually trying to knit a pair myself. Maybe I shouldn’t!

  2. 2 Julie June 17, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Somebody really should have told me about the yarn addiction before I started knitting!!! At least you are a super speedy knitter so can justify all your yarn. I am a super slow knitter and can certainly not justify my ever growing yarn stash!!!! Of course yummy free yarn doesn’t count. Love your Milo vests, 3 friends have just had babies and they are all getting a Milo. Eventually…..

  3. 3 Judy June 17, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Yeah, six plus some surprises! Ha! Oh, and I convinced her to buy on your behalf a perfect t-shirt for your husband; husbands are always hard to buy for!

    Hope your yarn buying ban goes better than mine.

    Might be time to think about spinning. Totally different stash, remember?

  4. 4 Libby June 18, 2009 at 6:47 am

    Yarn buying so a lot of fun and if you compare it to other things that people spend their money on (like alcohol or takeaway foods etc) – I think it’s a pretty healthy habit, as far as vices go. I mean eventually we end up with something practical that can be worn.

  5. 5 shortly24 June 18, 2009 at 10:02 am

    I can see the lot of you like to be enablers lol. My sister especially (surprise!) – spinning? I really *don’t* need another stash right now! After all, the sewing stash has hardly been touched in months. Can’t justify a new hobby! Although your end products have been very beautiful 🙂

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