Thursday, August 12, 2004


Well, I don't have a picture right now (I'm still at the lab), but I turned my first sock heel yesterday! It took about 3 tries though, I kept getting the short row decreases messed up. Apparently I can't count. Ugh. I was thinking though that a skein of Koigu would probably be enough to make a fun pair of mittens. And it wouldn't break the bank as much as a pair of socks would; I don't think I'd ever pay $20 for a pair of socks from a store, no matter how gorgeous they were, but somehow yarn at that price seems just fine. =)

I am debating whether or not to bid on some yarn from eBay. I've been meaning to for some time, but I'm starting to feel a little guilty about all the yarn I've accumulated for various reasons. It's Rowan linen drape, and I already have some for a project I have in mind, but I sort of want more because it is discontinued and for a good price and I'm sure I could make something from it because I like a lot of the patterns. Which I suppose is as good a reason as any. Tee hee. =)


Karen said...

Hooray! Congrats on your first sock heel! I can't wait to see a picture of it. I know what you mean about being willing to pay for yarn when you probably woudln't pay that price for such a finished work in stores. I think the yarn I got for my sweater came up to $60-$70 (CAD), which seemed pretty good...until I was reminded by Jamie that I've probably never bought a sweater for that amount in a store!

When does the auction for the yarn end? It's always tough when it's discontinued because you feel like this is your last chance to get any of it. I'm going to be a bad influence and say that I don't see any reason why you shouldn't bid. I mean, it's not like you're guaranteed to win either. *sigh* But at the same time, I probably wouldn't bid on it. I'm the kind of person who needs to have a project before I buy yarn...but I have a feeling that's going to change the more times I go to visit Lettuce Knit...

Adrienne said...

The auction ended yesterday, and I got outbid at the last second by a sniper. It's only recently discontinued though, so there's still stock around both on eBay and in some online stores.

The yarn buying gets worse and worse as time goes on, I promise! Right now I still only buy yarn if I can come up with a project for it on the spot, I won't buy like a bag of yarn for a reason-to-be-made-up-later, but I am getting more and more impulsive in general. So it's really only a matter of time before I think something like "oooh, soft yarn in a pretty colour. I like! But I dunno what I could make with it. Who cares?? Buy it anyway!!"