Nope, not buying, but purging. The floor of my walk-in closet has turned into a dumping ground of bags, totes, shoes, scrapbooks and other various items. I can't find anything. My chaos is usually a controlled chaos, but when I can't find a particular yarn I want to knit with, well THAT's when it's time to clean things out.
Since I had the yarn out, I decided I might as well post it on Ravelry. I've discovered a lot abt my stash.....I can't say no to a great sale. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but now I'm stuck with some yarn that I will never use. Since I've been knitting for awhile, I've discovered yarns I don't like working with (single ply yarns) and I've also discovered there are yarns that I have a reaction to. In fact while I was going thru this particular bucket, my throat and eyes were getting itchy. Yep, it was alpaca. I love the softness of it, even have a pair of socks made from it, but I can't seem to knit with it. I react the same way to angora. Some yarns will be sold on eBay, but I'll keep a few back for any give aways I may decide to have on this blog. It's not much, but enough to thin the stash out a bit. And of course NONE of it is sock yarn!!!
Meanwhile yesterday I started another project, this time a hat.
I got this back in August from Simply Socks Yarn Company. They are hosting the Dream In Color Dream Club, a monthly yarn club that allows you to purchase what you want instead of committing to purchase 3 months of yarn you may or may not like. It came with a free hat pattern and I finally cast on last night. I am loving it, but I need to get different needles. I'm using size 3 dpns and as you can tell from the picture, it's a challenge to keep all 132 stitches on the needles. I need to get a 16" size 3 cable needle. The question is whether or not I go cheap and order on line (and wait) or go pricey and buy them from an LYS (and have it now, but spend more than I want or need to). Decisions, decisions. I'll let you know what I end up doing....