I'm pretty frugal when it comes to buying craft supplies. Really really frugal. You could probably even call me a tightwad. I can get a jolt of pleasure buying $3.71 worth of used zippers and macrame booklets from the 70s (true story).
But it's been a long time since I've bought more than one or two balls of yarn, so when Knit Picks had their yarn sale last month, I decided to splurge. I had a thirst for yarn! You get free shipping if you spend $50, so I set that as my limit.
Some yarn got added to the box for fingerless gloves for Andrew, so my limit got bumped up to $62. His yarn doesn't count, right? ;)
This is the yarn for the manly fingerless gloves. The color is perfect dark heathered charcoal. Exactly what was requested.
I ordered 6 skeins of the Envy Heather (dark green w/ gold undertones) and 2 skeins of the Brass Heather in Simply Cotton Sport. I imagine this is going to become a comfy striped cardigan.
There are three different purples in the order: Seraphim (light faded purpley gray), Vinca (perfect medium purple), and Blackberry (even though it's brightish in the photo, it's almost black in person). You can see the real color better in the box shot below.
I remember a moment in my bedroom the summer that Come On Eileen was the big hit. My mother and I were putting my clothes away in my closet and she said, "No more purple tops!" I hadn't even noticed that half my closet was purple.
Not only do I have these 7 skeins of purple, but I have my Peacock Sweater and another 3-4 skeins of Spa in purple. At least I'm consistent. :)
My only previous experience with Knit Picks is when I bought three mismatched skeins of yarn to piggyback on a friend's order. Not exactly satisfying. I'm glad I got a chance to buy some useable quantities in a couple colors *and* I got to select an armful of single skeins to check out the amazing colors in person.
The Simply Cotton Heathers make me f *cking weak in the knees. Seriously, they are beyond gorgeous. But I must admit, their solid colors are pretty nice, too. And they go all-out when picking names. Who can resist yarn named Hawk? Not I.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -I swear I'm not trying to tease you by making you wait for the clown sweater wrap-up. The holiday weekend has totally wrecked my schedule.
Yesterday Andrew and I walked around the city with the monkey staging some photos. He got some really awesome shots of Timmy breaking some warehouse windows with roundhouse kicks and generally causing a ruckus.
I'll be taking the stitch detail shots this weekend and writing the post to publish next week. xoxo!