This week is kind of strange; I’m on the verge of a doctor’s appointment and procedure (Friday); my first half marathon (Sunday) and voting early (sometime in the next week). I’m also, hopefully, on the verge of finishing my Aidez; I finished the front and back, now I’m working on the sleeves. I have several other knitting projects I hope to get to as soon as that’s done, including an almost-finished Driftwood and a sweater (or two) for myself and at least one for a friend. I don’t do a lot of “Holiday knitting”, so we’ll see what I decide to do for that.
To finish some of these projects, though, I needed more yarn. I have a slight obsession with Naturally Caron yarns, especially Country. I like that they’re easy to wash and take care of, they aren’t as scratchy as some 100% wools, and warmer than acrylic. I also like a lot of the colours they come in. I bought a bunch of skeins in Charcoal, Claret, and Peacock when the Joann’s in town moved locations and had a big sale. When they moved, though, I discovered they also stopped carrying Country, and I couldn’t find it anywhere else in town either.
Thank heaven for Ravelry. I was able to find someone who had a bunch of Claret that I got for my Driftwood, and the seller also had Chocolate Truffle, so I bought that from her too. Then I ran out of Charcoal for the same sweater; I set it aside and started using the chocolate for my Aidez. Now that I was worried about running out of that, I looked again and found a seller with a skein of Charcoal, a skein of Chocolate Truffle, and more besides.
She threw in several partial skeins other shades she had too, so who knows what I’ll be using it for next…