There isn’t a knitter alive who hasn’t heard this question from their partner or family member. And there’s only one answer to that.
Yes, More Yarn!
I’m not a big fan of people that hide their purchases from their spouse or partner. Hiding purchases indicates (to me) that the hider thinks they’re doing something wrong. And if buying more yarn is wrong for you, stop doing it.
But I’m also not a big fan of spouses who try to shame yarnies for wool purchases.
Thaddeus has asked this question over the years. And honestly, I just tell him…yes.
I got this package of sock yarn via FedEx the other day.
It’s Lana Grossa Meilenweit (100 grams/360 meters of 87% Cotton/13% Polyester sock yarn). I thought I might make a few garments for my craft show that non-wool people might prefer?
After purchasing this, I asked a Zoom room of guy-knitters if they had ever used it. Two of them had and both hated it. Oops. So I swatched it as soon as I got it.
This swatch isn’t great, but the drape and feel of the fabric is promising. I think I can do something with this that people will like.
Then I went to my LYS (Twist Knitting and Spinning). A crochet friend, Curtis was here and we met there for a visit. I bought two things while I was there.
I also needed some solid/tonals for my next project.
The softness and rich colors of Woolfolks Tynd yarn had me hooked. I can’t wait to start on my next project!
I ended up undoing the swatch of the Lana Grossa Meilenweit and used one of the colors on my sock knitting machine. And a small miracle occurred.
For the first time ever, I was able to create two socks in a row on my CSM. One right after the other.
There are two minor mistakes…one in each sock, but I am over the moon that I was able to accomplish this.
I also added a couple of inches to the Liquified Shawl since Monday.
There are 18 stripes at the bottom of the shawl and I was hoping to get 20 at the top. Which would mean I have 21 more rows in total. Or a total of 9,030 stitches before binding off. And a few ends to weave in.