Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A fibre delivery (spoilers) and a yarn moratorium‏

I've decided to not buy yarn until after my trip - I'm not sure I've mentioned it here but in June Leon and I are going to Dublin, Portugal and England. The visit will culminate in a trip to http://www.woolfest.co.uk/ which I'm very excited about. And due to a little bit of shopping and a little bit of spinning my stash box is fairly full. I'm going to spend the next three months working on creating some space and, just before we go away I'm going to go through it and check that I really want to knit with everything in there and get rid of anything that I don't love. I'm not likely to run out of yarn in the next three months, although I have some big plans, including four pairs of socks, a mini Kate Davies festival and of course a Romi Hill shawl or two -at least one with beads.

To really ensure that I don't feel deprived I actually have some fibre and yarn on the way - all ordered before I made this decision. I joined The Thylacines sock fibre club, which is three months of 150 grams of fibre. And here's the first delivery!

Green! Alpaca, merino and nylon. It's beautiful, soft and fluffy. And I've been thinking that I want green, becasue I don't yet have a green shawl.

I don't think I'll use it for socks, I'm thinking - surprise surprise - of a Romi Hill shawl. My wheel has been sitting empty for a little while, but I'm really looking forward to sitting down and spinning this.

Also I'll be getting the Cookie A sock club instalment in April, which I'm already excited about. And a couple of weeks ago I put in my first Skein order, just for two skeins or sock yarn. One greyish and one greenish, I think. Which seemed reasonable at the rate I am getting through my sock yarn stash. As she dyes to order this will be with me sometime in the next month, or so, which kind of adds to the excitement.

So that's it, three knit what I already own and love months for me.

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