I know I’m not currently buying yarn, but there’s no rules against writing about it, right?
Right. So here’s what I wish I was buying!
First and foremost, every time I see Sarah’s Mariah sweater, I click over to Little Knits and salivate. That is the best deal ever on what sounds like scrumptious yarn (Lana Grossa Numero Uno Tweed in #318 Burnt Orange) and I want it. Now. Don’t ask what for, I don’t know. Signal number one that I don’t need it. But a sweater for me for under $40? Puleeeeze. That is so rare it’s almost worth breaking the embargo just for that.
There’s a lot of hype about a yarn called Malabrigo. I first used this for a soaker for the Boo when he was but a babe. I needed wool and I wanted it to be soft. At the time, I had no idea I had my hands on such nice wool. It was lovely, and it’s worn well. Now I need more. One for the Koolhaas hat for a Xmas pressie, and one for me for the Capitan Hat. Yum.
Sock yarn. Who doesn’t love sock yarn? I promised myself I wasn’t going to buy anymore sock yarn until I’d used most of what I already have, which is about maybe 8 pairs (except at least two of those are destined for fingerless mitts and one of which is currently going into baby stuff). I promise this is paltry in comparison to others, but I suppose that doesn’t matter. Nevertheless! Here’s some sock yarn I’m hankering to try:
- Dream in Color Smooshy (doesn’t that sound just delectable?)
- Fleece Artist Sea Wool
- Noro Sock
- Tofutsies (for me!)
- Panda Cotton
- Panda Wool
- Sport weight sock yarn for socks for H. Don’t even know where to start.
Rowan Calmer in #482 Powder Puff. I want to make a Must Have-style cardigan out of this. Especially after using my swatching ball recently, I’m completely in love. It will make the most fantastic spring and fall cardi. And pink!
I’m still searching for yarn for H’s sweater and would love to buy a bunch of single balls for swatching and sampling.
I’m sure there’s more, but that’s what I’ve been thinking about lately! While I do need to make some purchases eventually for gifts and the like, the truth is I have a lot at my disposal already and I’m truly enjoying working with what I’ve got.
And yet… a materialist’s internal struggles never end, do they?