Friday, May 12, 2006

Send willpower please

I am weak. The first step is admitting you have a problem. I have a problem. Pretty pattern? Must have it. Yummy yarn? All mine. Bad day? Buy yarn.

Luckily, I know I'm not alone in this (although that doesn't make my bank account feel any better).

My latest moment of weakness began on Friday when I got my Summer IK. I lurve the Marseilles Pullover, and have since I saw it on the preview. So when I got the mag, and that was the only pattern that screamed out to be knit, AND I've been craving some cables (please ignore the fact that I have yarn and pattern in the stash for several other cabled sweaters), AND I found a great deal on a yarn I've been coveting in a color I love. Well. You know where this is going.

Yum. Berroco Ultra Alpaca in a lovely pink. When will I cast on?

Posing so innocently next to the pinkness is my new knitting book - One Skein. You know things are bad when your hubby calls you from work and says "Have you seen this new book - One Skein? I think you'd really like it." Yep. He's learning! As it turns out, I got this baby for free - I exchanged a book (one he'd actually gotten me - Knit Scarves) that I found blah, AND I had a little bit of leftovers on a gift card, so I paid nothing! I love those kinds of purchases!

I thought I was doing so well until I got to knitting last night. And they said "We've gotten in a ton of new stuff since y'all were in here!" Yikes. A good yarn store has been made even better - they got in all their Rowan (drool), more sock yarn, and tons of other stuff. Then we discussed what else they "needed" to order - and they told us they've got the Louisa Harding yarns on order and the Elizabeth Lasvold. AND they said they were debating carrying Lorna's Laces (and I think we gave them the nudge they needed off of that cliff!). Yippee!

I might have had to check out the sock yarn. And they might have had one lonely skein of Trekking XXL in color 100. And I might have had to have it (especially with Margene & Norma's Trekalong coming up!). But there is no photographic evidence. It might be driving me nuts not to cast on until June 1 too. Might.

I'm also interviewing possible teammates for the Amazing Lace. No final selections have been made, though it seems a relay team might be in the work. We'll keep you posted as things develop.


  1. That yarn looks really nice! I would have caved for that too. :)

    Did your LYS have Lavold Hempathy? I've been dying for someone who has actually seen it to give a review.

    Lace relay team? How would that work? Sounds intriguing.

  2. Anonymous4:20 PM

    If you get sent too much will power, feel free to forward some of it to me.