Friday, August 05, 2005

Guilty Pleasures

First off, I should have learned from my surprise Noro Kureyon buy that I should NOT walk into a yarn store confident that they will NOT have a yarn I am wishing I had. If I expect them to not have it, they will. The right colors, the right amounts, etc. Every time. That said, I went into Michael's today with the sole intent of buying another skein of Homespun in Country so I could continue to work on Winter Night #2 while at work tonight. I had CALLED the store a couple days ago and specifically asked if they carried Lion Brand's Wool-Ease as well, but BOTH ladies I talked to swore they didn't, so I walked in supremely confident that this would be but a mad dash in to get one hank of yarn that I really did need tonight. I walk back to the yarn section, and my eye is caught by an interesting self-striping acrylic (can't remember the brand) that made me think, "Hmm...I could use this for the multidir-diag scarf. But not today. Only getting Homespun today!" So I walk over to LionBrand's section of the yarn area, and notice Wool-Ease Thick & Quick on the shelves. "Hmm...I *could* use that for the girls' scarves, but no varigated colorways, just solids. Must get Homespun." Notice WOOL-EASE, very clearly marked "worsted weight Wool-Ease" in ten or so different colors. Am now a bit miffed at the idea that the people who work there and answer phones obviously have no idea how to check their own inventories, but I'm here for Homespun. Besides, they would never have the colorway that I am looking for. The ONLY yarn colorway that I have found that has the colors that I really wanted for Becki's scarf in it. Well, damn if they did have it! LionBrand Wool-Ease Autumn Print, the EXACT yarn that I had asked if they carried and was assured they didn't. About ten skeins of it in the bin, $2.39 or so per skein. Grr! So, not only did I walk out with my Homespun, but two skeins of the Autumn Print, two skeins of Wool-Ease in Blue Mist for Amanda's Christmas scarf, AND two skeins of a dark grey/green that I can't remember the name of and am not recalling exactly enough to get the name from the website. *sigh* The whole stash is out in my car - I was too embarrassed to let Steve see me drag the bags up! Where am I going to put this?? Also, now I have to find a simple, fun pattern for Amanda's scarf that will look good in a mostly-solid color. I have a pattern in my head, but I don't know how to make it work, and I can't find anything "close enough" online. The gray/green is going to become Mom's mittens and hat. It should match her dark green dress coat.

I put aside Winter Night and started on the multi-diag at work tonight - I couldn't resist using the pretty yarn! I've already gotten so many compliments on the scarf, and I haven't even finished the second triangle yet!! Pics will be up this weekend, when Steve is gone and I can lug the stash up here.

1 comment:

Ruth said...

oooh, good job on your blog!! love your WIP pics! =)