Monday, April 14, 2008

InStash Gratification

I dunno what's come over me. I keep buying yarn. My only excuse is that I had a good month freelancing. Freelancing means not being able to count on the same amount of income at any given month so I took advantage of the fat times to tide me over in the lean ones. But I have to stop now if I really want to make my trip to Paris this summer.

The other excuse is that I got a good bargain on this here pile:

It's a whopping seven skeins of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted Multi in Aslan. Leanna (Ravelry link) destashed this little treasure trove for a ridiculously low price and I decided I would be nice enough to take it off her hands. It's luscious, this stuff. The color is beautiful and I've no clue what to make with it, but I'll keep myself occupied by knitting up a swatch:

It's got a teeny tint of olive thrown into the mix and the browns range from pinky beige to sable. I am going to have so much fun trying to figure out what to knit.

Now, there's some more brown yarn I just acquired:

I didn't mean to take the "Earth" portion of Project Spectrum so seriously. But I've been meaning to design a sweater for my dad that resembles one my mother knit for him when they were dating. I decided this color of Sheep Shop Three would be perfect since he's very fussy about itchy/overly warm sweaters. This is another seven skeins:

There is something about these oodles of yarn that reminds me of all the mischievous noodles enveloping the whole town in Strega Nona.
I loved Tomie dePaola when I was a little kid and this was my favorite of his books.

In other, more grown-up reading news, I finished that BTK book. I am now officially taking a break from reading more serial killer books. I'll probably have to refer back to the ones I've read so far as I keep writing, but no more new ones for a while. I've started to get to that point where I think a night light might be useful.

1 comment:

tiennie said...

Gorgeous yarn!

Our household contains huge fans of Tomie too!