... or that is what 10,000,000 Divas across the land will tell you.
Balancing my budget is going to take some real art.
Beginning to Knit class is going to cost way more than the class fee!
That's 100% Baby Alpaca yarn.
How can I describe the softness for those unfamiliar with alpaca fiber?
"Dreamy" just doesn't cut it. "Downy" gets close, but not all the way.
Baby alpaca is extremely soft ... incredibly soft ...
and for reasons I don't fully understand, but tried to comprehend
and posted about it here but it involves understand physics and high-level math.
I don't understand the physics or the math, I only know I love the feel.
I purchased the yarn, new set of size 11 needles
and that little red box thingee which I call my "clicker"
which helps me to count rows - a necessity in a lot of patterns.
In addition to my class project, I started to work on:
The cover project - the "infinity cowl" - looked like a beginner project
and my teacher agreed.
The pattern is in the current, Holiday 2012, copy of Knit Simple magazine.
Can you see this worked up with the baby alpaca yarn?
I think my teacher realized last night that I was a good mark!
After gravitating towards the baby alpaca yarns,
she started showing me other absolutely luscious pickings
throughout the store.
I told her my goal is to get good enough to knit lace,
and she proceeded to show me some drop-dead beautiful lace/art yarns.
I must find a good dose of self-discipline before going to the next class.
Although, last night I got my first $25 off next purchase coupon
at the bottom of my receipt.
This reminds me of the time I worked in a quilt store.
I told my family and friends I was earning 1 yard/hr.
I was not joking!
I've learned not to make that same mistake.
The next thread-type store I worked in was a Bernina store.
Needless to say, I did not earn a machine/hr.
I actually brought real dollars home to the bank account.
But I did leave some behind, bringing fancy feet and gadgets home instead.
I will NEVER work in a yarn shop!
(quit rolling your eyes, Mom!!)
(oh --- and don't tell George about this post!)