Yes, I’m done shopping – probably forever. You may not believe me .. it’s ok – Vince doesn’t believe me either. There was a time when I bought fabric the same way I bought yarn but probably worse. I’d need a brown for a quilt. We didn’t have a quilt shop nearby so I’d order 3 yards of six different browns hoping one would work. That happened with every quilt I made – every color for every quilt. Then at some point, I ordered bolts of the color I knew I liked – Andover Dimples, Michael Miller tonals . . then one day I decided it was fun to make the fabric from the stash work and I stopped buying, pretty much cold turkey, never bought another yard of fabric. That was back when I was still quilting so I know I can do it with yarn and I have the same feelings I had about buying fabric – I love what I have so why not use it.
Occasionally, I may feel the need to buy yarn for a project – never say never, but right now, I’m feeling more like it may not happen very often.
I had pretty much felt like using the stash was more fun than buying yarn before the big Madelinetosh sale but with 40% off and then 70% off and the shadowy feeling that something is happening with Madelinetosh that may mean their yarn may not be around forever, I went a little crazy with the yarn buying but for those prices, I think it was a wise investment!
I bought a lot of Tosh Merino Light at $7.50 per skein, when it’s usually $25+.
The sweater quantities are the ones I’m most pleased with. Here’s what I got for sweaters:
- Farm Twist – Aura
- Farm Twist – Sabine
- Farm Twist – Beautiful Liar
- Tosh Sport – Graveyard
- Tosh Sport – Nocturne
- Tosh Sport – Pink Mist Smoke Tree
- Tosh Sport – Pavement
- Twist Light – Rose
- DK High Twist – Mac & Cheese
Farm Twist is a newer base. I didn’t have any of it in my stash except the extras I had bought when I made the Comfort Fade Cardi. I really love that base. It feels very cotton like but it’s wool. I would have bought more if there had been any left after it was 70% off.
Tosh Sport is the yarn I used for my Winterfell and loved it. I had already bought Nocturne to make a sweater for myself but then Vince picked it so there’s actually enough there for two sweaters.
Twist Light is about the only fingering weight yarn I’ll use for a sweater but most of it was gone and there weren’t a lot of options for sweater quantities or I might have gotten a bit more of that.
DK High Twist – I’ve never used it but it was the only one that had the Mac & Cheese color.
That’s enough yarn for at least 10 sweaters. That’s about a year’s worth of sweaters if I chose to use it all in one year . . which I won’t do.
I believe you! (Vince probably doesn’t believe me either) LOL but I was readying those two empty tubs last night and checking where in the closet they will fit once filled with all the lovelies from MadTosh headed my way. I’m hoping to finish one of the sweaters on the needles before it all starts arriving so I don’t get distracted and cast on a new sweater right away.
Looks like you really saved a lot of $$$ with that sale over regular price! Have you figured out how much it would have cost if it wasn’t 70% off? Bet you’re excited for it to arrive!
I can understand the buying now when the prices are so good, but you really haven’t been buying a lot this year – and don’t forget two colors you got were at Vince’s instigation for his colorless sweaters! =)
Nelle Coursey says
Like you always say, money in the bank!! LOL
Judy, I can believe you because I’ve gotten to that point with fabric. I just went with two friends on a mini shop-hop and only bought two fat quarters! I have sooooooo much at home that I purchased for half the going rate. Can you believe that the going retail rate is now $12.99 per yard average! I really do have a gold mine in my studio.