Things have been quite busy lately. I’m also trying very hard to actually finish a few projects before Winter ends. Can you believe it’s Spring in only two weeks? What an unhappy thought for this cold-loving girl!! All that means I haven’t had as much time to post as usual. However, I am in the middle of plotting a series of interesting articles for you assuming all goes to plan. Hopefully there will be something interesting for you to read soon.
In the meantime, I thought I’d share some sock stash enhancement I’ve been lucky to indulge in lately!
I decided to have a nosy on the Knitsch website recently, and fell in love… with this:
100% merino sock yarn in the West Janney and Mandli colourways.
And then I told you about Flagstaff Alpacas getting their new yarns, and saw this, and out came the credit card faster than you can blink:
Tinkle in the new alpaca/merino blend aran weight (10 ply) yarn. This one lives on my sideboard where I can pet and look at it longingly and make cunning plans for a squooshy cowl while I plough through my never-ending WIPs that just won’t finish!! (I am trying to be good and not cast on anything new until I’m done with at least one or two more current projects).
New stocks of Flagstaff’s yarn have been dyed… have a peek here to see the new season colours! Oh my goodness, so mouth-wateringly pretty!!!! I want.them.ALL!!!! I love that a story goes with each colourway too. It is extremely distressing to this girl here to be told they won’t be available on the Flagstaff Alpacas website until after the Dunkley’s Craft Show in Christchurch from 7 – 9 September. Now I just need to haunt Flagstaff Alpaca’s website to make sure I get me some gorgeous yarn as soon as it comes on line!!! (I guess it does give me time to save up though! ;p)
And then, just because I really don’t have enough sock yarn to play with(!), I was in one of my local yarn stores, Knit World, recently, and decided it was time I tried their new house sock yarn:
It’s a quality base of 100% New Zealand merino wool, and I can see some pretty purple patterned socks in my future.
These new yarns make me very happy. It’s so nice to have some lovely new yarn to play with. I think finding pretty new yarn to own has to rank even higher on the happiness scale than finishing a project. Perhaps it’s just that by the time I bind off, I’m just pleased to be done with it (process isn’t my game in knitting), whereas the acquisition of new yarn brings the thrill of the hunt, and the endless, sparkly possibilities and opportunities to dream of new projects. Oh the stimulation!
What’s your experience? Do you prefer the “hunt” or the “process”?