House Update: For all the Knit Bloggers out there who have been sending us positive energy for the sale of our home a BIG THANK YOU! We got an offer and are currently in the process of negotiation to settle on a price! Amazing. I will be sure to keep everyone posted. The Knit Blog community is just one of the best, of that I am certain. Again, thank you all.
Now, for my confession.
So, most of you know by now that I am a member of the Summer of Stash Along. Basically I committed to not buying any new yarn until Labor Day. For the record, you are allowed two exceptions. But, being the high and mighty person that I am, I thought that I would only need to employ one exception and that exception went a little something like this...
"That being said I am a new sock knitter and only have one skein of sock yarn in my stash. I will allow myself to buy sock yarn if I find it at a fiber festival and it supports a local yarn producer but it must meet both of those criteria. However, I will not start a new project with yarn purchased during the challenge until my challenge projects are done. That's it. That is my excepetion. So stay tuned and watch as I knit up my cubes and lighten my load. Wish me luck!"
Turns out folks that I don't have the self control I thought I did. To argue in my favor, there aren't any local fairs coming up any time soon and I just haven't fully gotten into knitting socks yet since the disaster with the pair I knit for my MIL. So, when my (blogless) friend Aileen said my LYS was having a TENT SALE and asked if I would I like to join her to scope out the deals what was a yarn deprived girl like myself supposed to do? I thought I could manage. I had just gone to The Periwinkle Sheep with Jess and resisted ridiculous levels of temptation.
But that was before I went into the Yarn Orphanage and saw this...
I have been yearning to make a (Do I really need to link to the pattern? OK. I will anyway.) Clapotis for so long now I can't even tell you. The only thing that has kept me from it was the fact that I hadn't found the yarn yet. THIS is THE yarn. It's Artful Yarns Fable in Hansel and Gretel, a blend of Pima Cotton and Silk. Wanna see a finished Clappy with Fable? Check out the one on the left. Ohhh...I can't wait. I had to get this yarn. It was half off. So, I guess I used an exception to my exception or am retrospectively utilizing my second exception. I also said that I would wait until the SOSKAL ended to start new projects with yarn purchased during the challenge but I don't know if I can stick to that now either. I will do my best. Promise. But with my baby genius cloth almost off the needles that Fable sure is calling to me.
Want to see Aileen's haul? It's all that there in the cube.
She calculated that she got about $339 worth of yarn for $98. Not bad, eh?