Friday, May 30, 2008

I buy this skein in the name of the Greater Good!

I went into my local yarn store today looking for a pattern. I’d already bought good enough yarn to make the pattern at KnitPicks, so I didn’t need yarn.

Just the pattern.

Then one of her other customers mentioned that Someone I Don’t Know had finally gotten a job and we all went “HOORAY!” and then we got to talking about the whole economy thing, and how many stores were going under right now and then she said that, in four years of being open, May 2008 had been her worst month on record.

Thus it was, in the name of Local Loyalty, that in addition to the Spirit of the Southwest shawl pattern, I picked up a skein of Schaefer Yarn “Andrea”, 100% cultured silk, 1093 yards to 3.5 ounce skein (thin much?) in the Willa Cather colorway. (My skein is heavier on the rust-brown-yellow and lighter on the purple than the sample shown here.)

Between these two purchases, I have officially used up the portion of the tax rebate check I had set aside to be spent on something other than food, gasoline, and such.

Sigh.

Sure goes fast, doesn’t it?

But I have to say: This skein of yarn has cured my dastardly case of “eh, I dunno, maybe I just don’t feel like knitting anymore”.

Oh. I feel like knitting, people.

Right after I get done rubbing this skein against my check cheek [OCD! I HAZ IT!] for a few hours minutes…sooooooo soft! soooooo sexy!...

5 comments:

QB said...

Good for you! Sadly, I stimulated the economy to the tune of almost $200 worth of yarn this week. Sigh....

Moorecat said...

"Right after I get done rubbing this skein against my check for a few hours minutes…sooooooo soft! soooooo sexy!..."

Against your check? Surely your check went to the LYS?

:D

Mother of Chaos said...

GAH!!!

Now I have to go edit it. My OCD just can't let it goooooooo...

And yes. I left my check in the yarn store. And there really ought to be a song in there, somewhere...

"I left my cheeeeeeck...in My. Local. Yarn stooooore..." Not as catchy as heart in San Francisco, but it has potential...

Barb Outside Boston said...

I made a Shetland Shawl out of Andrea--absolutely glorious! And the yarn never seems to end.

jknitsmith said...

Good for you! Supporting the local economy and reinvigorating your love of knitting at one fell swoop. I heartily approve (which matters I'm sure, since you don't know me either!).

And suddenly I can hear Tony Bennett singing about yarn...