Oh, Blogville. I was so good about knitting down my stash for so long. I was knitting more than I was buying. It was such a productive time. Then there was a pandemic. Then I moved. Then my mom had a bad fall and had some fractures. Then I lost all restraint and started buying all the things.
The orchard alpaca is beautiful to work with. So I kept buying more. I’ve managed to go to the orchard once without buying yarn. That is a 20% success rate for not buying yarn.
Then my hero died, so I needed yarn to make a sweater to honor her. Of course it had to be Beaverslide Dry Goods, because you can’t beat that yarn.
Of course, there is a danger that I’ll knit through all of my sock yarn and run out of options for holiday socks, so I picked up some Bumblebee Acres yarn in Great Pumpkin and Candy Corn (I’m telling myself they work for Thanksgiving and Halloween). I also got some Ho Ho Ho from Two Sisters, because there is nothing like a pair of striped festive socks.
I wish I could say it ends there, but I’ve also purchased two advent sock skeins (one stripe a day). Did I need them? No. Did I also purchase a yarn advent calendar? Yup. I also have some yarn coming for the Dumpster Fire Ornament.
I need to take a break from yarn purchases for now. Of course, when you are friends with champion enablers it is hard to stop completely.
Have you been buying yarn lately? Tell me about it. Then send me a link so I can buy some, because I don’t have much faith in thi