I have been resisting a trip to the local yarn store since December. It’s only a month, but it really has been a monumental effort.
On Sunday (just before the Superbowl) I finally cracked and went to Imagiknit for something soft, bulky and brown to knit into a throw pillow with this lovely blue stuff, which was hand spun by GobleWarming and has knitted up very nicely.
I went in, was assisted by the excellent and helpful staff, bought two hanks of this wool/alpaca/silk blend made by Mirasol . It’s extremely luxurious and has a slight sheen from the silk:
Job done, in and out and only spent…well it was a lot, but it was a luxury yarn and now I didn’t need to go back, right?
Obviously in my rush to leave the store and not spend any more money, I forgot to look at the yardage, yes, that’s right, I should have had three hanks. So later today instead of going running, I will be returning to the LYS for more of the same, oh and something to knit up a hug monster for the photos for the pattern, oh and maybe look at the cotton, I haven’t done much knitting with cotton and I’m curious about it.
It’s a slippery slope. A slippery, yarn filled slope.