I probably shouldn’t keep going on about it but since finding The Knitter magazine, my thoughts about knitting have changed . . a lot! I mentioned it in the earlier post today but there are so many “new to me” yarns I want to try and so many different patterns I want to make. Hopefully this afternoon I’ll have the colorwork cowl finished, but not yet blocked, and I can share that photo. This is the kind of work I want to do . . maybe not every single thing I knit but this is new and exciting to me where solid colored sweaters just aren’t very exciting. I’m not concerned because I know how quickly my “likes” can change. There’s always a place for solid sweaters but just for fun, I want to do colorwork.
Last night, while working on the cowl and thinking how much I was enjoying the project, I started having second thoughts about the Madelinetosh orders I have outstanding. It was two months ago that I ordered the yarn. If that same sale happened today, after having spent hours perusing back issues of The Knitter magazine, would I still order 100+ skeins of Tosh Merino Light . . all one skein per color? No! I wouldn’t. I thought about it more this morning. Even at 70% off, it was a lot of money. I told Vince . . “I’m going to cancel a couple of big orders with Madelinetosh.” He said “NO! You’ll never get that price again.” I explained that of the 100+ skeins I was thinking about cancelling, I’d probably never use more than half of them. That makes the sale price not nearly as appetizing as it would have been if I felt confident I’d use 100% of the yarn I bought.
I’ve only used the single ply TML for shawls and though I would like to make one sweater with it just to see what it’s like for a sweater, I doubt I’ll ever use it for much more than shawls. I have a ton of it already so it isn’t like I’ll ever run out. For a while, knitting shawls was all I wanted to do but now, I want to knit sweaters. I know that will change but that’s where I am now.
Vince would have preferred I not cancel the order. He thinks I’ll be sorry I don’t think so. If it had been sweater quantities of a yarn I use for making sweaters, I would not have cancelled it but that many single skeins of a single ply yarn . . no.
I cancelled it and refund has been issued. I feel good about my decision.