So I was up at Purlescence the other day for their Superbowl sale (25% off most yarns).
I came home with the skein of yarn I wanted, Shepherds Wool in umm Misty Blue (the colour he Meret is made from).
I had been hoping to get enough to make a sweater out of, even if I had to use multiple colours but their range of colours was smaller than it was three months ago and picking out ones that blended was not as easy as when I first looked. What a shame. It is really nice yarn.
Somehow two skeins of Manos and silk in a startlingly rich magenta-ish purple came home too.
Bad bad Purlescence not only had 25% off most yarns, they also had boxes full of 40% off yarns!
Bad bad bad me could not resist pawing through the boxes.
They had some really nice stuff. RYC wool silk - like buttah! I drooled over it. Zitron Nimbus. Mmmmmm. Organic cottons. Other stuff.
But I couldn't go past the Rowan pure wool four ply.
In baby pink. (Pic is a tad bluer than reality.)
Baby pink looks great on me - it blends with my skin in a good way. I glow. It is really pretty suckful but that is what happens when you are a blue eyed blonde who doesn't tan.
So baby pink it was, with one ball of white to act as a contrast. 11 balls of yarn. They cost just under $50 including tax.
Now I have to work out another pattern for 4 ply wool. I guess Rowan has plenty of pattern support. When I do have a pattern and have it all knitted up, it will look fantastic - finer yarns look nicer IMO but take more knitting.