Thursday, June 29, 2006

Yarn Buying Withdrawal

I haven't bought any yarn in 2 months! Not since before the baby was born. There I was, smug that I was doing so well in Rebekah's Yarn Focus Challenge (Rebekah, am I still in the hunt?). I had made only one purchase since starting that challenge, some Muench Big Baby yarn from By Hand Yarn and Knitting in Sonora. That seems like ages ago.

Can you blame me for a sudden urge to splurge? Lori told me about these stretchy circulars that would be neat for socks. So what if I haven't knit socks in a while. Wouldn't these be a good reason to whip up a pair?

I've been hankering for the Lantern Moon circular needles. So help me, I might just buy an entire set. If the needles ever get here, that is. Apparently they are still in transit from Vietnam. Does anyone else want these? They would be an unabashed self-indulgence. So beautiful I'd be afraid to knit with them.

OK, the day has started. Baby is fed, bathed and napping and it's not even 9am. I'm doing good. If she's amenable we might even go on a shopping trip this morning, woohooo! Yesterday I watched a show about a couple in the 40's who started their family later in life and now have had 6 kids in 5 years. EEEEEK! How do mothers manage their time? I'm still mystified.


Agnes said...

Hey Lynette, the baby is looking great! No guilty in sudden urge to splurge at all ... not at all! I keep thinking just 2 more days ... 2 more days and this challenge would be over! But I think I'll try my best to keep going ... the sock yarns in my stash are going to drown me ... if they were water! LOL! Take care.

Rebekah said...

Yes you definitely are! And it's only yarn and fiber that count anyway, you can buy as many needles as you want!

Stephanie said...

Oh, the lantern moon needles - drool city. I've been dreaming after those for months. And I know I'm going to have to splurge and buy some, but I want to see them first. I'm glad you're feeling the urge to splurge - you deserve it!

Birdsong said...

I am sure I would love the Lantern Moons at first touch.. my ebony circs are my faves. I think you might be ready to consider a special project for yourself - you certainly have earned it!

sherry said...

glad to read your post. You sound pretty organzied. re the LM needles?? i have heard a few things on both pros and cons, so thought I would want one, but not sure now.. Ok, Maybe one.. hehehe.