Or maybe it was buying my first ball of Merino wool that was the stupid thing. So soft and slippery and warm...
Well, I think I'm reasonably good at not buying fabric. (Don't ask my boyfriend about his opinion on that fact, though...;) Actually it's more like, there isn't all that much fabric out there that pleases me in every way (feels good, looks pretty, is in my price range and screams "I want to be a beautiful skirt/dress/blouse/etc. just for you" at me). So, I'm reasonably good at not buying fabric frivulously. Which is good, because both my purse and my apartment aren't that big.
Do you know how many stores actually sell yarn? An impressive amount, at least here in Berlin. All department stores, all three of my favorite craft stores plus the occasional yarn shop...
And really. Knitting is such a soothing activity. Plus, sooo many projects you can make with one ball of yarn!
So, the actual story: I had a bit of time on hand on Wednesday, and happened to be near one of my favorite craft stores. So I wandered in, more on the lookout for holiday decorating crafts or possibly jewellery making. And what do I see?
|one for the boyfriend, one for a gift, the luscious green one for me. hehehe.|
|sneak-peek of finished things. lovely, luscious merino wool...|
On quite another note, did you know that some 2nd hand shops sell yarn, as well? See what I found at Oxfam!
|Juliet scarf, a beautiful free Ravelry pattern|
That's it from my little corner of the world for now. I think I'll make myself a pot of tea now and snuggle up on the sofa with some knitting, seeing as I had to switch on the light already even if it's barely past 1p.m.
If you knit, what is your favorite yarn to work with? Do you have a favorite pattern that uses only one skein of yarn?