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Sunday, December 01, 2019

Yarn Purchases, Potato Chip Scarf and.............Dieting?

I've got a case of start-itis.  I've been fighting it for awhile. 

  •  The red and gray are very basic sock yarn but, it's Berroco's Comfort Sock and is beyond super soft.  AND these are Buckeye Colors, and each skein has 447 yards soooooo plenty to make something.  I'm sorta seeing a striped shawl, or scarf...perhaps a Diagonal scarf, or something along that line where the stripes really make the project.
  • The larger cake upper right Plymouth Yarn Hot Cakes is 404 yards of WW yarn, also kinda Buckeye Colors, which I bought before the solid sock yarn. Since this is self striping and due to being heavier weight yarn would work up quickier, perhaps this is the one that should be a diagonal scarf.  Or might this make a fun potato chip scarf?
  • Then there's the 2 yummy Queensland collection, Perth....like the fun purple and gray I'm currently using to make the potato chip scarf.  But, oh look at those yummy jewel tones
No, I'm not done with any of my current projects (2 afghans, plus the yellow shawl, and the purple potato chip scarf.
But, it is now just over 33 inches, so lots of headway since my previous picture showing you how well the 2nd lucky skein matched.


 Then there's also this Cooper Corgi YUMMY YUMMY yarn from Savannah, Georgia I bought while in Hilton Head a few weeks ago.  Two pictures so you could see the front and back of the hank to see the colors.
It's hand dyed and twisted thus the $45.00 price tag for 460 yards of 100% superwash Merino.  Softer than butter...
This is the sample of a shawl on display at the yarn shop using the above hand dyed.  I really wanted to be able to lay this sample out so it could be seen but was limited with space.  I did purchase this pattern.


We've all just eaten a bunch no doubt at Thanksgiving, so perhaps we're thinking how to drop a few pounds before Christmas and New Years.  I am not vegan or vegetarian and have NO desire to be, but this tickled my funny bone.

Do you get start-itis?  Which one would you start with?  Is there a pattern that calls out to you using above fibers?

Are you dieting after Thanksgiving?  Let me know in your comments.

16 comments:

  1. I sure do know about start-itis. Love the yarns you have chosen. I have shelves of yarn that are just waiting for me to select a project.

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    1. Come sit by me, lol. I have far more than what I posted, those are just the most recent ones calling out to me, lol. Hope you're doing well and thanks for the visit.

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  2. Sandy: I love your yarns they are amazing.
    I can understand why hand dyed yarn is so expensive, I have a friend who dye's her own its a chore.
    I love the photos of the animals, I agree eating salads is not the only answer to weight loss.
    I was a good girl and ate very little but did have four small portions of dessert.

    Have a lovely week
    Catherine

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    1. Glad you did well with the eating. I started doing planks today. A 30 days challenge, hope that helps.

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  3. How I love your yarns. The potato chip scarf is particularly intriguing.
    No Thanksgiving here. And this vegetarian could do with dropping rather a lot of pounds.

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    1. I hear ya on the dropping pounds, just gotten back to logging my food to see if it helps.......so far it hasn't. I'm enjoying the potato chip scarf because it's so different than other things I've made.

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  4. The shawl is very pretty. Those yarns are lovely! I don't know what I'd make with the hand dyed skeins. If I spent that much on them I'd be sure to find something special to make for someone I really like! :-)

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    1. I know what you mean, almost afraid to start something with the hand-dyed as I might start on the wrong project, lol. Might be the most I've spent, if not, gotta be close to it. Oh, and you feel how soft.

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  5. Dear Sandy
    That hand dyed yarn is beautiful and it would make a lovely shawl. Sometimes you just have to buy something despite the price, particularly if it is hand made with love and care. It's always worth it!
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. I so agree with you Ellie. I just need now to get brave enough to start working with it. I'm feel a bit apprehensive. I look at it, I squeeze it, then put it back in it's zip lock bag, lol.

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  6. I should be putting more effort in healthier life style.

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    1. It's not easy. Part of the problem is breaking and making new habits, I think. I did well then got out of the habit of doing things, trying now to get back into it........argh.

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  7. How could you not be tempted by that YUMMY YUMMY yarn? I'd be.
    Have a fun week with start-its or continue-its.
    Love the buffalo, etc. meme. Let's keep that attitude going. Salads never help. Smiles.

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    1. Thanks for the visit Robyn, and love that you understand my plight of yummy yarn and all that that entails.

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  8. Sandy,
    Thanks so much for sopping by! The shawl is lovely!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Thanks for the visit, the scarf is taking much longer to make than I anticipated it would.

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