Friday, April 11, 2008

The Urge to Splurge!

I called in to my local yarn store on Wednesday, I had the urge to buy yarn - do you know that feeling? Usually I like to have a project in mind when I buy yarn, but because I have so many wip's on the needles right now I just couldn't think of anything I needed. Instead I came home with a Rowan Pattern Book #18.

I browsed through the book while I was in the store and knew that I loved a lot of the patterns in it, so it would certainly be worth buying. When I got home I sat and really studied each pattern and thought about what I would like to knit first! I fell in love with this. . . . .

It's called 'Woodland' and is a simple ribbed cardigan with cable down each side. It's knit in RYC Luxury Cotton DK. I couldn't resist going back to the LYS the next day to see if I could pick up the yarn for it. I know I have Soeil on the needles (nearly finished) and Jaden waiting patiently for me, and not to mention all the other wip's sitting there not saying a word. . . . but I just HAD to go.

There wasn't enough RYC Cotton so I chose Debbie Bliss Cathay. It's very similar and actually has a little more silk in it and it feels GORGEOUS! I've wanted to knit something with this yarn for the longest time!

Of course I just had to cast on when I got home and decided to do the left front first, instead of the back cos I wanted to do the cables!

I just can't stop looking at this yarn, and feeling it's silky soft 'squishiness' between my fingers is just well. . . pure 'bliss' :-)

The color is #12005? I often wonder why they don't put a color 'name' on the ball band, but they do give it a color name in the pattern books. I checked the Debbie Bliss website but I don't see color names on there either. It's kind of like a wicker/bamboo/olivey-green color! A very earthy tone I would say, which is something I really like.


I also bought some Debbie Bliss Aran Tweed while I was at the LYS. I saw a pattern in the Junior Knits book that I bought recently that I might like to do for Kristen for the fall/winter. The yarn was on sale 50% off, so I just HAD to get that too ;-)

OK, so that is IT with the yarn buying and the casting-on for now. I am promising myself that I will not cast on anything until I have something OFF the needles and finished completely. AND if I do cast on something, it will be with yarn I already have. Honest- I really mean it!

12 comments:

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

That looks like a wonderful pattern booklet - I'm going to take a peak myself. I love the sweater and yarn you chose - yeah for new yummy yarn and projects!

sheepish one said...

ooh, denise! woodland looks like it will be beautiful!!

kim said...

Oooh, that's some beautiful yarn there. You did nice splurging!

Windy Knitty said...

Pretty sweater--you made a great choice! I'm the same way with yarn/patterns... sometimes you just have to have something new:)

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

You will love that Aran Tweed especially, although everything looks appealing!!

Knitterella said...

That woodland sweater is going to be great. Love the yarn and the color!

ginny said...

That Debbie Bliss yarn looks yummy!

Good luck with the "not buying any new yarn" thing. I find that the stricter I try to be with myself the harder it is!

kv said...

Yes, i know that feeling--i'm feeling it right now!!! can't seem to get to a yarn store, tho'. At least it keeps the finished objects coming.....

the yarn is beautiful--i can almost feel it thru the picture.

Philigry said...

all that yarn looks great! i love the DB tweed!

Ren said...

that's such a pretty cardi in the pattern! have fun knitting it up! : )

Robin said...

Love the yarn, and it looks like the shade is "Gold". I know it's not like a bright gold or anything, but I think I recognize it from when I was strongly considering buying it myself. I will have to check the Debbie Bliss Cathay book (which is actually filled with great patterns) to be sure.

a friend to knit with said...

love love love the cathay. my mom is just finishing a sweater made out of that, and it is lovely.
that book is a favorite of mine!