Neverending Balls of Yarn

When I started packing up to move into the new house, I realised that I had a lot of yarn.

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Yes sir, Yes sir, Three bags full (and only 1/3 of the total stash)

Generally, when I start a new knitting project, I tend to buy exactly the amount of yarn I need to complete the project and no more.  So, I don’t usually have much scrap wool.  But that being said, I’ve had more than a few abandoned projects.  Plus, I’ve also had a lot of wool donated to me by friends, usually with conversations that go something like this:

Friend:  Hey, I’ve got this load of wool that I saw going for cheap and I had to have it, but now I don’t have a use for it.  Do you want it?

A Becky Lee: Uhm, I have a lot of wool already…

Friend:  Oh don’t worry, you don’t have to pay for it.  I’ll give it to you~!

A Becky Lee:  *Ends up with bagfuls of wool* Oh… thanks~!

Since I don’t like to throw anything away, I’ve kept all this wool.  But, I haven’t really used any of it.  So now, I’ve got boxes of yarn.  The pictures in this post don’t even cover the entirety of my yarn collection.  Anyway, The Boobook has issued me an ultimatum – no new yarn until the old yarn is at least 75% used up.

To help me with this, I saved up my Christmas gift money and purchased a Box Of Joy from my favourite knitting shop, Morris and Sons!  Just look at it!

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Joooooyyyy~!

Since I specialise in seamless knitting, this little box of interchangeable needles is just perfect for me.  I’ve always been a big fan of Knit Pro’s knitting needles ever since I started knitting with their birchwood Symfonie needles.  I’ve been slowly making the move to change from cheap plastic needles to these gorgeous Karbonz needles, which (for me at least) are the best at balancing speed and grip.  Plus, they’re really lightweight, which makes me squee inside~!

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It’s got one of every possible needle from 3 mm all the way up to 8 mm AND it’s got four types of cables AND it’s got cable keys and a shawl pin!  I’m in knitting heaven~!

 

I’m absolutely adamant that I’m going to get this done.  I’m going to use up all my old wool.  Then, and only then, will I treat myself to fancy new wool from Etsy!

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