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The things I do for you readers! The sacrifices I make!
So I went to my post office and, yes, my order from Knit Picks had come in. Happy day. I very (veryveryvery) much wanted to rip the bag open right there in the parking lot and check out my new yarn. Who wouldn’t? But I did not. In a display of impressive self-discipline, I decided to save that event until I was home and could get my camera ready. I wanted to share the open-the-bag-of-new-yarn moment with all of you, of course.
Because of that adult-like decision, I had to do all of these things before I was able to check out my new yarn:
- go from the post office to the bank and pull out some money
- go to the grocery store and give them my money in exchange for cat food (and cereal and pasta and strawberries but mostly cat food)
- drive home
- carry in all my groceries
- leave all my groceries on the kitchen floor because cats always have to be fed IMMEDIATELY upon entering the home regardless of the time of day
- put away the groceries
- fix myself a cup of coffee
Then, then, I was able to sit down and open my bag of new yarn. I had some assistance with that.
Here is what we got:
- 3 balls in Strawberry heather
- 1 ball in Coriander heather
Palette is one of Knit Picks signature yarns and its always a good choice. Its 100% Peruvian wool in fingering weight. It comes in 50g balls and you get 231 grams per ball. Its nothing fancy, just a good, wool yarn. And its dirt cheap. As of this writing its all on sale but even when its not, Palette is a good value. At $3.49 (reg) per ball you can get a lot of wool with this yarn.
And these colors together are lovely, right? Right. I HAD to buy some of that Strawberry heather.
(No I don’t know what I’m going to make with it. It was on-sale-yarn. I did the impulse buy thing.)
- one ball in Whisper
CotLin DK is a DK weight yarn (shocker) made of 70% Tanguis cotton and 30% linen. You get 123 yards in each 50g ball and its also a very good price. When you consider that the Sugar’nCreme/Lily’nCreme/Peaches’nCreme kitchen cotton line all run $2 – $3 per ball… and then you realize that CotLin is the same price (like I recently did)… you wonder why you buy any of that ‘nCreme stuff at all (like I recently did).
I’m in the middle of making a summer tee with this yarn and decided to order myself a ball of Whisper to see how it might go with the two colors I already have.
Yeah. I think that will work very nicely. Knit Picks does a great job with their color descriptions so I was confident I could pick a good color to go with what I had. I just love they way they describe their colors and I may have to make that the subject of a post. Any person/company that can accurately describe color deserves some kudos.
But not today. Today I’m just going to play with my new yarn.