I LOVE yarn... all types of yarn. When I first started knitting and crocheting in earnest, my favorite place to go was Michael's. It was close to my house and I could buy, and buy and buy (and usually spend about 35 to 40 dollars). It was fantastic.
I had some questions about knitting and I found a local yarn store in the town next to mine.... It was great, and my yarn pallet began to change... I remember making a shawl for one of my nieces for her First Communion and spending $40.00 on the yarn for the entire project.... it was very gradual, I didn't notice what was happening.
I now design a lot for another yarn store in my area, and the yarns in this store are one of a kind, unbelievable, and unique.... I am completely smitten, I have no words to describe the sensory overload that comes over me when I walk into that shop (not to mention the unbelievable work opportunities that have come my way!). Well, I have been known to spend $40.00 (OK, yesterday) on ONE skein of yarn. I used my Christmas gift certificate from Mr. Fantastic and I love it. It made perfect sense to me to buy it..... and I made the most beautiful sweater from it. It is as pretty to look at as it is to touch. The sweater took 2 days to make and I can't wait to make something else with the yarn. The yarn is called Maiden Hair and I can't get enough of it!
The pattern is called Chevron Lace Cardigan by Milobo and I am enchanted by the ease of the construction and speed of the project. I will be wearing it soon!
As you have seen from some of my previous posts, we are in a Stupa Bella craze here at Chez Fantastic, and Dumplin' has hopped right on the bandwagon wanting one for herself. I brought her to the yarn shop yesterday (I needed more Maiden Hair for another project! hehe) and I let her pick out her yarn (kind of a BIG mistake) It took her exactly 1 1/2 hours to pick out the perfect yarn (well she did find the perfect yarn but it was cashmere - not too shabby!). Here are her finds, I will post the finished product when it is done.... I have a few deadlines lurking!
I have to say, for all tense and purposes, I am a yarn snob.... I can't help it, I love expensive, unique and one of a kind yarn - I did not realize it, but I am also raising one too