If that name doesn’t make you feel warm and fuzzy or instantly send you to your happy place… you’ve probably never had the chance to work with it.
And to that, I say, “Get on that!”
You won’t regret it.
I remember my first mill ends sale. I picked up a couple of hanks of sock yarn and some Lion and Lamb. I didn’t work with it until a few months later.
I cast on and that’s when I understood what all the fuss was about.
My stash has more Lorna’s Laces than anything else.
And after yesterday, there’s even more.
I purchased 2 sweater quantities worth of yarn. 8 skeins of Honor in Chocolate, and 12 skeins of Shepherd Sport in Forest. Then I snagged a couple of skeins of Solemate in 4-ply. They had a bunch of that. From what I understand, they were experimenting to make sort of a worsted weight, but it didn’t quite turn out they way they wanted to. The colors are amazing, and I can’t wait to work with it!
Then I went to my mom’s. She’s got a bunch of buttons. Some she inherited from her mom, and some are from her husband’s mom.
Side note – I love looking through boxes of old buttons. These ladies would save buttons from shirts and things that could no longer be mended. For some reason, I think it’s really cool that those buttons had previous lives.
My mom also had a stash of vintage buttons on cards. Those came from a house she helped clean out when the owner, an elderly woman, became ill and had to be moved into a nursing home. The house was really, really full of stuff, and everything was being thrown away. Mom ended up with some fabric and these buttons.
So I grabbed some yarn that was waiting to be converted into sweaters and started looking at buttons.
This is going to be Cria. I needed 10 buttons for the cuffs, and I may use the pretty buttons for the cuff. Or I may use the plainer ones in the middle (I have more, but they didn’t make it into this shot). I’m not sure yet.
I bought this yarn last spring, with the intention of making Lakia, and still haven’t turned it into a sweater. I’m hoping with these buttons, I’ll get moving on that.
If you haven’t already noticed, I am aware that there are 22 buttons, but not all of them match. I’m thinking that I’ll mix them up. Or I may change my mind and just go to the store and buy 22 of the same buttons to make it look more uniform.
Have I mentioned that I bought 2 sweater’s worth of yarn while I was in Iceland? Because I did. I promise I’m working on one now.
Oh, and then I have that yarn that I got in a swap from Jocelyn. I’m going to make that into a sweater, I promise!
And then I have a ton of yarn in Tardis Blue that I got the last time I was in Scotland. That’s going to be a sweater.
And then I have 1350 yards of Lorna’s Swirl DK that’s not quite enough for a sweater, but if I do something lacy and short sleeved, it’ll be a nice light cardigan.
So, you see, I have 8 cardigans/sweaters worth of yarn. I’m kind of shocked typing that out right now. Holy crap.
I’ll think I’ll write up more on those yarn quantities in future entries. Stay tuned!