…….it’s busted. And it’s only 5 days into the year! How could I have fallen so low?! I have taken steps to prevent yarn buying. I have unsubbed from email alerts to WEBS and other marketers. I am dropping all FB likes that involve yarn and patterns. Although there are 2 companies that I will not drop, Forbidden Woolery and a not so local yarn shop.
Now, knitting in a yarn shop once a week isn’t good for the wallet, but I do try to support the shop since they let us knit there every week. I know I will get to shop there this month because it’s my birthday month and one of my presents will be a gift cert, thank you mom!, so I wasn’t going to completely go cold sheep, just tepid sheep?
But none of those suppliers gave me my fix! So just what was my downfall? Another local nook that has knitting. I usually sew on Tuesday mornings at church, but with a recent family injury my cohort was unavailable. So that meant I could join my friend at her shop nook. There is an old downtown building that houses several shops and boutiques and she has her corner in the front window. They have a lot of hand made goods and the shop owners meet there every Tuesday to create. This week I joined them.
And of course I just had to look at her corner since she has some things on sale. And with a baby blanket knit needed in April I thought it a good idea to shop the sale. And so I did.
Kraemer Yarns Perfection in Spring Rhyme
Pattern: Newborn Baby Blanket
Plans are to make a larger square and throw some cables in a la this beauty. I almost bought a tan color to really duplicate the beauty, but the mom likes green, just hope this color green is in her range. They are not discovering the gender so baby colors were not possible, and I really hate baby pastels!
While at the shops I worked on Jurisdiction, getting closer to the arm hole shaping!! Just about 1.5 repeats away from that point.
I am still enjoying this knit. Sometimes I easily tire of cables, but so far this is keeping my interest. But maybe my tune will change after I have to knit the 3rd sleeve! After the back I will do a sleeve, then a front, then another sleeve and finally the last front. That way I might not get too sick of sleeves.