Tuesday 10 March 2015

A small confession

You might remember that I said I was giving up buying yarn for Lent. Well I was doing really well, resisting going into yarn shops, and starting a couple of new projects exclusively from stash, and felt pretty good about it, but...

Last week my March yarn club box from Devon Sun Yarns and I hid it away in my wardrobe to be opened at Easter (I'd already acknowledged that this was arriving and my compromise was that it would remain sealed). But after a weekend that definitely couldn't be described as one of the best ever (my three year old had a throwing up bug, cue not a lot of sleep and a lot of extra washing, all while we were away from home), and a Monday that was just one of those days (said three year old being fully recovered and rather energetic, I felt exhausted, cold and generally a bit under the weather), by Tuesday morning I could no longer resist.

This month's yarn is beautiful. It's sock weight merino and bamboo, splashed with lots of wonderful spring colours all on a white background. It is so cheerful and I can't wait to cast something on, although I will put that off until after Easter (in part because the necessary needles are tied up in another project; I really must buy another set of 2 mm circulars). I'm thinking either socks or another Sockhead Hat, but probably socks.
The extras in the box are also lovely: a stitch marker with a tiny silver hare on it, and a set of novelty rabbit paper clips (I already have lots of novelty paper clips - birds and elephants - and they make me smile every time I use them). All in all an excellent month!


  1. Naughty girl! I would have cracked too!! How lovely is that yarn, I can't wait to see how it knits up

    1. I'm just surprised I lasted almost a week! I have no idea how it's going to knit up, although I imagine it's going to be just a little crazy!