Monday, February 21, 2005
They are taunting me... really, they are!!!

It has been 21 days since the start of my self imposed yarn buying restictions and even longer since my last yarn purchase. I came back to Sydney, only to find out that Lincraft is having big sales and that they are closing down. Oh no!

AND that's not all! Ozyarn is also closng down and have cut 50% off the prices of everything in-store.

Cheap yarn all around me and I can't buy a scrap of it!

On the bright side of things, I have some pictures of things I have knited.

Here are my opal socks.

I completed them whilst in Malaysia. I have not washed them yet. I can't wait for the weather to turn cold so that I can wear them!

Since coming returning to Sydney, I have been trying to complete the projects I have started - such as Laurel Hill. It really is slow going. I don't think I will be making another cabled jumper again in a while after I complete this one. I really want to finish it so that I can wear it, but it's so slow to knit that I don't really want to work on it.

Tempting is coming along slowly too. I have knitted about 11 inches of it. I have trouble working out whether I have made progress. So, to encourage myself, I pinned a stitch hlder onto the row below the needles whenever I pick it up so that I can see how many rows I have completed. It makes it feel so much more rewarding. I kow, it is silly, but I really need to see the progress, otherwise I have so much trouble motivating myself.

i am not sure I have enough maroon wool. Do you think the pink will work? I was hoping to add a pink trim along the top edge (at the neck/shoulder opening) and along the bottom edge of the sleeves. What do you think?
i too am feeling cursed by the no new wool vow .. except im finding patterns not wool, tempting .
i decided not to buy anything until after easter (and a few finished projects )
in one way im glad at the moment not to be near any wool shop as i don't think i'd be able resist .
by the way i love the maroon wool and to my eyes the pink would look good as a trim
First up, WELCOME HOME! Glad to have you back, I've missed you heaps!
Right, now that that's out of the way I have to say I admire your courage with the refusal to buy any more wool. I want to go buy a whole heap of stuff from Lincraft but I haven't done it yet. Not because I'm all virtous like you but because I'm broke! Oh well, I guess in the grand scheme of things being able to afford food while I'm on my holiday is probably more important that buying more wool, but still!
I probably will succumb to the Ozyarn sale though. That swirl yarn is just too darned pretty!
Anyhoo, hope you're well. Talk to you soon.
Love Anne-Maree
Oh, I forgot to say - the socks look awesome! I'm going to try your suggestion about knitting the rib flat for my socks.If and when I actually finish the darn things I'll show you.
Hi, I believe there are some ppl who knitted Tempting in stripes. The knitalong is in most of the pictures are there. Don't fret...:) Tempting finishes faster then u think. I was grumbling away bout how long it took and finished it before I knew it. Happy knitting.

On another note, I can't believe Lincraft and Ozyarn is closing. How could they! I so wanted to visit when I go over.
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