Monday Yarn Report – A Learning Experience (Sigh).


Normally I divide my knitting into two categories – thinking and mindless.  Thinking projects are often times done at small intervals during my workday, with a row done after I complete work on a particular client or after drafting a point in a brief.  However, when I have alot of work to get done during a day, the knitting obviously gets put to the side.  Well, both of my projects this week were thinking projects – but work came first – so there is not alot of progress to post about this week.

However – there is new yarn to show you – indeed more than intended (hence where the Sigh in the title derived).  So here is what I learned.

When ordering great yarn from Jimmy Beans Wools that is on sale on the Wool Watcher page, do not back out and then go forward and complete the order – the site will add the amounts that you inputed each time and you will discover after it is too late that you ordered much more than you planned.

That is how I ended up with six skeins of Madelinetosh tosh merino dk in Byzantine rather than two.

I love Madelinetosh yarn but it is expensive so I only buy it on sale.  And it goes fast when it comes up on the Wool Watcher site so if you want it, you have to move quick or it will be gone.  So when I saw this yarn come up I decided that it was a color I could use for a shrug and placed an order for 4 skeins – but then I saw a notice on the top of the page telling me that there was not enough yarn to fill my order, so I assumed that someone had beat me to it and I backed out and changed the quantity to 2 skeins and went forward with the purchase – thinking that there must have been two left because there was no notice when I continued the order this time.

Now part of the problem I guess is that I am registered with Jimmy Beans so I don’t really check the checkout information because it should be the same everytime.  I just keep hitting those continue buttons.  Won’t do that again, because when I received my order confirmation e-mail I saw that the site had combined the orders for 4 and 2 skeins and submitted my final order for 6 skeins.  Sigh.  Even on sale I had not intended to get that much.  Sigh.

But at least that one I knew was coming.  When I received my total order and opened the box, lo and behold I pulled out 4 skeins of Lorna’s Laces Green Line Merino DK in the Rockwell colorway.

I thought I had ordered two.  Then I remembered that I had backed out of that order too while considering whether to stay with that color or to order a different color combination, decided to stay with the Rockwell colorway, went back and completed the order.  They added the two plus two and I got four.  Sigh.  Sorry Chip.

The yarns they got right were two skeins of Madelinetosh tosh dk in Palamino

and a skein of Manos del Uruguay in Lava (to hang with the other two great skeins of Manos del Uruguay we got on sale at the Warm Ewe).  Again, you are not getting the depth of color of these yarns in my pictures.  I have to talk to Chris’s dad to get some tips on lighting.

Also, as previously reported, Jesse and I went to the Warm Ewe last week and picked up some new yarn for Jesse to start his next project – a pair of fingerless mitts.  He went bright and awesome with Noro Kureyon in the 102 colorway.

Mom, are you jealous?

I also had to pick up something, so I came home with a skein of Madelinetosh tosh merino light in Copper Penny – just in case I did not find a great October yarn for Danielle at the Rhinebeck show.  I remember she said something about liking this color.

So that is it for this Monday.  I still have alot of work to do this week, but now that Camp Chip has ended, I will not have so much cooking to do at the end of my day so hopefully there will be some progress to show on my two thinking projects.  I have one full pattern repeat done on the front of Chip’s sweater so far – I want at least two more done by the end of this week.  Also, the peace sign on the Imagine Sweater is coming along, with 20 rows finished, but each row takes a long time as it encircles the sweater, and I am not thrilled with the bulk from the stranding necessary to do the peace sign in a contrasting color, but I will talk about that more when it is finished.  Lets hope I don’t regret this and end up frogging the whole thing.  Sigh.

It is all a learning experience.

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About Shelly R.

I am a Mother, a daughter, a sister, a wife, an attorney, a crafter and the granddaughter of an amazing woman - my Polish Grandmother. My Grandmother gave me so much, through her love and her patience, her sayings and her time teaching me how to craft and to give to others, that it seemed fitting to share some of that wisdom, to tell some of her story, and to chat about life and crafts in a way that would be a testament to what she gave me.
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2 Responses to Monday Yarn Report – A Learning Experience (Sigh).

  1. danielle says:

    Oooohhhh…look at all that wonderfulness. And yes, the Copper Penny looks nice…but I have a feeling all Madelinetosh looks nice 😉

  2. Shelly R. says:

    And all Lorna’s Laces and all Sanguine Gryphon and all Araucania and all . . . this is how I get into trouble.

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