09 June 2012

My hobbies are expensive!

I was listening to an old Bookrageous podcast the other week and Rebecca made a comment that reading is her hobby - she spends money on her hobby.

Well...my hobbies are expensive.  And, let me tell you, yarn is hard to pass up (books, too, but that's another story)! Between this weekend and the last I'm pretty sure I've gone past SABLE (stash acquisition beyond life expectancy) at the rate I've been knitting.

Last week's trip to The Knitting Shoppe yielded two skeins of Mountain Colors Crazyfoot:



Today I stopped by Home Ec Workshop for a bit of fabric and to eyeball their yarn selection.  Eyeballing turned to buying of course.

I'm intending to make more drawstring bags for storing bits and bobs. when I'm using my totebags so I picked up two cotton prints:

I also picked up a sweet little print to use in a gift for my new little nephew (his room has an elephant theme):

This is from a Japanese company whose name I didn't quite catch but all their prints were terribly whimsical and sweet.

And then I got captured by the yarn.  I couldn't pass up this beautiful colorway from madelinetosh:

This is Tosh Sock in Robin's Egg.  Perfectly evocative of an actual robin's nest.

I also was captured by a beautiful lace-weight from Juniper Moon Farm.

Findley in the Bloom colorway.  I am in love.  I had just finished reading through the new Interweave Knits' publication Jane Austen Knits Summer 2012 issue and found a beautiful shawl pattern: Anne Eliot's Fichu.  They used A Verb for Keeping Warm's Requilary II but I think it'll look gorgeous in Findley.

It's mine.  Mine, mine, mine.

Sorry.  Yarn fumes.  I gotta put my credit cards in a vault or something before I get anywhere near a yarn store in the future.  Ack!  But it's fun!


  1. I understand expensive hobbies. I'm right there with you. On Friday I went to an Open Barn and bought twice as much fiber as I meant to buy. But, oh. The spinning!

  2. this is why i never learned to knit. I'm a quilter and that's expensive enough, LOL. The last thing I need is a yarn stash to sit alongside my fabric stash!

    1. At least my fabric stash isn't very big (although it never seems to get smaller...need to work on that). I've never caught on to quilting - I know how, but it just never catches my attention in that way.

  3. Gah! I'm jealous! I've wanted to try Juniper Moon yarn for ages, since I've followed her blog for years now. I've never knit with Mountain Colors yet, either.