You might as well hear the worst: I went to the Ginger Twist Studio yesterday, and I bought some yarn.
Somewhere, very likely in the Bible, there is an image of a house or stable being swept clean only to make room for worse. I’d be very glad to know the source of that, if anyone recognizes the idea I’m groping towards. And be warned by me, that a purge of stash can lead to an excess of yarn-buying.
It might be as well to list my USO’s (UnStarted Objects), for my own sake as much as yours:
(sock yarn doesn’t count)
Jamieson & Smith Shetland Heritage yarn, purchased on the spot in 2013 (was it?) for a sleeveless Fair Isle vest
Madtosh Tannehill DK for a sweater for my husband; my sister has that lot in CT and will bring it here later this year
Nature’s Luxury wool, silk & camel, for Mary Lou’s Bidwell shawl
Oldmaidenaunt merino&silk, gosh it’s beautiful, for Mary Lou’s Neap Tide shawl
Skein Queen merino & cashmere, for Mia Rinde’s Cameo Flower shawl from Knitty
Whistlebare mohair and wensleydale, plus a pack of their coordinated skeins for striping, for Carol Feller’s Yorkshire Capelet from IK
(That’s four from the EYF. I thought there were only three.)
And today’s purchase: Ginger’s hand-dyed Luscious 4-ply, blue-faced Leicester, silk & wool, to be striped with 5 graduated skeins from the Big Boys, purchased recently at Kathy’s Knits when I was there with J. and her daughter Emily.
I was thinking of knitting yet another Relax, and striping that. ButI am now rather taken with Atelier Alfa’s “Crazy Stripes Tee” which I found after I got home yesterday – How? From Flipboard? So I’ll contemplate that as a possible pattern, and perhaps print it out (I’ve bought it) and store with the yarn. I doubt if the five Big Boy “cakes” would be enough to stripe the pattern as written, but adjustments may be possible.
You’ll have to agree that the list is already past ridiculous. And that’s assuming nobody has any babies for a while.
The Ginger Twist Studio is tiny, and delightful. No branded yarn; all local. The proprietors are American and my Bernie Sanders sweat shirt was applauded.