Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Yummy Yarns

For one of my last Christmas gift projects I needed a color of yarn I couldn't get from the Knit Picks selection of merino wool so I was forced to get off the couch and make a trip to the yarn store. There aren't any yarn stores too close to where I live so I wasn't really looking forward to this. Not to mention, going to the yarn store kind of makes me feel overwhelmed, like I don't know what the hell I'm doing there. My mind starts to get lost in all the candy like qualities of the yarns, picking out ones that I like, trying to think of what I could make with them, how much I would need, is it even the right weight, and soon my brains gets overloaded and I feel like leaving and coming back when I know what I'm doing. Of course, that never happens, the going there, knowing what I'm doing part.

Cascade 220 Pastaza
This time, all I needed was a pleasant duck egg blue/aqua type color in merino wool DK. That seemed like something I might be able to handle. Never the less, I ended up dragging monkey pants with me to three different stores in the valley after making a series of wrong turns to find the first two. Like I said, I don't make it to the local stores too often and by the time I go back, that store no longer exists and I have to try to find a new one.

Anyway, I didn't find exactly what I needed. The Ella Rae worsted weight wool was the closest and also the last store I went to. So I ended up with these three yummy yarns and apparently a slight obsession for aqua.

Cascade 220 Heathers
They even wound this one up into a ball for me. Cool!