Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Knitting Content!

Well.. fibre content at least...

On my week home from my first swing of FIFO (Fly In Fly Out) work I learnt the following equation:

Seemingly large amounts of disposable income (x)
plus
false sense of deprivation (y)
which has an exponential relationship to
time spent in isolated area (t)
multiplied by
proximity to craft store (p)
and
accompaniment by knit sib (a)
equals...

well...

this.
knits spree
Don't get excited - I didn't knit the string bag, but hopefully within the next 2 YEARS I might manage to knit up what is IN the bag!

Well, no, I didn't really adopt all that much yarn, but it certainly felt like it. Probably the time I've bought the most yarn in one sitting.. standing.. rolling around on the floor throwing yarn at Jo... you know how it is visiting the craft/yarn store after a long absence - all sense of reason and propriety goes RIGHT out the window!

So now I shall show you my new preeeetties!
Basically I went mental with just the one yarn, Vintage Hues by Cleckheaton. I'd seen it before and admired the colours, mused on felting something up in it, but not made the plunge. But then as fate would have it, Vintage Hues was severely reduced on sale on the day Jo and I visited... so we both took some home with us *grin*

I adopted two balls of this fabulous sapphire and burnt orange number - to knit myself a little pair of mitts to ward off the Pilbara frost (ha! I know - I couldn't believe it either, FREEZING up here!)
vintage hues1

Five balls of the purple, green, yellow fantastica that WOULD not let me leave the store without it! - which I plan to felt into fuzzy feet for myself
purple vintage hues 3

And 5 skeins of this entrancingly bright yet intriguing orange-blue-green-bizarreness which I am now completely infatuated with! These will also become fuzzy feet somewhere in their near future - for Skoot's tootsies :)
orange vintage hues1

I also picked up a couple of extra skeins in the purple colours for my now-knitting Mama to send down in a care package for her :) I know she'll dig those colours as much as I do!

So not that much of a spree really, in all truth, but I'd certainly like to get some of it knit up before next R&R - which I'm already getting on to, and will post about soon. The falsity of the sense of deprivation I mentioned earlier is heightened by the fact that my shweeetie has informed me of a crunchy parcel that has arrived and is waiting for me at home... a parcel from Ravelry, no less! Yes, indeed, one can spree perfectly well indeed when away from home too!! Ah well.. ;)

4 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Would love to get my needles into some of those yarns

Ann said...

Great choice - some of the ladies in the Willagee group had also been buying Vintage Hues & knitting bags for felting. It's a great yarn & I love it too.

pinky-yin said...

lol... i have been staying away from all forms of temptation just in case... i really need to pick up my knitting again :) they have been collecting dust since the beginning of the year.... see you around ^_^

Inoriz said...

Lol, instead of throwing pillows in a girly sleepover, we'd be having yarn ball fights in our sexy PJs...

Don't worry, you'll be able to knit them up in no time.