I get an email from Berroco advertising a new pattern book. Most of the time nothing really speaks to me and I delete it.
Not this time.
This one spoke to me.
I've been wanting to do this type of pattern for a long time. Like years. I measured a similar jacket/poncho a couple of years back when I was at Kohl's. I couldnt decide what pattern I wanted to use or what colors or which yarn, so that scrap of paper just kept being pushed further and further into piles of projects to do.
Now I had a pattern and colors.
I bought the pattern and headed on line to figure out what yarn I wanted to use. THAT was difficult. Do you know how much yarn is out there?!!?! Plus it seemed if I liked it, I couldn't afford it and if I could afford it, I didnt like it.
Until I came across LionBrand's Heartland. Picked out colors and I was ready to go. However I wanted to see it and feel it in person. I'm still dropping a bit of coin on this yarn and since I will be wearing it, it has to be soft. So off to Hobby Lobby I go!. It's down the street from me and I knew they carried it.
I couldnt decide between these two combinations
but I finally decided on the blue combo one. I wanted something similar to the colors chosen in the pattern. However they didnt have enough of the dark brown so I decided to wait and check out JoAnn's so see their stock. I was REALLY impressed that I was walking out without buying anything. I was staying focused on the project at hand.
Then I turned around and saw this......
I think I audibly said, "Uh oh."
That's a LOT of yarn on sale 40% off. I looked. I pulled out. I planned.
And then I put it all back! Nothing really spoke to me. I could have bought some yarn for kitty blankets or charity hats, but I already have so much yarn for that I didnt feel the need to get it. So I walked away.
Plus it helped that there was no sock yarn in the bins.
JoAnn's has enough of what I need so I will go back on Monday to take advantage of the sufficient amount, the 25% off sale AND my coupons. Pictures to be posted as I go.