Yesterday, while preparing the kitchen for today's painting, I got email from Gauge that my needles were in. I thought "If I'm diligent and get the painting done early, I could maybe go into the city and pick them up." The email also said they were having a 20% off everything in the store sale. Visions of the yarn I've yearned over but not bought (:"No new yarn until you finish those projects!!!") began to circulate in my head, but I had a wall to paint.
And besides. I didn't need more yarn. There is a lot of yarn around. I may not like all of it that much, but it's yarn, and it should be used before new yarn is brought in (um...like the 25 balls of yarn I bought for the new projects? Which aren't going to use that much? Yeah.) Because of various things I didn't get down to the city reasonably early (despite finishing the painting itself by 8:30 am...then came the cleaning up, and the waiting for it to dry to see if it needed a second coat, and the removal of tape, and the moving furniture back, and....) So I was hot and dry and tired when I got there...no, that's an excuse. I walked in and....this appeared when I upended a sack on the kitchen table.
The store kindly helped me ball three of the hanks on their equipment. The ones that look orange/red are actually this color, much cooler, with hot pink in the mix:
Yes, this is one of the yarns (and both colors of it) that I was lusting for last week. I got all the remaining skeins of the turquoise mix, because they were all one dye lot (though how that works with variegated yarns I have no idea. But it was a reason...um, excuse?... I could cling to.) I also have no idea what I'll make with it (a shell would be nice. Can I knit myself a shell? or a sleeveless longer thing? I don't know, but I may find out realsoonnow. The hot pink/red/etc. mix just makes me happy to look at it. They had only two. Maybe wrist warmers? Maybe I'll just hang it on the wall where I can look at it.
It's a silk/cotton/wool yarn, and the brand is Noro.
It's a good thing they didn't have Berroco Jasper in the colors I like best in the online catalogs. I might've come home with much more.
I can tell myself hiring someone to paint that wall would've cost more than I spent on yarn, but...let's not test that idea.