You get to dig and touch and feel every little skein you want to an nobody can tell you knit a quick swatch if you are so inclines. The best thing is you can dream. Will it be a sweater? Will it be a shawl? For me? A gift? A bag?
And then you come across the things you know you will never knit.
When I was trying to settle on colours for Mr. Needles vest,
I managed to accumulate quite a bit of Cascade 220. Some of it was play, but some was colour testing as I figured what would work and then the wonderful colours I did used. Still the nicest thing I ever will knit. Plus he wore it all the time.
The last few years, the bucket of Cascade 220, the 2 and 3 skein piles, have been moved and shifted and shunted about. And you know what. I don't want them. Done done done.
So they are going to be posted on the Edmonton Knitter's board on Ravelry to give away. So heads up, ladies.
Its time to clean and sort and love what I have. And I don't have the energy to love this.