March 23, 2004

How did that get in there?

I have a small confession to make. In spite of the fact that I already have various projects lined up, and have planned to purchase some yarn for two more, I somehow slipped last week and ended up purchasing this:


See, I meant to get the Interweave Knits spring issue (because I want to make the No-Sweat Pants — there, I’ve admitted it. Let’s just move on) and Elann had it available, discounted. I put that in my shopping cart, and then the demons of rationalisation started — did it make sense to pay shipping for just one item? Wasn’t there anything else I needed from Elann, since I was buying something already? (This is a particularly silly demon, since Elann’s shipping prices go up when you buy more, to a point, anyway) It then occurred to me that they had some self-patterning sock yarn; I’ve never knitted with any of these types of yarn before; in fact, I’ve only made one pair of socks before in my life. But I’ve been wanting to try some…

Anyway, I ended up buying two balls each of two types. Now I need to buy the right, tiny, needles — and then find time to knit the socks!

Not right now, though. Tomorrow is my Major Field oral — so no more posting until Thursday, I think. By which time I should be, with luck, a much happier person!

Posted by Aven at March 23, 2004 09:18 AM

Too funny! When I ordered the Denise needles I “threw in” 3 balls of Dale Baby Ull and a bunch of Elann Sonata. The Baby Ull is for a Marihone sweater, I’m collecting the colors for now. The Sonata just seemed perfect for a spring cotton cardigan, a wardrobe necessity!

Good luck on your exam!

Posted by: Patty at March 23, 2004 10:46 AM

Best of luck on your orals! I’ll be knit-reading and thinking of you tonight!

Posted by: Anita at March 23, 2004 02:03 PM

Oh oh. Self patterning sock yarn is addictive. You’re gonna have trouble now.

Posted by: Stephanie at March 23, 2004 02:29 PM

Good luck on the oral and the socks. If you’re stuck email me and we can get together on campus and I’ll help you out.

Elann is an evil place isn’t it?

Posted by: Steph at March 23, 2004 07:13 PM

Best of luck with the orals!

Posted by: Lydia at March 23, 2004 10:30 PM

You go, girl!

(My best quick piece of gratuitous advice: Don’t think you need to answer a question immediately. You can take a minute to think. That’s OK.)

Posted by: Anne at March 24, 2004 07:23 AM

Ironic… if you have paid full price for the magazine at a bookstore, you’d have saved money! But then again, of course, you wouldn’t have that fun new yarn.

Posted by: Jon at March 24, 2004 09:56 AM

Can imagine a certain Papa type who might like socks of Aven Make….

Posted by: Susan at March 25, 2004 10:37 AM