posts tagged: yarn



Why did I not delve into the fiberlicious opportunities before! The lack of knitting content is easily masked by shots of pretty yarn. This is one of my most prettiest. Alchemy Yarns of Transformation Bamboo, 100% Bamboo, colorway 45C Koi Pond. Though it would have been appropriate to dunk the skein in a body of water and make it a fish, that’s not so “-licious.” Instead, I thought it looked like shiny, radiant, pretty jam.

. . . and end with the wool!


Now, it’s been bandied about that I have no stash. This isn’t entirely accurate. I have some stash. But it’s really rather small. I showed it to Lolly and Kris a few weeks ago, and Kris laughed–laughed!–when he mentally compared the basket of sock yarn and 1.5 bins of yarn I own to what he has in his house. Remember at the beginning of the year, when I declared I would reduce my stash by 1/3? Actually not all that hard to accomplish. (And yet, I don’t think I did. I reduced it by, I don’t know, maybe 1/4.)

So I was resolved to buy yarn on Saturday at Maryland Sheep and Wool and feel no guilt. And I did! I spent nearly all the cash I’d given myself to spend, and I couldn’t be happier with my purchases. The “spree” didn’t start out so well–I was so overwhelmed that I passed by a lot of great stuff. My first purchase was, naturally, sock yarn–what I identified as a good deal, from a small company that looked nice.