Oh yeah, I sort of bought some yarn while we were away. Not too much (the soul of restraint, that’s me), but a bit.
First up, Tosh DK by Madelinetosh in the color Stargazing (which doesn’t show on their website, not sure if it’s a one off or discontinued). It’s the brightest non-orange yarn in my stash and I will never in a million years be able to get an accurate reflection of the color of this yarn. Let’s just say it’s blue enough it pretty much vibrates. It is totally outside my normal gray with hints of green and beige color range, and I’m itching to do something fun with it.
I found the Tosh at Verb, and while I was there, I also picked up a skein of their Floating in Topological (that color is listed on their website, but the picture there is an olive green whereas my skein is much grayer with just the very slightest hint of sage). I’m feeling the need for a lovely, slouchy hat, though there is enough yarn here that it could turn into socks if I change my mind.
A more likely candidate for socks is the Cricket by Anzula in Aspen that I picked up at ImagiKnit. This has all the makings of a favorite fat sock yarn (80/20/10 content, nice and round, interesting color but will still show off stitches), and I have a feeling it may wander onto my needles fairly soon.
And of course, just to keep things from being too practical, I had to get one little indulgence skein. The Sensai by Ito in the color Goat (total points for the color name by the way, that’s grand). I haven’t the slightest idea what I’ll do with it, but it told me it simply had to follow me home, so I listened.
Admirable self control all around I think. Now, let’s just see who gets on the needles first. Do you guys think I’ll embrace the blue? Or will it turn out to be a mistake? And what is that fuzzy bit of business going to turn int?