I had made a promise to myself that I would wait until I actually made some money selling my other projects before I purchased any new yarns. Such statements are common - sometimes I believe I actually have the willpower to follow through with them. Most often, though, I abandoned the mountain of perfectly good yarn I have stowed away in various rubber bins in search of the "perfect" color or texture for whatever design of the moment I have in my head.
Ignoring the tiny bits of acrylic, silk, blends, bulky weights and sock yarns that have been longing to be knit into a project for years, I head over to my local yarn shop in search of some machine-washable cotton for some future baby knit.. mostly, for my own baby this time. I ended up finding some of the most gorgeous cotton ever: Mission Falls 1824.. and I found it for nearly fourty percent off the original price.
My joy is bittersweet. This yarn really gives that vintage, homespun feel to my knitting that I've been searching for. Unfortunately, for me, the yarn is discontinued, so the search goes on.