I was at a yarn store earlier today. (This is not the shocking part.)
I’ve taken essentially a year away to help others deal with concerns… but my knitting and design is an important part of who I am, so I’m picking the design part up again. I missed it. I really enjoy the puzzle aspect of turning an idea into a chart and written instructions that others can make their own versions of things.
I never really stop(ped) knitting.
I have been working on using yarn from my stash, and just in general being mindful of consumption. The stop by the yarn store was thought-out and justified – I wanted to see if there was anything really inspiring, and I was also on the hunt for some super bulky yarn for a project. I have very little yarn that is heavier than a worsted. (This is still not the shocking part.) As well, this is a LYS that’s actually a fair ways away from me, so I don’t stop by it very often, and I took advantage of today’s errand to pop in. Anyways.
This right here is where it gets shocking. I liked two yarns – one a heathered, tonal green/brown/grey, and one that is Noro.
I RESISTED THE NORO, PEOPLE!
I liked the soft heathered neutral better. I didn’t go for the pink and purple and yellow and orange and fuchsia and violet Noro madness.
Stunning on two counts. One, I picked a neutral, and two, I RESISTED NORO.
If you have never sworn to quit Noro then I don’t think you can fully appreciate this moment. Of course, I still have (cough) some Noro in my stash… but I didn’t buy more today! No! Not today! And I genuinely liked the neutral better – and if you don’t know my deep and abiding love for colour, and wild colour combos, and varigated yarn, then you may be a little mystified as to why the neutral win is shocking.
Okay, I’m going to quit crowing and get back to work. I’m hoping to post more often – I know I say that, but I really mean it, too. My laptop had a tragic life event, and that derailed everything for a while…