I officially have more yarn than I know what to do with. This coming from a yarn addict.
Helpful Shop Owner recently had her clearance sale, which she does about once a year, mainly for yarns which are being discontinued by the manufacturer. Often it is just a matter of a particular color being discontinued. Everything is about half price, and she has some buy-the-bag for an even better discount. It is kind of a free-for-all where you e-mail your order after a certain time and it is first come, first served. Every year I have been diligent to send in my order right at the appointed time. The first year I only requested one yarn and got what I wanted. The second year I requested a whole bunch of yarns and only got about half of them. This year I requested a whole bunch of yarn and got almost everything. Thank goodness it was such a good sale.
I got four skeins of Plymouth Boku in this Mardi Gras looking color. One skein is already on the needles becoming a handy little drawstring pouch that I think might be good as a project bag for socks or other small things.
I got even more of the Boku in this red color. I am not quite sure what I want to do with it, but I am leaning towards some type of sweater coat. It seems a little stiff and scratchy.
I also got some Rowan Summer Tweed in this red color. I have worked with it before and was glad that it softens as you wear it. I am leaning towards making a cardigan.
I also got some Inca Alpaca, enough to make a sweater. The marl reminded me of Mardi Gras colors.
Plymouth Encore is one of my go-to’s for baby blankets, and I thought this coral color would lend itself well to a few of the patterns I have, for a girly color.
I also got some Rowan Kid Classic since it looked like it might be nice and soft and fun to work with.
Enough yarn for you?
I also washed and packaged the two blankets that my co-worker ordered. So now I can pick the Spring Lattice blanket back up and build my inventory of items available for sale.
Better go start using some of that yarn now…