Why I don’t go to yarn shops..

Self restraint..? what..? Yarn diet? Budgeting?

I’m having a bit of a gradient craze. I found these yarns at my LYS (Penelope Craft) and had to take them home. I have no idea what I’m going to do with them, but they have a nice wintery feel to them. I think I’ll find something suitable by that time šŸ™‚ It’s about 300 meters (in total) so it’s enough for something nice šŸ™‚

I really can’t stop myself. The colors are really great so I had to take these three with me as well.

These were just amazing. Gotland yarn. I know that gotland might not be the most popular fiber out there, but I really like the rustic feel. I’ve spun some gotland in the past, but I haven’t knit my sample just yet.

I bought these with the intention to combine them with the kid mohair singles I bought at the Breidagen Fair in Amersfoort, but I’m not sure if the colors are a match. I like them anyway, so it’s not really a problem šŸ™‚

And then I found this little hank of yarn. It’s Manx Loaghtan yarn by Woolness. I’ve been spinning some Manx Loaghtan on my spindle (during last year’s Tour de Fleece), and I’m still very happy with the fleece. It spins like a dream and the yarn is rustic and nice. So when I saw it, I knew I had to buy it. Even if it’s just to use in with my won handspun šŸ™‚

What’s so funny about yarn shops is that you’ll visit one with the intention to just buy one thing. I went with the idea to buy some yarn suitable for baby garments. These two balls is what I went to buy. I came home with a huge bag of yarn, but I’m glad I didn’t forget to buy these two little balls of happiness. My neighbor is a very nice and very pregnant lady. I’m going to knit a little baby jacket. Maybe I’ll go for the baby surprise jacket, but I’m not sure. You may have noticed the gender-neutral color, well that’s because I don’t know if she’ll be having a girl or a boy, so this seemed like the safest choice šŸ™‚

One thought on “Why I don’t go to yarn shops..

  1. Whenever I go to a yarn shop I feel required to buy enough things to justify my visit! It’s a very onerous task indeed… šŸ˜› I think the Gotland and the kid mohair matches pretty well – because the textures are so different, even a little color mismatch looks pretty intentional. Great haul!

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