Hello my name is Alison and I am addicted to buying yarn :-) Okay so that's not actually always true, I go through phases of being addicted to buying fabric instead, but yarn is my main downfall. However while I was on maternity leave my yarn budget was pretty much zero and I actually found it easier than I thought to stick to my yarn diet. I had a couple of wobbles early on when I 'needed' to increase the proportion of 'girly' yarn in stash after Miss M was born, and have fallen for a couple of cheap destash purchases but recently I have well and truly fallen off the wagon.Here are the goodies that have arrived in my mail box over the last 6-8 weeks, which in my defense is basically since I started work again (I had to celebrate somehow).
First is my one and only Co-op purchase for the year, so I've been good in that respect. This is from Lollytree yarn and the colourway is BFF with mid pink trim.
Teacher's Pet for Miss M next autumn/winter.
Vintage Purls when she destashed the last of her non-superwash yarn. Considering how often I used to purchase from Morag's weekly updates, believe me this is me being good :-)
Bug Out sock pattern which is pretty cool.
I already had one skein of this from the OMA yarn club I did a couple of years ago and now with two extra skeins I am dreaming of making myself a carry of some sort and wrapping myself in it's softness. Maybe one of these patterns? What do you think?
|Making Waves Cardigan|
Some Three Irish Girls Springvale Super Merino, worsted weight in colourway Megan, purchased from destash.
And finally I fell for a destash from a friend and now have a whole stack of Bella Baby Layette which is a lovely soft merino/bamboo yarn which will be great for summer knits for Miss M.
See I told you I've fallen off the wagon, just as well there aren't any health risks I know of from having too much yarn. My disclaimer to this post is that I am still on track to finish the year with less yarn than I started :-)