I fell off the wagon. I bought yarn.
You know how I imposed the No New Yarn Until Maryland Sheep & Wool Fest Rule? I fully intended to knit from my very well-stocked yarn loft . . . and I still do . . . but I had a bit of a breakdown this past week.
It all started very well-meaning enough. I was about to finish my Marlene’s and needed a new project. Ron asked for a new beanie and he since he wears his current Koolhaas hat just about every day, he is definitely beanie worthy. I wanted to knit a hat that would look like it came from one of the surf shops he typically goes shopping at – something on tiny needles with thin yarn. I decided on the Pismo Beach Hat (Rav Link) but also briefly considered doing something similar to the Waffle Hat (Rav Link) only with lighter weight yarn.
This meant that I needed to pick up a skein of yarn since I didn’t have any sock yarn handy that met the needs of this particular man hat (i.e. in the colors of black, brown, blue, or gray – solid). This also meant it was a perfect opportunity to check in on a brand new knitting store that just opened up in Vista about ten minutes from my office. I didn’t take pictures (forgot my camera) but it’s a cute, somewhat small, but well-stocked store carrying a range of yarn. Friendly without breathing down your neck or pestering you. I selected a skein of Heritage Solid Sock by Cascade (I knit my Marlene’s out of this yarn and I LOVE it) and a skein of Jawoll Superwash Lang Yarns in blue so Ron could choose. Then, I saw that they were having a 30 percent off sale on Jitterbug . . . and they had the mostly lovely shade of gold. Behold the goodness:
So, $14 per skein is a deal (original price $21) . . . so I bought two. One just isn’t enough for a pair of socks for me but I actually don’t plan on turning these into socks. I envision this dreamy, smooshy, golden goodness to become a Multnomah, an herbivore, or an Aestlight.
So, I broke down . . . I bought when I shouldn’t have, it’s a sickness this compulsion for on sale Jitterbug . . . but from here on out I’m going to stay strong!
And in the meantime, I have five inches of 1×1 twisted rib a head of me. I guess I didn’t get enough of the twisted rib when I finished Marlene:
They are lovely though. I’m wearing them now and I just adore the Cascade Heritage Sock Yarn. ADORE it. It reminds me of Lorna’s Lace . . . but cheaper. The stitches just pop and the color selection is tremendous. Plus, the price is more than decent at approx. $12/skein. Anna, you must try it.
So, that’s it from So Cal. It’s another sunny autumn day! I think I felt a tinge of cold in the air but then it went away. 🙂