On Valentine’s Day, I got yarn. It wasn’t a surprise because I got it for myself. But I did get exactly what I wanted and that’s always nice.
FYI, I’m an affiliate for Knit Picks. I’m an affiliate for other companies too, but Knit Picks is pretty much the only one that I push. That’s because its pretty much the only online company that gets my money. I buy from them and I feel very comfortable recommending their stuff to my readers. Which I do. Often. So why shouldn’t they pay me a commissions for stuff ya’ll buy because of me? And in any case, most of what they pay me in commissions I use to buy more stuff from Knit Picks. It all works out.
I trust the people from Knit Picks. The Feline Overlord does not. Thus there a mandatory safety inspection open receipt of new stuff.
We got the all clear signal from Her Overlord-ness. We can proceed.
In all honesty what I went online to order was a nice long cord to go with the needle set I got for Christmas. (I’d show you a pic of the needle set but I’m currently using tips from that set in at least four different projects. Yeah, I really do like that set. So here is a link instead.)
Turns out the cord was only $1.99. Huh. It seemed cruel to pester Knit Picks to make up an order for me for just $1.99.
So I looked around for something to add to my order. Just being a good person, ya know?
It wasn’t hard to find more stuff to order.
That Galileo yarn has interested me for a while. Its a sport weight, 50% merino and 50% bamboo. Its $4.99 for 131 yards (in 50g balls). And its shiny. I like shiny.
Turns out its also very, very soft to the touch. This is definitely an against-the-skin kind of yarn. I’m trying out the Firefly, Lunar, and Comfrey colorways. I’ll be sure to let you know how it works up.
I can, however, already confidently report that the box is too small for Cowardly Boy Cat to lay down in.
But that never stopped him before and its not stopping him now.
"There is no failure. Only feedback." - Robert Allen
17 Comments on "On Valentine’s Day"
What a wonderful Valentine package. Something for everyone. And so much thanks for nudging me to buy more yarn. I really needed that tiny push. snarc.
BTW, how did Mom like her double sided hearts?
There was something for everyone, ie. the wretched spoiled cats got a new box. That is the top priority!
you are so welcome. I’m sure all too many of my readers do not have enough yarn in their lives and rely on me to push them into buyign more. All part of a day’s work.
And mom loved her double knit washcloth for Valentine’s Day. I bet a zillion bucks it gets pointed out to all her friends. lol
Hi Jenn, the link to knitpicks in the post is going to a “page not found” webpage.
Hmm. I’m not sure what the issue is since its working for me. i have tested it on multiple devices. Wonder if anyone else is having that issue…
Just to let you know. I tried your Knitpicks link and it worked fine for me. I love Knitpicks and their yarns and needles. I only use my Knitpicks needles now and have multiple sets of interchangeable and straight needles.
Knit fast. I can’t wait to hear what you have to say about about your new yarn!!
Agreed with hubby to do a yarn diet 🙁 but he didn’t say anything about needles – I am intrigued do you like the interchangeable ones better than those which are not??
I do like the interchangeable needles but only because it gives me the possibility of multiple cord lengths. While I’m knitting I notice no difference at all between the interchangeable and the fixed tips. Since your hubby doesn’t have you on a needle diet, you might try the “baby” interchangeable set. Its called Try It Set and you get two sets of tips and two cords.
In a funny coincidence, my new needles came in on Saturday. I’m trying out their square needles, & it seemed silly to get just one set of tips. Plus it’s more cost effective to buy the set. Right? & the cool Knit picks mug was clearanced, so that was a bargain,too.
A knitting friend gave me quite a bit of yarn recently, so I was able to resist (this time)
So much more cost effective to buy the set! lol And which mug? If it were me I’d get the Sheep and Kitten mug. Or maybe the one with the llamas. Those Knit Picks people have too much cool stuff.
Frowning cause I can’t buy any yarn until my dogs get their teeth cleaned and anything else the dog dentist suggests. But next time I order yarn, I think I will check out the Galilio yarns out. They really look nice in the photos you posted. Thank you Jenn for your commentary on this product. I trust your post and love knit picks products. Never been disappointed yet.
Aww. Doggies just love to get their teeth cleaned.
The Galileo is very nice stuff. I need to work up a few swatches and see how that goes. Of course I’ll be blathering about it here. And thanks so much for teh trust. I take my yarn and my tools very seriously. Its an investment for me and I’d never intentionally give out bad advice. So thanks. 🙂