OK, this looks really bad, my falling off the yarn diet the very day after I "officially" announce it. But in actuality the yarn diet has been going on in my head since Sept. 1st, so maybe it's not that bad? Anyway, I have a good explanation for it. And if the explanation isn't good enough, I then refer you to the Bad-Ass Knitter's manifesto. So there. =P
Anyway, today was Boston's Knit Out & Crochet 2004, a gathering of knitters and knitting-related things on Boston Common. Luckily for them it was a really gorgeous day! So I went to check it out, and walked by all the exhibitors, and when I passed by the Windsor Button table, I overheard the lady telling someone that not only was the store open today (they usually close on Sundays), but that all their yarn was also 10% off. And this place is only a 2 minute walk away from the Common, so I figured that I'd pop in and maybe get inspired for Christmas presents. I had a pretty good idea of what sorts of yarn they sold, so figured it would be relatively easy to avoid temptation.
But, what I didn't count on was that they would have bags of yummy Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk sitting in a basket, just waiting to be picked up and fondled. Wait a sec, they didn't carry Debbie Bliss the last time I was there.... And since I was planning on buying a pile of the yarn for myself anyway after the yarn diet period was up, I figured hey, why not get some now and save the 10%? So I present to you the latest addition to my stash:
They will become a cabled scarf and headscarf. I'm thinking a simple cable down the middle of the scarf, with either a ribbed or seed stitch border. The headscarf will likely be this one from Knitty (btw, the fall issue is out!).
OK, now back to the yarn diet. I have been trying to make some dents in the stash, I started a Christmas present today, but I can't post pictures! Boo.