Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Knitter's ADD

Why do I do this to myself? Why? I must have knitter's ADD, that's the only explanation for why I have to have multiple projects going at once (my mother never did that, she knitted one item faithfully at a time). And to add insult to injury, I have to go and fall in love with a new pattern. Never mind I have books galore by AS and Debbie Bliss, and 20 years' of Vogue Knitting, and 5 looseleaf notebooks full of pattern booklets. No. I took one look at this beauty by Dorothy Siemens at Fiddlesticks Knitting and I was lost. I just ordered it from Sarah's Yarns. I even (for shame!!) ordered 2 cones of JaggerSpun Zephyr 4/8 DK yarn from the Weaving Rainbow because they have the best price for JaggerSpun Zephyr around, $44 per 1 pound cone (that's over 1100 yards of DK-weight wool and silk, folks). Most people are selling Zephyr DK for $60 to $70 per pound cone, and over $10 for a 2 oz hank. Color I chose: Blueberry, a denim blue.

How do you justify your yarn purchases when you have a sizeable stash? Me, I'm going to tell myself that all the worsted/Aran weight yarn I have archived is for family (except for one lot of Magpie to make Mendocino for myself, since I gave the Soft Lux one to daughter #2). All the CE Tapestry is for vests for DH; now that I'm acquiring a son-in-law, I have a new person to knit for, right?


fleegle said...

I don't justify it. I am a grown-up, so if I can afford it, I get it. Life is short and that sweater is stunning :)

BB said...

Harry, you, and I all think the sweater is stunning. Can't wait to cast on for it!