Thursday, April 4, 2013

Pushed over the edge

I'm trying to knit from stash as much as possible this year.  I wouldn't call it Cold Sheeping exactly.  Maybe Tepid Sheeping?  Anyway, as anyone who has developed a, um... healthy interest in knitting can attest, refraining from buying yarn can be... challenging.  The colours, the fibers, the sales... it can be hard to resist. 

Enter the yarn club.  Pay your money up front at the beginning of the year, then receive shiny new yarn at regular intervals throughout the year.  I'm not saying it CURES a knitter of her itch to buy yarn, but knowing you've got a shipment coming in a few weeks definitely takes the edge off, which can be pretty handy in a pinch.

Way back in February (you know... 'round about the last time I wrote a blog post?  Ahem), I received the first shipment of the Cookie A Sock Club.  It was a lovely skein of Indigodragonfly MCN sock, in the colourway E Pluribus Nom Nom Nom.

Lovely, isn't it? What a pretty thing.  And as soft and squooshy as frolicking kittens on a Spring morning.  Just perfect.

Only, well... there was a snag.  Turns out I had remarkably similar yarn in the stash already.  A few skeins of it.  And here's the kicker: I was embarrassed that I had "So Much Yarn" in this colour in my stash. Really.  I've been squirreling yarn away for YEARS, it's invaded practically every nook and cranny in my home, but THIS skein was pushing me out of my comfort zone.

There was only one thing to do, of course.  I had to get that yarn out of the stash ASAP!  Denial  balance had to be restored at all costs!

The club yarn has been knit up into one of the 2 patterns for that shipment, the Ernie Socks, and they're now safely tucked away into the Gift Box.

The green Hazel Knits (top right) is being knit up into a lovely shawl by Corrina Ferguson, Evadine.  And the Springtree Road yarn (bottom left) will most likely be cast on with next.

Me?  Too much yarn?  Pshaw.

Happy Knitting, Everyone!


Maryse said...

Cookie a sock club! Nice! Mais je dois écouler le stock du Tanis Year in Color club! Tu sais, j'ai un problème avec le concept de stash! Quelle belle couleur! J'adore! Très beaux bas!

KTE said...

OOH - looks like Evadene is a mystery, so we can't sneak a peek before you're done? A little anticipation....what fun. Now go hurry up and knit - I want to see what you're working on ;) (please) KTE

Tanya said...

i love that colour. pity i didnt sign up for the club.. i dont have any yarn in that shade!

Alrischa said...

I don't have any yarn that color; it's worth having three skeins, I think, in case you need matching stuff, you know? hehe. Pretty socks, too!

Caroline said...

I love the socks! A Cookie A sock club is the most tempting thing ever, but I am Cold sheeping and considering I'm in a knitting rut, I should really stick to the diet. But seeing your socks makes me want to go out and dig my Cookie sock in progress that has been sleeping for months.

SapphireBlue said...

That's a very pretty color. Great job.

Rhonda said...

I'd be happy to take some of that pretty yarn off your hands. Because I am a good friend.