This was a fairly quiet month for me, yarn purchasing-wise. Which was a good thing as I had the trip down to Alabama for my cousin's wedding. Remember that near-insane amount of Crystal Palace Shimmer I bought to make a shawl? First, I made it too fricking wide and not long enough. I had a feeling it was going to be wider than my 6 feet wingspan, but I didn't expect it to be TWELVE feet wide. Twelve. I was giving some great thought as to steeking it in half and then grafting the two halves together, but decided it wouldn't be worth the effort and potential stress as I finished it a couple of days before the wedding and I don't own a sewing machine in which to sew safety lines up the sides of the steek point. I was just going to double it up and let it cover what it would. You know what I did? I left the stupid dress it matched in my apartment. In. My. Apartment. A two and one half hour drive away from my parents' in Chicago where I realized I had forgotten the dress. I had even turned around 5 minutes into my drive and came back to the apartment because I had also forgotten my camera. I walked right past the open closet where the dress was hanging. Aaarrrrgggghhhh. So, the amount of time I'd spent knitting the shawl was pretty much a bust on numerous levels. Yeah, so that's my story for the month. Probably the year, too. I'm planning on staying out yarn shops this month with one potential exception. When I head to L.A. for the American Library Association conference, the Guppy may be taking me on a field trip to her LYS. I will need to find some way to restrain myself if that's the case 😉
Number of yarn transactions: 3
Locations where yarn was purchased:
The Yarn Shoppe – Davenport, IA
Home Ec Workshop – Iowa City, IA
Number of skeins purchased: 7
Range of price per skein: $7.95 to $9.50
Range of total prices: $7.95 to $47.50
Average price per skein: $9.06
Cascade 220 Quatro – I got one skein each during two transactions. The first skein is for use experimenting with Kitchen-Aid felting since my mom picked up a second bowl and flat beater for me at the Kitchen-Aid outlet. I ended up agreeing to a trade with a friend where she's going to crochet me a shawl and I'll knit her a tea cozy, and her favorite colors are orange and green. Well, the first skein I got is color #5019 which is a mix of lime greens, so I got a second skein of #5011 which is oranges. So, I'm going to use the orange for the body of the Kureyon Kozy and the lime greens for the false bottom and I-cord.
Malabrigo Silky Merino – Do I need a plan for these skeins beyond petting? I think not. Three skeins in Indiecita (which has yellow I did not expect in it) and two skeins of Azul Azul. I'm glad I was able to get my hands on these finally as the Malabrigo factory suffered from a fire last week. Good luck to them.
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