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Yarn Loot... [Jul. 2nd, 2011|07:23 pm]
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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.


[User Picture]From: fair_witness
2011-07-03 02:21 am (UTC)
Ooooooh. Noro yarn, yummy!
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-07-03 04:01 am (UTC)
The pink/red skeins will be in a different project from the turquoise/purple/etc. ones. But yes, I like strong color combinations. Turquoise and emerald green and royal purple, turquoise and hot pink and pale green (but not a yellow green). Pure red with royal purple (thanks to a Wesley Dennis painting for Marguerite Henry's book _King of the Wind_, when I was a child.

I suspect that, as with music, part of it is hard-wiring of our individual neurologies so we actually see and experience color differently.
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From: ozdragonlady
2011-07-03 05:18 am (UTC)
You sound like me in a craft shop ....
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[User Picture]From: teriegarrison
2011-07-03 05:20 am (UTC)
Noro silk yarn. (Drooooooools.) I'm waiting to come across the right pattern (and, ahem, more experience in my fingers) to justify buying some of that myself. It's sooooooo beautiful!
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[User Picture]From: mrs_redboots
2011-07-03 12:43 pm (UTC)
As we have all said, very loudly indeed, on Robin's blog, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS TOO MUCH YARN!

Noro is brilliant, wish I could afford it!
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[User Picture]From: alfreda89
2011-07-03 03:03 pm (UTC)
Love the turquoise! Happy knitting!
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-07-03 08:48 pm (UTC)
I did mention it was on sale, right? I had been telling myself it was far too expensive for me, but there was the word SALE all over everything.
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[User Picture]From: green_knight
2011-07-03 06:59 pm (UTC)
At this rate, you need to paint more rooms ;-)

More seriously, if you own yarn that - now that you've got a better idea of what you like and what you want to do with it - leaves you going 'meh', get rid of it. Donate it to a shelter or another good cause, and knit the yarns and projects that excite you.

Life's too short.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-07-03 08:47 pm (UTC)
I plan to find it a good home, actually, but that involves dealing with my mother's incredible packing algorithm, which--when it meets my organizational black hole, explodes like matter & anti-matter in the same space. I open one of her meticulously organized and packed containers and suddenly half the room is full.

I want cooler weather for that, when dealing with yarn.
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[User Picture]From: hairmonger
2011-07-03 08:55 pm (UTC)
What you do with the red/pink variegated is buy more yarn. Find some solids that go with it and buy enough to knit something with stripes. (Says the impoverished voice of experience.)

Mary Anne in Kentucky
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[User Picture]From: incandescens
2011-07-03 10:12 pm (UTC)
Ahhh, Noro.

Noro is seriously addictive. Though I think I may be telling you this a little too late. They have the most amazing colours.

(eyes her own stash)
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-07-03 11:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah....too late for this, anyway.

The colors ARE gorgeous--that's what attracted me.
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[User Picture]From: teriegarrison
2011-07-04 05:11 am (UTC)
Would that be what they call 'noro virus'?
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[User Picture]From: incandescens
2011-07-04 01:13 pm (UTC)

Yes, and it's thoroughly viral, but it's transmitted via yarn.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-07-04 01:27 pm (UTC)
Terie--did you get my email I sent the other day? If not: it came, it's wonderful, and THANK YOU!
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[User Picture]From: teriegarrison
2011-07-04 01:37 pm (UTC)
I did. I guess you didn't get my reply. I'll re-send it when I get home. And YW!
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