Knit Picks had a great sale last week, as I’m sure most of you yarn-people know. I made the mistake of browsing, you know, just for fun. I did *a lot* of browsing. So much that this box arrived on my porch yesterday.I tried to open it slowly, to make the anticipation last, but the puppy was urging me on and telling me to speed it up.I pulled out the lovely yarns one skein at a time, the better to admire them, until they covered most of my dining room table.That’s A LOT of yarn! It’s still there too, because it pleases me to look at it as I walk by throughout the day. I chose my yarns carefully based on what I want to do with my yarn business next year. With a bigger commitment to craft fairs, I want to build my inventory of popular items. So I’ve got perfect yarns for hats, headbands and bootcuffs in a wide variety of colors. And it’s all worsted or bulky, which are my favorite weights. I also bought some wool for felting some cute little bags which can be decorated with flowers or buttons. (Here’s hoping it felts better than the Cascade I used for that silly red tote.) And there on the lower right edge is some furry mohair Reverie in a lovely dark red. It’s going to be a fuzzy Christmas-time cowl for yours truly…unless I get it done and decide I don’t need it!
Today I’ve plucked out a skein of black Brava worsted and have begun a slouchy beanie for the boy for Christmas. I think I can get it done in one day!