The last thing I need is more yarn. But I just simply cannot resist Knitpicks’ Annual Big Sale the Monday after Thanksgiving. Last year I got a great deal on a set of Harmony Wood Interchangeable Circular Needles for my Mom for Christmas. This year, I did a bit of shopping for myself – they didn’t have any spectacular sales on needles this year, just yarn.
But ohhhh, the yarn.
In the grand scheme of things, I didn’t buy much. I know plenty of knitters would scoff at my measly purchase of 6 skeins. But let’s face it. It’s not often that I have the capital to splurge on myself anymore, and to come out of a purchase with six skeins? When I only have an extra $20 to spare? I kind of couldn’t let that pass me by.
And so, for a mere $20 I came out of the deal with three skeins of Palette in Indigo Heather, and three skeins of Stroll Hand Painted Sock Yarn in two colors which they were discontinuing – one skein of Legwarmer and two skeins of Pony Ride.
Overall, I’m impressed with the yarn quality. The Legwarmer skein is a little more bubblegummy than I thought it would be, but I still like it. I haven’t done much yarn shopping on Knitpicks in the past, for fear that their cheap prices meant the yarn wasn’t that great. My purchases have pretty much been limited to needles and tools. But now having these skeins has made me rethink that choice (although I don’t ever think I’ll prefer online yarn shopping to my LYS).
Did you get anything from Knitpicks’ Big Sale?