yarn sale... the madness takes its toll...

Seamus OBrein's picture

i arrived at the shabby sheep at 09:50am this morning tired and still sleepy... to an already open store (i was horrified)... with tons of women grabbing up my yarn that i had already reserved (in my mind) to buy... so half of the yarn i took home was on a whim... it was their two year anniversary sale...

i bought an orange ball of pace to go with my ditto tweed yarn in brown and autum colors... they are for socks... i plan on making the cuff, heel, and toe in the solid... with the tweed for the body... then i picked up enough to make a green version of the ditto tweed and pace solid socks...

i couldn't think of anything else i wanted to make... when justin finally showed up around 10:30am (late again i see) he gave me the idea to make a harry potter sweater... the one with the inital on the front... but someone had already bought most of the green rowan felted tweed i wanted... (there was 15 balls in green this mornin before the store opened according to maria)... so i picked up what was left and will go back or maybe somewhere else to get the last of it... but i have 4 of the 10 ball required to make the sweater... plus the 1 ball for the contrasting inital color... so that should tide me over for now... and get me started on the sweater... if i finish it in time i can wear it to the deathly hallows book launch... (the final book in the series... how sad and exciting)... how cool would it be to show up in green (slytherin's colors) and piss everyone off... yes i know i'm that big of a dork... but i love the harry potter series...

maybe latter in the year i might do a harry potter sweater in blue (for ravenclaw)... but that would have to be after i get the orange sweater i'm designing out of the way first... (i need to think of a name for it as well)... and then there is the inishmaan by alice starmore i want to do as well... plus one my best friend wants and needs... so many sweaters so little time...

i also picked up two partial balls of this lime green wool for a dollar each... i'm not sure how much there is... not sure what to do with it... but it looked lonely and like it wanted to go home with me... so of course i had to take it...

i plan on going back maybe today or tomorrow... i ended up spending ten dollars less than i had set aside for yarn... so maybe i can find another ten dollars from my mom and add to my stash... even though all my stash is labeled and waiting to be turned into something... hehehe...

ok i'm on a yarn high... i need to go cool down... then finish up my second knuck (in an orange rowan felted tweed) so i can wear them...

cheers m8s...

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Mario Thanks for bringing

Mario

Thanks for bringing Ancient Knitting Wisdom to our attention. Now I know where I am going wrong. This weekend I will go forth and stash with a vengeance.

Seamus OBrein's picture

very well... then i will

very well... then i will never own a stash... i will always have a project in mind when buying yarn... i like to have goals... i like a bit of structure... every bit of mine is labeled... and put in an appropriate place to wait until i bring it to life... i've already decided to make acessories out of the "lonely yarn" i picked up... so much for starting a stash... well i'm going to make some wrist warmers... talk to you guys later... cheers m8s...

quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that i may wet my mind and say something clever.
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MMario's picture

all my stash is labeled and

all my stash is labeled and waiting to be turned into something

Grasshopper;

Ancient Knitting wisdom says:

Yarn that is labeled and assigned to a project is not stash yarn; it is Designated Consumables

So you need stash. Impulse buying is good. Picking up odd skeins because you like the looks, the feel or "because it looked lonely" is also good.

Go forth and stash!

MMario - Can anybody tell me what year it is?