As all lazy craft bloggers do, I slacked. Typical me…
So, what have I been up to lately? Well, I’m busy knitting away on a sample sweater for Shibui Knits (it’s a test knit for the brand) which is due in two weeks and as I hate hate hate deadline knitting, I did my best to get a head start by finishing a chunk of it in the first week. Glad to see I actually changed my procrastinating ways after 15 some years (why didn’t I do this back in high school or college?!) Can’t divulge any more than that so on to the next…
Yep, your yarn hoarding queen is at it again, buying waaaay more than she can knit. What can I say, I’m a yarn hoarder. There’s no denying. And at this point, I can’t even hide the damn things since there’s so much of it.
Let me share my latest “haul” with you. It’s 100% Italian cashmere. And I only paid $45 bucks for 2 whole pounds of the stuff. And I bought 13 pounds of it. Technically 17 because I bought 4 pounds for $100 a piece (1kg) before it went on sale (awww, it hurts just thinking about it) but all in all, I think I came out ok in the end.
Now, you’re wondering ‘why so much?’ Well, they’re industrial knitting cone yarns that are super fine, as in gossamer/cobweb weight, so in order for me to use it as DK weight I needed to hold 8 strands of it together. And I have no patience to wind these things off the cone. 8 strands? Well, I guess I’ll just buy 8 cones. Simple as that. LOL
And now that I’m “stuck” with 8 kgs of cashmere, I best get rid of all those workhorse wools, I abhor. (heirloom knits my ass. I don’t want my knits to outlive me) Goodbye Cascade 220 and all those other “rustic” wools. Once you go cashmere, there’s no going back!
UPDATE 4/11/2014 – Just got a call from the place I bought the cones. Apparently, they oversold and only had 3 cones instead of the 6 I purchased. DAMMIT!!! I knew I should have kept my mouth shut. That’s what I get for blabbing to the world that these cashmere cones existed.