Timing is everything, and my timing for this Yarn Diet SUCKS!
First, Elann puts out their solid colored sock yarn in a gazilion yummy colors. For just over 5 bucks you can buy enough yarn for a pair of socks. Perfect for a pair of Pippi’s, or those argyle socks I’ve been dreaming about.
Then, they go and put out new stock of their Peruvian Highland Wool. A couple colors I liked but didn’t jump on fast enough are in there. I must have visited the site 20 times yesterday just to watch the inventory numbers change.
Then, KnitPicks goes and releases white sock weight yarn so now I’m dreaming up all the handdyed color combos I could make myself.
Finally, the new Vogue Knitting came out and I love about 50 projects in there:
- Thigh-high fair isles
- Flower basket felted bag
- Floral pullover
- And another pullover in the “Pattern Play” section that’s not shown in their previews
The knitting goddess is really putting me to the test this week. So far so good though, and here’s why.
Look what Kate sent me:
It’s a wonderfully saturated shade of deep magenta mohair, and it goes perfectly with a hank of Manos I have in the stash (pictured on the right). I think I’ll either make up a scarf with 1 strand of Manos and 2 strands of the Mohair, or I’ll make up a wrap with just the mohair. I love love love this color!
And then yesterday I won 2 hanks of Koigu from Caryn for correctly guessing her TV trivia question! I can’t wait to see what color shows up at my doorstep!
One thing is for sure though, not buying new yarn is really helping me keep to my goals. I’m a few repeats away from hitting my secret pal goal for the week, and then it’s just 2×2 ribbing on Cabled and Ribbed sweater to finish the back.
I think I’ll hit both of those goals this week, as well as the no yarn buying, thanks to Evelyn, Kate and Caryn. Thanks, girls!