There are times when I have absolutely no intention of buying yarn . . that’s the fartherest thing from my mind, and I’m really trying to be good. Black Friday is coming up and Eat, Sleep, Knit usually has a mystery sale that day. Miss Babs usually has a sale around Christmas that she calls The Gratitude Sale so really . . I have bought yarn but it was only when I needed yarn to finish something or to make a project for a challenge. I know I have more than I’ll ever use here but getting to it . . not happening right now.
Then . . yesterday . . I accidentally found a test knit for a beautiful wrap. I love it. I saw that my friend, Denise, had signed up for the test knit and as I read my emails, I found that she had shared the opportunity with me so, of course I wanted to sign up for the test knit. I love doing those because it’s a challenge to “test” the pattern and also, there’s usually a pretty tight deadline.
You can see the yarn Denise ordered in her post here. Like so many other times, I might have ordered that same yarn had she not ordered it already! We often have the same tastes but, to her credit, we often don’t.
I did go first to my “Miss Babs Spreadsheet” and found that the recommended yarn, Caroline, was mostly missing from my stash. I have two skeins – both a dark, drab green so that left me with no option but to order yarn. You understand, right?
I could not decide which yarn I wanted to use and it’s hard to judge from the pictures of the yarn sometimes and once the yarn arrives, I have to get started quickly and get it done . . no time to wait for a second color choice to arrive.
The project needs two skeins of a Main Color and one skein of a multi color. This is what I ordered:
The top one is Jonquil and I think it would go nicely with either of the multi colored skeins. The third one is Chirp and it will probably also go with the two multi colored skeins.
The second skein is Bluebonnets. The fourth one is Ziggy Stardust. I love Ziggy Stardust but you know how Texas if famous for Bluebonnets and there’s a Texas connection to “Chirp” that may cause me to use Chirp and Bluebonnets to commemorate our time in Texas.
I won’t know for sure til the yarn arrives. But, there’s my story . . I had to order yarn today . . as much as I didn’t want to do it! 🙂