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December 12, 2006

Farm Yarn

One positive aspect of aging is the self awareness that comes with the passing of the years.  Me?  Well, I've learned that I -- nona -- am particularly susceptible to an Intention vs Reality disconnect when it comes to yarn.  Last Saturday when nona-sister-in-law and I set off for an afternoon of yarn shopping in the great outdoors, I intended to buy 2 skeins -- one from each farm.  The reality?  12 skeins.  Which leaves Reality at a 500% increase over Intention.  Shall we see what Reality brought home? 

  1. From Dancing Leaf Farm -- our first stop -- I bought 3 skeins of Salsa, a wool & mohair blend.  I plan to knit another version of the EZ baby sweater using the multi raspberry & purple & green for the yoke and the tone-on-tone raspberry for the body.  As for the neutral with a hint of green, who knows -- it was just beautiful.
  2. 1 skein of purple Luster Spun Wool and 2 skeins of Morning Mist, a Wool & Mohair blend, for a crocheted scarf with lots of spiral fringe -- currently in the works.  (Kiparoo Farm)

  3. 1 skein of Starry Night already knit into the Mighty Manly Hat. The label for this yarn reads, "Beautiful sheep with shiny fleece dreaming under the stars at night".  Who could resist? (Kiparoo Farm)

  4. 3 skeins of Ole! -- a Mohair and Rayon blend -- earmarked for a super long, diagonal scarf with long, loopy fringe.  (Kiparoo Farm)

  5. 2 skeins of Lacy Loops -- a Mohair yarn -- screaming mobius neck warmer, which I plan to knit the cheating way.  Inquisitive reader, you'll have to wait and see.  (Kiparoo Farm)

Which leads me to another lesson learned over the years -- It's not necessarily bad if reality doesn't match our expectations.  Perhaps we need to keep our expectations to a minimum and just deal with reality, as it happens.

December 12, 2006 in Stash | Permalink


We all have good intentions that get thrown out when we see a pile of yarn in front of us.

Good choices.

Posted by: Nik | Dec 12, 2006 4:12:05 PM

Your haul looks wonderful and I appreciate your age perspective. Makes sense to me!

Posted by: Esther | Dec 12, 2006 4:33:59 PM


Posted by: yuvee | Dec 12, 2006 4:36:06 PM

very yummy yarn and wise words there, applicable to many a situation.

also, i think the fact that you have projects in mind for almost all of this yarn makes the purchases much more justifiable. i mean, it's not just naked stash expansion.

Posted by: laura | Dec 12, 2006 5:13:01 PM

just think- its not fattening! it could have been one bar of chocolate...

Posted by: hPNY knits | Dec 12, 2006 6:04:25 PM

Wow! What a lot of beautiful yarn. How could anyone resist such temptation? You obviously HAD to buy it.

Posted by: Julie | Dec 12, 2006 7:07:15 PM

For a knitter, I'm not much of a yarnaholic--HOWEVER, your haul has me drooling! I can see why you had a 500% disconnect with reality. I would have too!

Posted by: Mintyfresh | Dec 12, 2006 8:09:01 PM

Hey, at least Reality has really good taste!

Posted by: Mary-Heather | Dec 12, 2006 8:15:25 PM

oh, and o forgot to say- its just as delicious!

Posted by: hPNY knits | Dec 12, 2006 8:47:39 PM

oh I love those colors . Can't wait to see the knits. Maybe they're not yarn purchases but souvenirs of the farm visits?

Posted by: gale (she shoots sheep shots) | Dec 13, 2006 6:31:50 AM

that's a nice crop of yarn you have there! sometimes it's just too hard to say no :)

Posted by: gleek | Dec 13, 2006 7:50:01 AM

Mmm. Nice pic.

Posted by: Arleta | Dec 13, 2006 9:34:50 AM

I will join the other posts in - ooh those colors - yes your palette there is absolutely amazing. At first, since you are local to me, I was so excited in thinking, farms with yarn?!?! (Think 'Farms in Berkeley?) Then, aw shucks, it's an East Coast thing. Well it is a good thing I have family back there too.

Posted by: Sonya | Dec 14, 2006 1:45:21 PM

This is from the yarn source. Hope you come back for more. I have more tempting colors and yarns available!

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