Monday, 31 October 2011


I'm doing a few shifts at the yarn store the next couple weeks.  Sunday was one of them.  I was feeling weak, so I went with a plan of attack.  

The plan of attack was that if I bought yarn, it had to be pre-planned and it had to work with something I already had in the stash.  It couldn't be a whole project on its own.  So, the thinking began.  What do I need want in my wardrobe that I did not have yarn for, and that I had a reasonable chance of finding in the store on any given day.  And the deal breaker was that if they didn't have exactly what I was looking for, I could not get anything else.  

Ever since finishing Mr. Needles Lichen vest, I have wanted a colourwork vest made with Cascade 220 for me. 

There were a couple of lovely things in Folk Vests, my recent constant companion.  

I checked out a favourite, Scandinavian Star.  I checked Ravelry to see what others had done.  Right there, without looking any farther, I saw perfection.  A lovely blue and white version.  Sigh.  Breathtaking.  

I have a bunch of white Cascade 220 in my stash.  I have the the book and pattern.  All I needed was a nice icy blue.  

Cascade 220 is a fast moving product.  If you see what you want, buy it and buy it now.  It isn't going to be there the next time you go in.   I knew the blues that I didn't want, but was a whole lot less certain of what I wanted.  I wanted really soft blue.  I wanted cool.  Not pastel.

I winned!  Planning worked so well, I think I will do it again.

Perhaps a plain sock yarn?  No.  Too easy.  


Ahhh there it is.  I have a lone ball of Fritidisgarn in a soft oatmeal colour.  I'll use it with some of the Cascade Eco on hand.  A gradient sweater perhaps?  The New Zimmermann book has one that is firing up my imagination.  I don't have quite enough Cascade Eco to get on with, but with the addition of a couple balls of oatmeal, it will be just right.  The price is right on Fritidisgarn too.  Under 5 dollars a ball.  Perfect.  

Here is hoping they have the oatmeal colour I want.   Otherwise I am toast.  


Brendaknits said...

Oatmeal and toast! Sounds as if you need to go out to breakfast!

Sandra said...

nice plan! I wish I could hold myself to things like that...