Hello, my name is Dianne and I'm a yarn-a-holic. It's been 50 hours since I last purchased yarn and today I was considering buying more. I may need help. Or more hours in the day in which to knit.
Seriously, I have had a substantial influx of yarn over the last 6 weeks. I was somewhat prepared for it and even planning for a reasonable part of it.
For example, I'm in two sock clubs, so I was expecting my club shipments from the Rockin Sock Club for September
Cookie A Sock Club for October.
I attended the Make Wear Love Retreat with Amy Herzog October 1-4th. It's a sweater knitting retreat with vendors, so I expecting to purchase a couple sweater quantities of yarn, like this Eden Cottage Bowland DK. I'm not sure yet what I'm going to make with this, but I loved the feel of it and the color. My LYS doesn't carry this line so I knew that I may not have another opportunity to see this in person and pick a color that really spoke to me. So I bought it.
Indigodragonfly. It was a phenomenal class and now I really want to go to her Dye Camp! I chose her MCN fingering for this class and dyed this...
Amy also always releases 3 new designs at her retreats featuring yarns from the vendors at the retreat. My favorite design from this year is Parker Head featuring The Woolen Rabbit's Emma. As always, The Woolen Rabbit booth was swamped and by the time I could get in it, Kim was sold out of the few colors that I really loved. But I really wanted to make this sweater with this yarn, so as soon as I got home I placed an online order for some Emma in the color Through the Looking Glass.
On the way to the retreat I met up with my friend, and fellow retreater Laura, at KnitWit in Portland. It's become a tradition for us over the years to do this. It's a really quaint store with some great yarns so I always enjoy stopping in there when I'm in Portland.
I fell in love with the Coastal Gradient Cowl that they had on display and bought this gradient kit and base color of Lillian by Dirty Water Dye Works to make my own.
Lark in this all-purpose silvery gray. My thought is that I'm going to make a v-neck pullover with a cable on the front that I can split and continue up the sides of the neck opening, utilizing what I learned in Fiona Ellis' class.
Halcyon Yarns in Bath. I was very restrained there and only purchased this one skein of Peace Fleece that I have already used to make a hat for my father-in-law.
Rasta in Stitch Red
Home in Charcoal for a gift hat,
Tosh Vintage for a different pair of gift mittens,
eco alpaca to line a pair of Northman mittens I plan to make for myself
I might need a bigger storage bin if I don't start knitting faster! Oh, and can somebody keep me busy tomorrow at noon so that I'm not tempted to peek at the Plucky Knitter ready-to-ship update? Thanks :-)