Monday, May 14, 2007

I might need an intervention

Hi, I'm Jenny and I'm an addict.

So, I bought some yarn a few weeks ago when we went to Newport, RI. We went to Sakonnet Purls & if you are a sock yarn-aholic like I am, you might want to avoid that shop (or not, depending on where you are in your 12 steps). I got some Cherry Tree Hill, some Jitterbug, and some Schaeffer Anne.

Damn those Schaefer people! They don't have color-ways. They just dye whatever they feel like dyeing that day. Which makes a sick person like me think, "this is probably ONE OF A KIND; I better buy it."

Then, my Valentine's day yarn FINALLY came in. Lorna's Laces Lion & Lamb in Black Purl. Mmmmmm. Yes, it's for a Clapotis. I am one of maybe 6 people that hasn't made a Clapotis.

Then, I told my SnB buddy Kris that I told Lime & Violet about her & they mentioned her etsy shop on their show. So, as a thank you present, she gave me some of her hand-dyed sock yarn! I didn't do it for a reward, but I was not about to turn her down- this stuff is GORGEOUS.
I picked this colorway for my mom since she has requested socks for her birthday. Most of you know how I feel about knitting for my mom. I DON'T LIKE IT. Everything I knit her never gets used because "it's too pretty and I don't want to ruin it." This irritates the bejeezus out of me. If I'm going to knit something that no one ever wears, it's going to be for myself!


Nutmeg Owl said...

Nicely done. And they call me an enabler ... I used Black Purl for the infamous yoga socks (and toe cosies) last year. Nice colorway. And for the record, I'm also one of the six to yet get Clapotis on the needles.

Karen said...

I love the black purl colorway! That will make a beautiful Clapotis. I tried to start mine last week but apparently I am not ready yet.
You are doing darn good in the stashing department these days!

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