I've Been Bad. Very Bad.
Cityknits had a 30% off sale. I got to Detroit early on Monday before practice so that I could spend money I should be putting toward other stuff. Needless to say I won't have to buy yarn for a long, long time.
I got:2 hanks of the Peruvian Tweed I've had my eye on and almost bought in other yarn stores. Might have to pick up a 3rd to make a full sweater, but the stuff is easy enough to find. Not sure exactly what I want to do with it yet, perhaps I'll use it for the remake of an old sweater that I love (but am wearing out)...
Some Butterfly Cotton, 4 hanks in an asparagus green and 3 in a light blue color. There was a wrap sweater in the Spring/Summer 2006 Vogue that I had my eye on (other than the one I ended up making a few months ago), but never got around to due to my lack of yarn fundage. It's still pretty high on my to-knit list, I was planning on starting it in February so it would be ready for the spring weather, so while the yarn was on sale, I bought it. Sorry, can't find a pic of the actual sweater in the magazine, but if you have it, it's the wrap sweater in the Roman Holiday spread that's basically done in these two colors.
13 lucky balls of Karabella Aurora in Moss, which I will be using for this pattern (also purchased at Cityknits):It's by Karabella, it's simply called the cabled cardigan. If you've been to Cityknits, they have the sweater in the exact color I bought hanging in the store. Sexy! (I just realized that the Karabella and the cotton for that other sweater are basically the same color! Doh! Oh well.)
As if I didn't just spend enough money (almost $200) on all that yarn at Cityknits, the week before Beth and I went out to Knit-A-Round in Ann Arbor (one of my favorite yarn stores ever). There I bought yarn for Eunny Jang's Deep V Argyle Vest, which is my first color work and a very easy, fun pattern! I'm doing it in Cascade 22o in a khaki and rose color combo. I'm about 3/4 of the way through the first chart!
And at Cityknits, I also picked up the last remaining hank of this pretty green heather Cascade 220, which I haven't been able to find more of anywhere else. (Not that I've honestly looked all that hard...as you may have already guessed, I don't have much yarn funding at the moment). I'm planning on eventually getting more and using it to make this gorgeous fitted cabled sweater in the latest Vogue Knitting.
Oh, and as for Eleanor...she was cast off on Tuesday 10/17. She's blocked, the single crochet row at each short end has been added, and now she's just waiting for me to quit forgetting to stop by Michael's and pick up one more ball of yarn because I don't have enough for the fringe :) Should get around to finishing this weekend.
Yay for having lots of yarn! No wonder I'm having to go into work tomorrow (a Saturday!) and pick up overtime!