Saturday, September 08, 2007

When the Yarn is Packed

I thought I could make it through the month without buying yarn. As if I have that kind of will power. I packed up all my stash, because my condo has to look like no one lives here. This is more of a challenge to me than the actual move. I have stuff. I use stuff. It gets left out. I feel like I need to make space in a closet to hide stuff when there's a showing (please, someone buy my condo soon!). Luckily, there's a lot of storage in this small place.

A friend of mine just had a baby and wants to have a knitalong. She and I are going to make a Fair Isle-style hat. Because she is a new mom and has much less time for knitting than I do, she's going to make Center Square from the Winter 2006 Knitty, and I'm going to make that and finish Usferud (which I started last year, but am going to rip back to the cotton lining part). So I needed yarn, see. I didn't like the brown I was using on Usferud, so I ordered a darker color, which came super fast from Yarnzilla. I don't like their lack of a yarn search, but they do ship fast and have good prices. Today I walked to Nina to buy yarn for Center Square. I got some RYC Cashsoft Aran in Forest and Karabella Aurora 8 in Leaf.

Then I got inspired. I've been in Nina a lot over the past couple weeks, but nothing has struck my fancy. Today I wanted everything. I bought some Misti Cotton in Brown and Light Blue Twist. There's a ton of yardage in those hanks, so I justified it that way. I think they'll either become mittens or a hat for me.

First, though, I'm finishing Something for Jen. I'm hoping to get it finished before I visit her next week, but if not I'll give it to her for Christmas. I'm quite far along. Some concentrated knitting time should make finishing it by Tuesday night possible.

2 comments:

aimee said...

oh, yes. there is LOTS of storage :) hahaaa.

you do an amazing job of making the condo look like a model!

Carrie K said...

Well, clearly you HAD to buy yarn.

Crossing fingers for the quick sale of the condo! Selling & moving is its own special hell.