Thursday, August 09, 2012

Yarn Splurge

A few posts back I wrote that I don't keep a yarn stash except for sock yarn.  I must confess, last week I bought some yarn without specific patterns in mind.  My excuse?  I had a Living Social coupon for 1/2 price yarn, and a friend and I went and splurged.  It was lovely.  The yarn shop was lovely, the yarn was luscious, and my friend and I had a great time.  No regrets!

Aren't you curious what yarn I bought?  First off, I bought this Green Apple Firefly yarn, a blend of rayon and linen.  A sample scarf was hanging in the shop, and it called my name.  (The sample was candy pink, but I bought green).

The Firefly Fringe Scarf pattern was in a book with other patterns, but I didn't want to spend $15.00 for a book of patterns when I only wanted one of the included patterns.  (Why don't companies make PDF patterns for sale of single patterns?!!)   After scrounging around on Ravelry, I came across a similar pattern for a fraction of the cost.  So with the Green Apple Firefly, I plan on making "The Slink" scarf.   :)

The second yarn I bought was Liberty Wool in the "Berry Bramble" colorway.  I bought approximately 610 yards which is too much yardage for accessories and too little for a sweater.  (What can I say, I wasn't thinking properly surrounded by all that lovely yarn, and really, I couldn't afford to buy more yardage anyway).  

So....I think I may make Emily (who is now 7 years old!!!) a cardigan.  I haven't decided on a pattern yet, but I may use the Pure and Simple Cardigan that I made 5 years ago. (Wow! I can't believe it's been that long).

Until I decide on a pattern, I'm open to other patterns that uses 600 yards of light-worsted weight yarn. Any suggestions????


  1. Love that green...simply scrumptious! Reminds me of tart green apples in the fall!

    1. And I do love green apples!

  2. Ahhh luscious new yarn! Maybe with the wool you could make a hat/scarf/gloves combo set, or some variation. I'm sure Emily would be happy with a sweater too, though. :-)

  3. I like the idea of a hat/scarf/gloves combo, but then I showed Emily the yarn. She said, "Oh! That's so pretty!" So I think I'll make her the sweater. :)