Those who know me have often heard me say, “I’m buying no more yarn until _____!” Most recently I was overheard to say, “I’m buying no more yarn until after Christmas!” as I carried a skein of sock yarn and a chevron scarf kit in Seahawks colors out the door of Apple Yarns.
Well, today I had to modify that mantra just a little bit. Andrea at Apple Yarns found some yarn I had been looking for to knit an Entrelac Scarf for my daughter-in-law, Clare, in the exact colorway that I wanted! It is Noro Silk Garden #87. She found it at Wild Fibers in Mt. Vernon about 45 minutes away.
So I altered my manta to “I’m not buying yarn unless it is for a project that I already have in my queue!” I’m fairly safe with this one considering that there are forty-three projects in my queue. So off I went singing my new mantra — I’m not buying yarn unless it is for a project in my Ravelry queue!
Then I walked into Wild Fibers and my resolve seemed to melt away. The Yarn Addict in me took over — I lost any control I may have thought I had — yarn screamed in my ear to be touched — I was in heaven! Wild Fibers is the snobby yarn addicts nirvana! Really! Yarn Snobs only go for the good stuff — you know, the feel-good, natural fibers, expensive stuff!
I actually did better than you may expect. But only with deep resolve and a limited yarn budget, did I leave the store with only four skeins of the Noro Silk Garden, one skein of Hazel Knits Artisan Sock Yarn in Seahawks colors, two stitch holders, and a set of the new Knitter’s Pride Knit Blockers. All this in just 20 minutes. I hate to think what may have happened if I had stayed for 40 minutes!!
Now I need to go to work on the four projects already on the needles — but more about that next time!