Until Maryland Sheep & Wool 2013. I thought I’d be taking it easy on the shopping given I bought yarn just a few weeks ago, but I’m thinking otherwise
I recently discovered my love for the Citron I knit back in 2010. Truth be told, I’ve rarely worn the shawl since finishing it. I typically wear them under jackets, bandit-style – and Citron was just too big.
But last week I realized it’s the perfect chase-away-the-chill-in-the-office topper. And now I want a dozen different large shawls to keep in rotation.
Looking at my sock yarn though, I typically buy just enough for a pair of socks or a shawlette. That won’t do for a larger shawl.
So, I have a couple options
- buy larger quantities of sock yarn – feels like a very slippery slope
- or, find some shawl patterns that use more than one color of yarn
And while I’m at it, I’d like to bring in more non-pink/purple/red. You all know there’s no shortage of those colors around here. Just look at a tiny portion of my stash.
Here are some options I found that only take 1 skein of each color (except for Line Break, which I left in there because I think it will be versatile and worthy of buying 2 hanks of yarn).
I’m trying to go outside my color comfort zone, but still make something I’d enjoy wearing – and something that coordinates with my wardrobe. A couple non-pink/purple/red colors come to mind:
- black and white (and maybe gray)
- accents of chartreuse or orange
It’s been a while since I’ve planned out my purchases for a festival. Now the trick is to see if I use this to help decide what to buy.
Or do I come home with 3 more hanks of pink yarn?
I’ll catch you on the purl side.