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Project Peace Yarn Choice

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I just got sucked into a black hole of luxury yarns and I don’t know how to stop myself from admiring their beautiful potential.

I had vowed to never purchase yarn online, but this has been an overwhelmingly heart-heavy week for me and getting a trip in to the local yarn shop just wasn’t going to happen. So I hopped onto Ravelry and clicked on a link that led me to shops selling the recommended yarn (the part of the pattern that I always ignore!). It led me to Red Beauty Textiles, and the yarns just look so pretty!

Since my brain capacity to make decisions was essentially at zero, I had hubs pick out his favorite color. It is a surprisingly pretty mix of rust orange, sunny yellow, olive green, and deep purple. Totally something I would never pick out because it doesn’t look like it would blend in and go unnoticed. But purchase it I did, and it is in the mail to me as we speak. This shawl is going to be my perfect simple knit for the holidays!

Photo from Red Beauty Textiles

Now (and please tell me you understand and can forgive me for even considering such tom-foolery) today I found that they have a cyber sale until December 6, and there are some really, really pretty yarns on sale for as low as $2 a ball. I know that my room is still a mess. I know that I’ve publicly admitted how many projects are in the works (although I should have a few finished by Monday!). I know that I was mentally planning to finish all of my WIPs before I even considered purchasing new materials. I know that I have been drooling over the Clementine Quilt Along that benefits St. Jude’s Hospital from the Fat Quarter Shop and trying to justify why I need that quilt and should pre-order the kit (seriously – you need to check out how sweet and happy it is!).

Yet I’m currently sitting on my couch, cat in my lap, looking through my Ravelry want-to-makes, trying to determine which of these luxury, super-low-sale yarns I could try to justify purchasing today. I mean, how often can you purchase all of the yarn you need to make a wool-silk blend sweater like this one for under $20? That’s right. Never.

Ah the agonies. What do you do in these circumstances?

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4 Comments

  1. Debbi

    I’m a bad person to ask this of, I just stopped at a going-out-of-business-sale for one of the local yarn stores and bought more yarn since the store was all 50% off ….. yeah ….. you saw my craft room and stash 😛 but at least they were some basic solids that are in my favorite yarns. Lots of potential. I spent tonight reviewing my before mentioned 19 works in progress….. I’m down to 11 :-O I frogged 7 of them, and finished 1. CRAZY. I guess I feel like I can find some creative space again and now have been sorting through Ravelry patterns as well…. Half the fun of a project is getting to pick out all the materials and pattern combinations!

    1. admin

      So true! And that’s an impressive number of WIPs accounted for! Frogging 7 takes a lot of heart…

  2. Jess

    Lovely sweater! I’m sure you’ll zip through a few WIPs in no time and be needing a new project to cast on 😉

  3. The only reason I have manag d not to add to my stash is that I have been super busy taking care of my dad but I have been looking at some Quince and Co yarn online (not on sale) for a sweater I am so tempted to try. You are in good company.

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