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.