Off the Wagon
Posted by Andi on June 16, 2016
I was so good at not buying yarn during the first part of the year, but YarnCon opened the floodgates.
First, one of my Ravelry friends opened her own Etsy shop. It’s called LittleHeartYarns and she dyes such beautiful self-striping sock yarn, among other things. When the shop went live I had to buy a skein. I bought some self-striping sock yarn in the Sail On Girly Girl colorway.
I tried to guess what it would look like. I figured it would have several light and medium blue stripes for each pink one, given the distribution of colors in the skein. I started knitting a sock, and discovered I was right! Here is the striping pattern:
I LOVE how these are turning out! I will post about the completed socks soon.
In May I was in Lafayette, Indiana. As I was finishing Tim’s new socks the cable on my circular needle broke off. It was a Knitters Pride Karbonz needle. I saw that a yarn store in Lafayette, River Knits, carries Knitters Pride, so I stopped in to see if I could replace the needle. Alas, they didn’t have the exact one I needed. So what did I do? I bought yarn!
I was excited to see that the store carries Opal yarn. I see a lot of Europe-based podcasters knit with Opal, but I don’t see it here in the US that often. I decided I wanted a skein. I chose this one:
The colorway is called Romantik. I thought it looks like Halloween, so I plan to knit myself a pair of socks out of this yarn in October.
Tim was with me, and I asked him if there was anything that caught his eye, and he chose a skein of Berroco Comfort Sock yarn:
I was a little surprised he chose a variegated yarn, since he generally doesn’t like those. However, he was looking at the fiber content, and saw that it was 50% nylon and 50% acrylic. He read that nylon socks are better for diabetics (which he is) than cotton socks, and was intrigued by this yarn because it had a larger nylon content than most of the sock yarns I use. After buying this yarn I looked it up on Ravelry and saw that it had a lot of bad reviews. There were also good reviews, so we’ll see how this works out for us.
Finally, I went into a local yarn store shortly after going to the shop in Lafayette to buy some yarn for a pool prize. I’m not going to post about that because it’s not for me and it’s not staying in my stash. There was so much pretty yarn in there that a couple of weeks later I went back and decided to buy something for myself. I considered many skeins, but decided to get this Succulent Fiber MCN Fingering yarn in the Lemon Pepper colorway.
I love the bits of gray in it. I can’t wait to knit with this.
So far that’s it. Even after all these purchases I still want to buy all the yarn.