Melissa has made me promise not to buy any more yarn until after the new year. I, of course, added a modifying clause: “except-for-Kauni-if-the-Golden-Fleece-gets-new-colors-in-and-except-for-the-Malabrigo-I-ordered-the-other-day-but-haven’t-paid-for-yet-and-oops-that-one-additional-skein-of-Noro.”
There are absolutely sooooooo many colors of Kauni I want. You can check them out here. Sweet, simple EN. Vivid, vivid EU. Business-like EC. And the shop has a swatch of a variegated red colorway that I can’t find on-line and that I am convinced is an absolute necessity for both my mother and me. While you’re at it, check out their catalogues and see the amazing things that can be done with these long-run self-striping yarns. My favorite catalogue is Katalog 2006 II. I’d like to knit up half a dozen of those projects. When I finish office hours, I’m going directly to the Golden Fleece to see if they can order some of those patterns for me.
The Malabrigo I’ve committed myself to is a new color called Snow Bird. I can’t even find a picture of it on-line. It’s largely a red and green mix with a few other autumn-leaf colors thrown in, and it just screams “I-am-buttoning-on-my-cozy-sweater-now-blow-you-north-winds-blow.”
Of course, because I am not to be buying yarn, i am seeing yarn everywhere that pulls at my heartstrings. Look at this great organic cotton from Elann for just $2.98 a skein. Eight different natural colorsâ€”none of it dyed. If I ordered two skeins in every color, I could make the most amazing rectangular shawl. I am experiencing a genuine agony-of-not-buying over it. (Maybe I could get one of you to write Melissa or my mom or some other potential gift-buyer and explain why this yarn would make for The Best Christmas Ever.)
Then there’s Zara and Devon and Peruvian Highland Silk and I am not buying any of it, so if you spot me somewhere gnawing my own arm off you’ll understand why and won’t have to ask any embarrassing questions.