I have decided that a yarn diet is just not going to work for me. I mean who was I trying to fool? Diets of any kind have never worked for me. And a self imposed yarn diet is no exception. Honestly, as far as diets go, a yarn diet is probably the least important I could even attempt.
I figure as long as I keep everything reasonable and I'm still able to meet all my obligations, and nothing is suffering because I'm buying yarn, there should be no problem. Besides, nothing is that bad for you with a little moderation, right?
I was out running some errands last weekend and one of my stops was next to an AC Moore. So I decided to stop in and see if anything good was lurking around on the shelves.
I found this cotton you are looking at in the clearance bins. It is King Tut cotton. I had never heard of it before, but it feels pretty good and the price was right. The skeins are 182 yards/100 grams. It has a really nice sheen. I assume it is mercerized though the label doesn't say, but it does indicate it can go through a washing machine. Which I always think is a plus.
The night before this diet busting trip, I was browsing through my Mason Dixon Knitting book and was admiring the Nina Shawl. I was thinking that a Nina Shawl made in cotton would be great for the office in the summer. Our office is like an ice box all summer. I think whoever is in charge of the thermostat at the office needs to have a thyroid check done. I have to keep at least one wrap or sweater available at all times. So I figured I would add the shawl to my list of projects to do sometime.
So, how luck can a girl be? I just happen to stop by a shop and the clearance bin is holding a yarn that will be great for a project I'm wanting to get started. I just had to go ahead and get it.
The colors are nice and springy - so I think they will work well together in the stripes of the shawl. And since I don't think I'll need it until spring, I have plenty of time to worry about getting finished.