Nov 18, 2006
Hi, my name is Crystal
...and I'm a fiber addict. I'm here to say that wool is a gateway yarn. For me, it all started less that a year ago with a single ball of wool yarn. Since then I've sampled all sorts of fibers. Alpaca, mohair, bamboo, cotton, silk, and angora are some. Recently, I tried to give up the habit. Sadly, I could only go a week without a yarn purchase. And I'm sure that sooner or later my local dealer will have me spinning!
My yarn diet crashed and burned. I just can't lay off the stuff! It's my own fault for deciding yarn purchases would be okay, since it was to make Christmas presents. Except, I have only bought yarn for myself. First, Rachel linked me to a seller on ebay. About 10 dollars for 440 yards of gorgeous hand-dyed sock yarn? Who can refuse?! Well, not me, that's for sure. I also won a bid on a Black Amethyst bowl for my MIL. Which gives me more time to complete my other projects. (I promise to get pictures of my own soon)
Remember this? Yep, that's right, my eternal WIP is now a FO! Can you believe it? After we got our bonus money in, I went to the shop and picked up that last skein of Fiesta Yarns Zia. Then I ran over to Michael's and picked up a ball of Lion Bran Jiffy. I had to use it to substitute a bit, since there is less yardage in the Zia than required. The Jiffy isn't too horrible, I'd like to pick up some more to make a balck and white striped version of the cleaves, with slimmer ribbled sleeves and a buttonhole thumb opening (and a matching kitty hat!).
For now I'm trying to just, tone down my purchases. It's not like I don't have enough yarn and projects to keep me busy for awhile.
I think I'm going to frog this. The yarn seems to be too heavy.