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« on: August 30, 2007 08:45:02 AM »

I know only you other crazies (you know I got nothin but love for ya) would understand. I am usually a very random yarn buyer...I buy enough to make a yeti a sweater in anything that appeals and then match patterns to it later...inefficient and crazy, but that's me.

So for the first time I went online to get a specific yarn for a specific pattern. Like a good craftster, I went straight to Etsy lol.  I fell madly madly inlove with a gorgeous huge cake and snapped it up. It was exactly what I wanted colorwise, was enough for the project and was a reasonable price.

So feeling smug...I wandered away from the credit card and returned to crafting.  Later, I went to admire the pics and daydream, guess how long it would take to get here and gather my needles and bag to put the project in. As I looked I realized that I never looked at the weight of the yarn ....it was lace weight and I needed worsted. Bugger bugger bugger...did it again...

Oh well...back to the credit card....back to Etsy..start all over again lol. So I have the yarn for the already chosen project, and then this gorgeous...almost my dream yarn colorway on the way.

Double happiness. Will post pics lol
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2007 09:16:01 AM »

score!

are you keeping the lace weight, or did you return it?

what will you make with it?   Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2007 09:35:45 AM »

LOL actually haven't gotten it yet, but yeah I will definitely keep it...it is so so so beautiful. My plan right now is to use it for my first socks...I am still terrified to try socks...don't know why...but this yarn....as socks....omg....I would never wear long pants or shoes...ever....I
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2007 09:39:25 AM »

i hear you on the sock scariness - i'm about to start my first pair and i'm really frightened  Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2007 05:12:04 PM »

congrats on the extra yarn... i totally understand the yarn urges too...

and don't be scared of socks... even if they look wonky... noone will be able to tell when they are on your feet! Grin
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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2007 07:44:58 PM »

Hooray for double yarn!

Depending on the colors of the lace-weight, you could also make yourself a really beautiful shawl or scarf (I'm gearing up for Eunny Jang's Print O' the Wave stole myself).

With fall and winter coming up, you'd get tons of wear out of either and you could admire it every day.
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2007 07:46:44 AM »

Have fun knitting something extra with the beautiful yarn  Wink  As for loving the colorway, many etsy sellers will custom dye a yarn in the colors you want and the weight you want.
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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2007 07:58:04 AM »

Have fun knitting something extra with the beautiful yarn  Wink  As for loving the colorway, many etsy sellers will custom dye a yarn in the colors you want and the weight you want.

That's a marvelous idea...I'll remember that for next time!
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