Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Consider this my fall off

I got some malabrigo yarn at my lys with a gift card and didn't realize it wouldn't be enough for a sweater until I got home. So I got online and purchased 4 more skeins as well as 2 skeins in 2 other colors for scarfs for Christmas or me I'll decide when they get here. I can't keep affording to do this. This has just gotten out of hand. I might need to extend the yarn diet, I'll do a recount after the days are up and see just how bad I was. I'm on dishcloth #7 and I used 2 balls on the baby kimono so thats 9 balls, so I'm twice my goal +1 in that respect. That makes me feel a bit better..
I have cast on for the malabrigo sweater, and I'm 5 inches in, working circular to the armpits, then dividing for the front and back using the EZ's percentage method. I'm hoping I'll have used the skeins I have before the other yarn gets here. I do have an extra day off in February, so I'm hoping to have it up to the arms by then. This thing is going to come everywhere with me. Including work, until it's finished. We have been having -5 and below temperatures all week and I think that made me cry out for a 100% wool sweater.The colors are amazing and it's SO SOFT! Like cloud soft. It is insane that anything can be this soft. I love it, and it shall be my down fall....



Lizzy said...

oooooooh that sounds like it's gonna be pretty! i love malabrigo and the funny thing is that i haven't knit with it yet, lol. i have a skein but don't know what to make with it yet. it's the jewel blue color.

Anonymous said...

I know how that is! I told myself just this weekend I needed to go on a yarn diet:) I just keep finding things I want to knit that I don't have the yarn for! It doesn't seem to matter that I have a lot of other yarn for a lot of other projects I want to knit!