I don’t know if I’m just in a buying mood or what, but…there’s been spending. Not just yarn; I also spent over $200 on clothes at Reitmans recently (that was for a lot of clothes, though – 2 pairs of capris that are actually the right length for my short legs; tshirts; 2 sleeveless tops; 2 skirts, including linen; a dress off the mannequin because it was the only one my size!).

The yarn? Well, the stuff I showed last time. And I ordered a bunch of cashmere off eBay, from colourmartUK – I ordered two cones and three skeins, and a sample card (photos tomorrow, once there’s light). Upon seeing and feeling the skeins, a most perfect burgundy, I promptly went back and ordered more. Enough for a sweater. I mean, twelve dollars a skein for a hundred yards of aran weight, 100% cashmere is a steal.

But then….then there was Knitpicks. I haven’t ordered anything yet, but I feel the pull. There’s all the new yarns; Main Line (80% cotton/20% wool) is on sale this weekend for $1.97 (!) and there’s the needles. They do look lovely and pointy. Don’t know if I like what Lauren said about the sound – I don’t really like the way Addis sound.

Anyway, enough rambling about my consumerism. A sock photo?

These strange little socks go pretty quickly when I work on them – I probably knit four repeats of the stripe at SnB a few weeks ago. I knew there were six black stripes in the cuff, and that I started the heel in pink, but for some reason I just stopped working on it. I should finish these socks, just to get them off the needles.

I made some yarn a while back too. I’m going to dye it, but I don’t know what colour – it’s lovely wool/silk from the Black Lamb, done in singles because I wanted some fast spinning, although I don’t find end-product singles spinning to be very relaxing/easy. I have to really try to spin more worsted, thicker, and with less twist. Pretty, though!

4 Responses to “temptation, temptation”

  1. Lauren

    I’m still waiting for a great bamboo needle with great joins and cables. Crystal Palace redesigned theirs but they still don’t really cut it.

  2. Tania A

    Indeed, that yarn is incredibly pretty .. what I hope hubby will one day be able to make for me. :)


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