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.


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?


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!

Popular Posts