I am about to say something I haven't been able to say in over 4 years:
Until this week, I had not bought yarn in over a month and half.
I know, shocking. You can pick yourself up of the floor now.
It's not that I was consciously not-buying, it's that I was busy doing other things. And I obviously have plenty of yarn already. And not having a discount anymore makes me think a little harder about buying stuff I don't need and won't be able to knit for a while . . .
Although that only goes so far. I can't resist brand new yarns!
That's 3 skeins of Koigu Mori, the new 50/50 Merino/silk blend that Koigu just released. It's really, really gorgeous! Very soft with a wonderful sheen. This is color M223, bought at Purl, and it will become a lacy scarf. Eventually.
Underneath is a new novelty sock yarn called Flat Feet. This, my friends, is one of those products that I really wish I had invented! Not because it's groundbreaking or anything, but because it's perfect enticement for sock knitters -- we always want the latest and greatest sock yarn, and changing it's physical put up? So simple! So brilliant! I had to have it! Here's the link to the manufacturer's website if you've never heard of this. I'm not sure I'll be able to knit with the kinky yarn without driving myself crazy though, so I may hank it up, prewash, and then knit. But hey, I'm crazy like that.
BTW, I'm doing some blog redesigning, so please let me know if something looks wacky! The picture on the upper right won't always be of the shawl, I just have to resize a bunch of other pictures to fit so I can rotate through them . . .
I’m not really surprised you didn’t buy yarn b/c you’re not working at the yarn shop. Having it right there makes you buy lots more than not. Especially after not getting the discount too.
I’ve heard about Flat Feet sock yarn. It looks cool. But I think it’s just the novelty factor. I might have to buy at least one skein of it just because.
Oh, that Koigu Mori looks AMAZING!!! Can’t wait to see it all knitted up. I hadn’t heard of Flat Feet yet, thanks for the link!
April 09, 2008
I’m (of course) making a pair of flat feet right now (don’t use 3s, use 1s) and the yarn does not come out all boucle-ey like the little sample sock at Knitty City was – it looks just like a regular sock … I think I have a picture on ravelry of the toe -