Remember way back, when I said I wanted to make 2020 the year I knit more from my stash than from buying yarn? Remember that? I know, 2020 has been the longest year EVER, and it feels like I wrote that 38 months ago.
I feel like I started the year SO WELL. I was buying very purposefully where all yarn was seemingly for specific projects and helping to complement yarn already in my stash.
And then, well, we all know what happened this year. Can I say the increases to my stash were just my efforts to support local businesses? Can I justify all the money spent on skeins of yarn as doing my part for the economy?
Some of the yarn I bought I did with purpose. I bought three skeins of Cascade Heritage, and I’m hoping it will work well with some Koigu for a striped sweater – I’m eying Sides and Stripes (RAV LINK) by Veera Välimäki.
Some I just bought because I COULD. Namely, the eight – yes, eight – balls of Knit Picks Felici in Time Traveller. My Doctor Who appreciation is well known, having knit a bunch of Whovian projects in the past, so when they sent the email saying this colourway was back in stock, I was powerless. A friend and I shared an order and split any shipping costs, and, well, I now have 400g of this yarn. I figured eight balls would give enough yardage for a few pairs of socks, and accessory or two, and perhaps another Sock Arms sweater?
I have a feeling we’re in for a long few months, especially with how the pandemic is evolving here in southern Ontario. It’s fairly safe to say I’ll have enough yarn to get by… I think…