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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Last Big Splurge For A LONG While...

And please, make me eat my words if I go back on this?

It really has been a touch over the top, here in Knitnanaville, lately...

But with 50% off sales all over, it's been really hard to resist. Especially when the stuff is so yummy. And as in the case of Knitter's Knook closing? It's been an exercise in supporting a gal I think a lot of, too...

I'm making lists of all the stash I'm going to knit up (and WIPs that will be completed - promise!).

Today's mail brought my new Birkenstocks...and I think I like them, and maybe they'll be good for my feet - 1/2 a day isn't long enough to make that judgement. *wink*

And the mail also brought this from Little Knits:
Noro Iro color 63 for "My First Vest." The pattern arrived also (but was bought at NoSoKnit a couple of weeks ago). No, not casting on yet...WIPs to finish, remember?

And then there was this:
Elle Merino Tweed in Graphite. A luscious medium/dark gray with copper flecks. I'm in love. I bought a ton of this. Mainly thinking of the Daily Sweater from MDK Outside the Lines, but then, I really thought this was superwash, and it's NOT. (sigh)

eta...both of these photos are trending on the "light," as in "reflective," side - the yarns are dark, the Noro is black-based...

Still, it's marvelous wool. So I'll think on it a bit. Perhaps I'll decide that I can handwash the Daily Sweater in cold every time it needs it. After all, sweaters don't get washed every week, right? Or perhaps it will make a wonderous shawl that would have to be reblocked every time I wash it (and needs washing even less often than a sweater...)

As much as I love this yarn, it'll probably end up in the Daily Sweater.

I do have one more skein coming (found it on Ravelry, whoohoo!) of the Green Mountain Spinnery Cotton Comfort. I'd hoped to use the 7 skeins I bought Sunday at Knitter's Knook for Cheryl Oberle's Sampler Stole from Folk Shawls but I was just 1 skein short of the yardage.

I'm hopeful that since the yarn is "undyed" it won't be that much different ... Keep your fingers crossed for me, okay?

6 Comments:

Anonymous Carrie K said...

Dutifully crossing fingers for you on the yarn!

9:30 PM  
Blogger Suse said...

I love that Folk Shawls book.

Thank you for your sweet words on my blog about my dear departed cat.

6:07 AM  
Blogger Dana said...

Been there/spent that. :) I've been at the Knook the last two Saturdays and my plan is to buy there and then buy no more for a long, long while.

Your new fibery goodness (and your plans for them) are great!

10:27 AM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

Ooh, that tweed is absolutely gorgeous. Definitely go for the sweater -- it's wool, it repels dirt! (Right?) :)

1:20 PM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

Does this mean I should save this post, print and mail it to you if you need to 'eat your words'? You can probably use the alternating skeins method to blend the new skein in with the others... sorry to hear your friend is going out of business. We are getting that a bit too much around here too.

6:43 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

Oh that Noro is yummy!

1:23 PM  

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