Even though I feel like I’ll be strong with my commitment to not buy yarn in 2020, I feel like I feel before I start a diet – eat everything I can find so I won’t be wanting anything bad once I start the diet!
Eat, Sleep, Knit has their mystery discount Black Friday sale going on today. I never get more than a 10% discount so it makes it more cost effective for me to shop other places that have more than 10% off but I did have some credit there so I did a little shopping there and a little shopping at a couple of other shops.
Here’s what I bought, and I’ll show pictures when it arrives, and during the next year, if/when I do fall off the wagon, I’ll share it here. I’m going to hold myself accountable and you all can help me!
Orders placed today:
- Malabrigo Arroya – Colors Cereza and Plomo – Those are the colors I used for Addie’s teacher’s cowl and I think they went so well together and were perfect for the school colors so I ordered a couple more skeins of those for future teacher gifts.
- Malabrigo Dos Tierras – Colors Pearl Ten, Polar Moon and Cereza – This will be to make Grey Fox and it will give me a gray and red sweater to wear when I’m with Addie.
- Malabrigo Washted – Colors Cereza and Plomo – OK . . maybe I’m a big hung up on this red/gray combo but I do love the cowl I made for Addie’s teacher and I can’t wear the same sweater every day when I’m in MO! I’ve Made three Carabe sweaters but none for myself so this one will be for me.
- Malabrigo Dos Tierras – Color Frank Ochre. This is not a good color for my skin tone but I love it. It’s been an ongoing battle within my head about whether or not I should buy it but, with the extended yarn diet approaching, I figured it was time to do it . . so I did it!
- Harrisville Shetland – This is the new rustic type wool ESK is carrying. I’ve never used it but wanted to try it so I bought a few skeins of that to try. A lot of the more popular colors were already sold out so I tried to choose a few colors that would go together – tan/brown; lilac/purple; a light and dark green. I’ll make hats and mitts with it so that will give me a feel for how I like using it.
Looks like it was a Malabrigo love fest today! I do like it; it’s relatively inexpensive as far as hand dyed type yarns go so . . there . . I’m done with shopping and I can get back to knitting and making turkey bone soup!