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I cheated on my yarn diet, but since it was (almost) purely in the interest of research, that’s not really cheating…right?
I promised myself that I would only buy new yarn if I had a specific project in mind to make with it, and I’ve been doing really well with that for the last 6 months or so. Then Craftsy had a 48 hour yarn sale last week, and this happened:
To be fair, these were all heavily discounted and I really NEEDED them. The Cascade 220 is a yarn I’ve been wanting to try for a long time now. I’ve heard good things about it, and with the pricing and color selection available, I think it could become a go-to, everyday yarn for me. I’m also a sucker for heathers and earth tones.
The green one is Cascade Alpaca Lana D’Oro. I’ve never used an Alpaca yarn, and doesn’t every yarn crafter need to try Alpaca at some point? Besides, green is my favorite color and this is such a lovely shade of it. Also, it was such a big discount on this one it was practically free, so how could I turn it down? It feels very soft. I think I’m really going to enjoy working with it. It’s still on sale right now, and I’m doing all I can to resist buying more!
Then there is the Loop-d-Loop by Teva Durham Quartz. This one’s still on sale too, but I will admit, I got it just for fun – so I really shouldn’t get any more. It’s an interesting yarn with many different fiber types and a metallic thread in it. It’s so sparkly, while still being a somewhat muted, dusky shade of purple. I had to have it, and it’s even prettier in real life than it looked on line.
I have no idea what to make with these yet, but I’m sure the right projects will present themselves eventually. Meanwhile I can just enjoy petting and looking at them.