Sometimes I think that my posts are like buses; you’ll wait a while for one, then three come along one after the other. 😉
Here I am, on a business trip to Birmingham, so I thought I would pop into John Lewis to look at some yarn and things, just to mooch post work. It was either that or an Aperol Spritz as I passed a marketing board advertising Apertivo. Yarn won out though.
It’s on my way to the hotel I stay at. Well, I say on my way; I do have to go up an escalator, across a shoppping precinct and up a further three escalators to get there, but in yarn terms, that’s on my way!
So, I was perusing the yarn, thinking about future craft plans. All the while thinking, “You know, you do have enough yarn is stash… really you do. Why do you need more.” I am sure you have all thought the same too.
But then, as I was walking out, I spotted two display crates of chenille yarn from Sirdar. Hmm, ok. I do need to plan for another blanket. And this was all 50% off. Well, needless to say I started tallying up the yardage, thinking about colours.
Then I was like “Meh! I’ll just buy the lot.” So, here I am with 15 balls of chenille yarn for £33. I mean, when do you see deals like that.
Now, as I sit here I am thinking that I really need better will power. I am weak when it comes to yarn and a bargain. I am also hoping they will all fit in my suitcase so I can smuggle them back into the house!
I do have some dark blue and white chenille in stash, so I think I can get a decent size blanket out of stash and the light blue. The purple could be incorporated or made into a nice cushion. The Plush Tweed might make a lapghan. It’s only 576 yards, so it’s tight. Alternatively, I could make a few cushions, depending on the pillow size.
Although, I can’t help thinking the colour is rather teddy bear like. That would be outside of my comfort zone. But it’s tempting.
I guess I will be surfing the patterns database on Ravelry tonight. And cramming yarn balls into a suitcase too. Lucky for me, these are all lovely squishy yarns. 🙂
Tips on resisting yarn temptation gratefully received!! I am sure it should be classified as an addiction.
As to that Apertivo, it was probably the cheaper option, although no good for watching the weight!
Now, I wonder if the bar has Aperol and Prosecco.