What a gemini name to this post! First a small gripe…don’t you just hate when you see an ad for a yarn company, click over to their site, and have to go about 5 more screens (with various sorting methods) before you get to the actual YARN?!?! I’m just sayin’ there dyers, get some yarn…yarn…yarn on every page, don’t make me wait. Sometimes I don’t have enough time to click through 5 screens! (These days I lose interested pretty quickly.) O.K., I feel better now.
Good stuff. Since I can’t show you my cool stuff, I figured I’d get into the spirit of giving (and sometimes giving to yourself isn’t such a bad thing!) and give you some pretty pictures and links to click on.
As a side note, do you tend to go through color ‘phases’?? Sometimes for me, I try really hard to branch out and start crazy things for me that are out of the ordinary. Like super bright colors, that one happens pretty rarely, and mostly during the gloomy winter months.
Right now, I’m into my deep wines/burgundy color phase. Every time I see one of those colors, I want it NOW! I may have indulged slightly last week during Eat.Sleep.Knit.’s Black Friday sale. What can I say? I couldn’t resist the whole gambling/lottery thing of ‘what will my magical discount be??’ (If you don’t know, they do a mystery discount that day, anywhere from 10 – 100% off of your purchase! No, I didn’t win the 100% discount, that would have been nice.
What did I get? More laceweight, since that’s what every girl needs who doesn’t have enough time to knit.
Although I am realizing that knitting laceweight sweater is good for your budget, since a) laceweight yarn is cheaper with much more yardage for your buck and b) laceweight takes for-e-ver to knit. Yet, I love it, the ethereal nature of the finished project, those oh-so-delicate stitches that transform just about any pattern into some extra special.
Enough waxing poetic about the wonders of fine yarns, here’s some pretties!
That’s enough play for now. All of these items were available at the time of this posting. If you feel the need to get a special something for someone, check them out! Have a great weekend and stay warm. If you are cold, well then go put on a sweater!