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Old 03-08-2006, 12:00 AM   #1
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Lets play...If you had $500 you *had* to spend on yarn
patterns, etc, anything knitting related, what would you get?

I love to see other people's wish lists, project ideas, etc.

Plus its fun to pretend shop! :D
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Old 03-08-2006, 12:40 AM   #2
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OMG - what a fabulous thread!!!

Well, 10% automatically goes to purchase Godiva chocolate, as it's a nice addition to yarn at any time of day!

Now, let's see .... I would buy my current favorite stuff, Debbie Bliss Cashmerino, mainly in Baby, DK and worsted weights. I know it has some microfiber (read: plastic!) stuff in it, but it knits up so beautifully that I haven't been able to resist.

I would spend about $150 easy in Jeff's eBay store on my beloved Addis.

I would buy $100 worth of Malabrigo yarn.

I would purchase some good ol' fashioned, practical wool from EZ's site, along with a book or two.

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PS. These fantasies are almost too much to bear!!
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Old 03-08-2006, 12:45 AM   #3
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i would blow it all on Lorna's Laces Lion & Lamb and Alchemy Synchronicity
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Old 03-08-2006, 06:31 AM   #4
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I would schrounge up another $500.00 and go on a knitting cruise or go to knitting camp .... oh and then I would probably need another $500.00 to spend while I was there ... um... I over spent, huh... but If I only buy yarn that is on sale from now till "the trip" then I will have saved enough to go ... right???
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I'd splurge & buy Koigu, Debbie Bliss, Rowan, etc. I'd definitely buy some cashmere. Maybe even some rosewood needles--I'm so scared to buy even 1 set because I'm afraid I'd love them so much that that's all I'd want to knit with from now on & let's face it...I already have a habit!! Also, I'd love just 1 (or 2) insanely expensive baskets, the kind I admire all the time but can't imagine spending $80 on.
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I would spend 300 on the spinning wheel I have been wanting.
I would use the rest to buy a lovely a merino, alpaca, silk blend roving and spin my dream yarn myself!
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Old 03-08-2006, 09:50 AM   #7
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First I would buy every needle in every size and variation that I don't currently own. That should take care of a good $150. Seems lately every project I pick up to do has the one needle size or configuration that I don't have (and no I do not want interchangeables! HMPH!)

Then I would make a list of all the "I need to make this projects" that I've wanted to do and buy as much yarn for those projects as I possibly could. I'd even include yarn for a sweater for me..... after I figure out what I want to knit.
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Well, I'd probably get some books:

Vogue Knitting , EZ's Knitting Without Tears, Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush. Then a subscription to Interweave Knits.

I'd get a bunch of bamboo dpns.

As for yarn -- I'd probably get some Rowan yarn for a bag I've wanted to make (Yorkshire Tweed dk, 4 ply soft, and Kidsilk Haze). Then, some other yarns I've wanted to try: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino, Malabrigo, Lornna's Laces...
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Old 03-08-2006, 11:51 AM   #9
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$500 USD or $500 CAD? :thinking:

Seriously, it wouldn't take me long at all to decide what to do. The first thing I'd do is find the magazine that has the pattern for the HBC point coat I saw about 2 years ago. It's done in two strands of some insanely expensive wool from South West Trading Company that you can't get in Canada. That would take up at least $300, I'm guessing. Then I'd get the wool from Ram's that I've been eyeing up to do the circular shrug from the cover of Vogue Knitting {Fall 2005 I think}. There goes another $100-$150. Anything that's left would go towards a Needlemaster set since I've already got Denise's, and some knitting books... maybe bookbookbook 2
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I would HAVE to get enough Alchemy Synchronicity to make a whole sweater.....with my Chix discount, that would be $200.

I would finish changing out my Clover DPNs for Crystal Palace DPNs. = about $50.

Id save about $100 for books

And, Id split the rest between Malabrigo, Some REALLY nice sock yarn (Lorna's or Cherry Tree Hill) and Maybe some Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran.
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