Destiny

One of my favorite yarns is an aran weight from Blue Moon Fiber Arts called Twisted.  According to its product description, it is a 4-ply with 3 strands of regular merino and 1 strand of superwash.  The superwash tends to take the dye more intensely, giving it a little candy cane stripe effect.  It is really not noticeable when knitted, though.

My first experience with it was in the Valkyrie colorway:


Valkyrie knitted up like this:


Taking stock of my stash, I realized I have a lot of dark worsted and aran weight yarns.  Of course, there is nothing wrong with dark colors, they are simply what I wear most; however, I had the envies for something different.  So, Sunday found me drooling over the colorways back at Blue Moon Fibers.  I fell in absolute and total lusty love with Sunstone:


Late that night a couple of people got an email from asking: "Do you think I can wear this?"

Laura came through with an "Absolutely!"

But, I decided to sleep on it.

The next morning, I was still smitten, but decided not to do anything about it.

Who says I don't have self-control, anyway?

Tuesday morning I had decided I was not going to order anything unless or until I had the perfect project in mind.

Mid-morning found me firing off another email or two essentially asking:  "What do you think of this in this??

I was referring to this pattern in the Sunstone:


The lovely Sherrie was all in with me.

The delightful Laura was a bit skeptical of the pattern, but owned the one-liner of the day:  "Get the yarn. That we know for certain."  Okay, actually, it was a two-liner, but you get the drift.

Still trying to exercise some restraint, I decided it would not kill me to sleep on it for another night.

This morning, my desire has only increased.  So, as soon as I put the skeins in my cart, a thought struck me.

"Didn't I order a single skein of Twisted Star Sapphire sometime last year?"

A quick glance at the stash confirmed it.


Yes, there was a single skein of the lovely stuff languishing.  I adored the color, but it was only one skein, and I hated to waste it on a hat, cowl or mittens I was never going to wear.  Apparently, I was too selfish to part with this little lovely.

With a sigh, I added two skeins to the cart, knowing they would not be a perfect match to the one I already had, but alternating skeins and such, I would just make it work.

Before I could change my mind, I placed the order and clicked over to Ravelry to update my stash.

As I told someone in yet another email this morning, apparently, I am a creature of habit.

This is the link to the stash page with the Star Sapphire I bought last year.  Notice anything interesting about the purchase date?

November 2, 2010.

Today's date:  November 2, 2011.

Destiny...

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!

Besides, Santa always needs a little help when it comes to Christmas and me, right?

Comments

Lolly said…
So you bought more of the blue yarn AND the yellow? Probably to get free shipping or something?

I think that pattern will be good on you. I'm not sure about the yellow color; but I am sure it won't be wasted. Just a few weeks ago I was actually trying to decide if you could wear yellow, or what shade of yellow you could wear. I believe I had seen a pic of someone who I thought had your 'coloring' and they were looking quite pretty in something yellow. (Now I want to find what it was I had seen.)
Feisty said…
Hey Lolly!

Bought the sunstone because I lust for it.

Bought the blue because I love it!

I know I can wear the blue.

Hoping I can wear the orangey-yellow.

No, none of it will be wasted.

; )

Hope you are having a good week!

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