In recent months, I have tried to slow down on my yarn buying (no -- really!) I mean, knitting is a rather slow craft and I can buy yarn way faster than I can use it up. So I've been abstaining (mostly) from buying yarn since... well... since I went nuts in February.
But (you knew there was a "but," right?) there was this yarn I saw at the SF Craft Mafia Made show in October 2007 (I would link to them, but it seems as though they have disbanded? Hrm.) and I really, really wanted it. But it was pretty expensive and not very practical. It's handspun with all of this nutty stuff in it and it's only 87 yards. So I abstained.
But (again with the "but") I have been thinking about this skein of yarn since I saw it in October of last year. That's nine months! I have even stalked this skein online through the maker's website and almost ordered it several times, but I have contained myself.
Until this past Saturday, when I saw it at Renegade Craft Fair and I could no longer resist. I bought it:
(No need to adjust your monitor -- it really is that bright!)
I have no idea what the heck I'm going to do with it -- put it under glass for display for the rest of my life? Perhaps. I just could not resist! Despite the way it looks, it is really soft. Especially the pom-pons! I love it!
I bought a couple of other things and Renegade and I met some amazing people. Stay tuned and I'll share the rest this week!