Sunday, October 19, 2008

Blew the Budget

Yep, I spent the whole yarn budget for the month in one fell swoop. Not that any of you have ever done that. Surely you have restraint and internal control. You probably understand how to pace yourself. You have learned the meaning of moderation.

Not me. Nope. Can't apologize for it either. Won't apologize is more the truth.

And I LOVE IT! As in the Love It kit from Colinette.

Sue at Knit 'n Stitch is quite the sales person. Stopped in for a lovely conversation. Just conversation and catching up. I was ready to walk out of the shop and then she just happened to tell me that "__(insert name of any knitter you admire)___ has such success with this yarn!" Well, talk about an invitation to break a Commandment or two. Thou shalt not covet. Thou shalt not drool. Thou shalt not have any other .... You get the drift.

So of course I blew the entire budget for the month and I still love it. Hand-dyed fibre. Three patterns. Personalized service. And maybe a little competition thrown in to boot. I love it. Stash, patterns and options all rolled into one bag of possibilities.

Planning to cast on for the Jacket, or Pullover or Throw - - who knows. Any guesses? Leave a comment.

Clearly keeping organized for the project will be a challenge for me. This one required making a yarn guide for staying on track. And if I am actually going to try to follow the pattern exactly, it is imperative to stay on track and use the supplied yarns as indicated. Failure to do so will surely result in not enough yarn for the recommended pattern repeats and then life would circle back around to blowing the budget on more yarn. Breaking commandments yet again. It is a vicious circle.

Look carefully past the yarn in the photo above and to the right.
Are you wondering about the map in the background of the photo? That is a framed poster of the plantations of the Mississippi River from Natchez to New Orleans. It's a southern thing.
And a reminder to never forget that mankind is capable of inhumane actions.

Interested? It is still available and one source is here. Surely there are others.

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