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!

  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. :)