Falling off the yarn wagon

It was just a single skein … Where’s the harm in that? *she said defensively*

Ah, well, you see … it was 10 weeks into the “yarn fast”, which had been arranged by our knit-and-natter group at the beginning of the year, in the run-up to our away-day to Wonderwool Wales taking place at the end of April.

I fell off the wagon. Whoops.

A moment of weakness … and I walked away with this super-soft skein of alpaca, produced less than 2 miles from the stockist, my local yarn shop, in a village called Trimpley.

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A 100g skein of double-knit, the colour is a rich, tonal, chocolate brown.

In hindsight, perhaps I was really craving chocolate at the time? 😉

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I’m planning to make Gilda fingerless mittens by Belinda Harris-Reid.

Falling off the yarn wagon does have its advantages – after all, it saved me from the calories of the chocolate bar and the effects will be much more rewarding and long-lasting!

Have you ever attempted a yarn fast? How did it go? Did anything tempt you to break the fast? I’d love to hear about it!

🙂

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6 Responses to Falling off the yarn wagon

  1. Abby Kershaw says:

    Disgusted from Ross on Wye – how could you!!!

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    • yarnsmithery says:

      Quite easily, as it turned out 😉 It would have been rude not to support the local producer and take the wool while it was available … That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!! 😀

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  2. swissrose says:

    Funny you should say that – after being so reticent in Alcester, I fell off the wagon in Oxford… stunning little shop and an excuse to buy 2+1+1 balls/skeins of English wool – 2 (pink – excuse is a 4 yr old!) are bluefaced Leicester, one is Exmoor (green) and the last Exmoor/British Alpaca (natural cream)… so I left my slippers behind when packing lol 😉
    Funny incident: the lady in the shop greeted me as if she knew me and kept insisting she did, with my “special” jacket /hair etc. though I assured her I’d never been anywhere near there before!! Woolly vibes?!!

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  3. chrisknits says:

    I don’t fast, but I try to reduce my buying each year, now that I have a healthy stash! So far this year I have bought less than last year, with the current stretch now at 4 weeks of no new yarn! But I will be buying for baby arrivals in May, so it’s going to happen.

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    • yarnsmithery says:

      4 weeks without buying yarn is good going Chris and buying baby yarn will be a good reason to break your fast 🙂 My knitting group are going to a wool show at the end of April, so agreed not to buy anything until then, because we know there will be so much temptation at the show. I think 10 weeks is the longest I’ve ever managed to go with no new yarn so that’s quite an achievement, even though I fell off the wagon a little early! Thanks for commenting 🙂

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