Here’s my explanation for the yarn from Eat, Sleep, Knit that arrived this past week. They have this . . what do I call it? . . gimmick! Each month, Madelinetosh has a special, limited edition colorway and it has something to do with Georgia, where ESK is located. In January, it was Chattahoochee.
I wasn’t going to get any but then I knew as soon as it was gone, I’d be sorry. Not having a clue what I would do with it, and knowing I didn’t want to . . oh, wait . . knowing I couldn’t afford to get a whole sweater quantity each month, I decided I would buy two skeins of each month’s color in the Vintage base so I bought two skeins of Chattahoochee in Vintage.
Then February rolled around and they had already posted that some of the Madtosh bases were backordered. All the bases when up in the new colorway, Centennial Park, except Vintage! What should I do? After all, I already had the January yarn and I didn’t want to miss the February yarn so I ordered two skeins of DK. Wouldn’t you know it . . a couple of days later, Centennial Park showed up in the Vintage base so I figured I’d go back to my original plan and order two skeins of that. That’s how I got four skeins for last week’s Yarn Report.
Then I found the Sugar Plum Cardigan and knew I had to make it in those exact colors for Addie. I’m going to make it in size 6 because she will probably be out of size 4 by the time I get it made so that’s how I ended up with 7 more skeins. Normally I like to choose my own colors but this one is so perfect in the colors as shown on the pattern, I chose those same colors.
I cannot wait to make this for her! So, you see . . sometimes, you just have to buy more yarn, even though you have too much already but when those adorable patterns are released and there’s nothing in the stash that will work .. you have to do what you have to do . . right?