When we were back from vacation, and went grocery shopping at Real, these two went with me:
No-name sock yarn that was inexpensive and can be used for mens‘ socks (one of the topics for SKA October). So 200 more grams.
And now the last and best of all, we visited Wollmeise in her shop (an hour’s drive from us, so very doable) last Saturday. I had a nice talk and knittogether with Wollmeise and Dani. This is what I brought home:
The blues aren’t that blue, but more like dark tourquoise. On the left you see 300 g of Wollmeise Lace, the others are sock yarns – mostly twin and one merino 100 %. The white is to use up Wollmeise leftovers in stranded work. Please note the yellow and orange yarn. All of this is 1050 grams of wollmeisy goodness.
All of these together busted my yarn statistics for the year. But I’m happy to say that I have still 4 months to knit, so that I’ll knit up more this year than I added to the stash, which is my year’s goal. On Saturday I had bought almost 700 g more than I knit up this year. Meanwhile there is only a minus of 411 g left, because I finished two BSJs and a pair of socks since then.
So this was a major yarn haul of 3420 g of yarny goodness. It was so much fun choosing all this yarn. I’m looking forward to all the wonderful projects that I will make from all this yarn. You might notice that most of the haul was sock yarn, but then that’s what I knit most of the time. This should be enough for this year, and I don’t plan to add any more till end of December. Should be doable. Or not. We’ll see.
I also found it interesting to buy from a wide variety of sources: a chain store (Rödel), a Grocery store (Real), a LYS (maschenkunst), a fabric shop (Stoffstudio), an online shop (Marianne) and an independant dyer (famous Wollmeise). I buy when I see something I like, but most of my business went to the online shop, the local yarn shop and to Wollmeise.