August 19, 2011


I did something the other day that I never thought I'd do in a yarn store.  It happens so rarely that it's worth mentioning here because I am proof that it can and does happen.

You would be impressed by my restraint (it was miraculous!) considering it was my intention to go in the store and buy 12 skeins of sock yarn because I 'accidentally' signed up for the Tour de Sock on Ravelry.  Oy!  Like the Tour de Fleece wasn't maddening enough!  But I'm a sucker for a cause and the registration fee was a mere $7.50 and $6 f it is going to Doctors Without Borders.

Like I said, I'm a sucker for a cause.

In the face of all that yarn at Seaport Yarns (it truly is a 'yarn candy store'), and the wall of sock yarn staring me in the face (Koigu, Malabrigo, Jitterbug) I only purchased five things and not one skein was sock yarn.

The color isn't true on my monitor, but it's Plymouth Yarn's Ampato (baby alpaca) in green.  It's actually gray/green and it's going to be just what I need to make this hat.  I'm not used to using yarn in aran weight, but I bet the hat will be done in no time.

Since I was on a roll with 'fat' yarn that is phat (pretty hot and tempting), I picked up these two lovey skeins:

This is Rowan big wool fusion (as if you couldn't read the label), in gray.  I don't know what I'm going to make with it, but when I saw the color, I couldn't resist.  It's like gray mist, it's mostly soft and why shouldn't it live at my house with it's other yarn cousins?

Lastly, I couldn't resist helping out the breast cancer cause so I bought this:

These ChiaoGoo needles sport a cute pink ribbon and a fine sentiment, 'Find a Cure' for breast cancer.  I wish they could:

I adore the pink glass beads on top.

And that was it.  I managed to get out of the store without spending my usual huge sum.  Yay!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on your restraint! Alpaca yarn is lovely to work with.