Originally uploaded by limonene.
I’m not known for my willpower when it comes to yarn. I’ve gone on yarn diets with varying (read: small) degrees of success before, but none of them have really stuck. I can talk myself into some new sock yarn, or something soft and lovely from the sale bin, or pretty much anything, really. So this year I decided to try something different, something with teeth. This year, I gave up buying yarn for Lent. There was some debauchery at Blue Moon Fiber Arts involving a pair of skeins of Socks That Rock on Mardi Fil, and that was to be it. No new yarn until after Easter. I’ve been doing mostly OK, with just one major slip: the moving sale at String. According to my sources, Sundays don’t count as part of Lent, and you can do whatever it was that you’d given up, and I ran with that loophole to $210 worth of a cashmere/silk blend for $30. I’d say that I wasn’t proud, but that is going to make a really nice lace wrap.
Why all this background? Because on Sunday, I went into the lion’s den: Purl in Soho. And yes, I was hedging my bets somewhat–old habits die hard. I went in search of the new Addi Lace needles , and I came out with…Addi lace needles in 2.5 and 3.0 mm and size 000 Addi Turbos. I’m improving at this whole not-buying-yarn thing.
Now I just have to get myself to put down the Crusoe socks and stay away from the yarn for Eugen Beugler’s Spring Blossoms shawl until I get the second half of that Argosy finished.