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Old 12-28-2007, 11:54 AM   #1
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Look what I bought yesterday!!!!!
It's lace weight yarn by Lorna's Laces. It called Helen's Lace in a color called Somerset. It's the first time I bought anything so extravagent. 50% silk and 50% wool. I am still using Lionbrand Woolease mostly, so this was "crazy" for me. I had never been to a "real" yarn shop before. I just went to Michael's or ordered on line. But I wanted to take a lace knitting class so I looked on line for a shop in Albuquerque. I found a small yarn shop that just opened recently. I was stunned and drooling within 3 seconds of walking in. I was there for at least 3 hours talking to the owner and workers about classes and then walking around touching everything. Then this skein called out to me. I almost peed my pants when I saw that it ws $55!!! I just had to have it...for my lace class of course. I probably won't be spending that much on yarn in the future, but what the heck!! I needed a Christmas/birthday present for myself, right?

But don't tell my hubby. He doesn't know he bought it for me yet. I think I will let the Visa statement speak for itself.
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Old 12-28-2007, 12:03 PM   #2
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Gorgeous!!!! Totally worth it. You'll make something spectacular out of it, to be sure.
Congrats on finding a new LYS. That's always a good thing
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Old 12-28-2007, 12:08 PM   #3
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[IMG]But don't tell my hubby. He doesn't know he bought it for me yet. I think I will let the Visa statement speak for itself.
A womans gotta do what a womans gotta do!! lol

It's beautiful yarn. I have never used yarn that expensive either. So far the most I've paid is $6.99 a skein. But I am looking at yarn that is between $10 and $16 a skein. Just looking so far.

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Old 12-28-2007, 12:12 PM   #4
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Beautiful yarn speaks to the soul of a knitter.

Don't worry about your hubby. If he gives you a hard time, just ask him how much he spent recently on HIS favorite thing. (golf, hunting, fishing, team sports, video game, etc.)
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Old 12-28-2007, 12:48 PM   #5
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Lovely yarn! And you will love knitting with it! Beautiful and textural-rich yarns make knitting all the worth it!
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Old 12-28-2007, 01:04 PM   #6
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It's absolutely beautiful!! And a lace weight project will not whip up quickly so if you think of the hours of knitting pleasure you'll get from that $55 it is so worth it! Anyhow, that is how I rationalize my sock yarn.
Keep us posted on the class and your progress!!

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Old 12-28-2007, 01:37 PM   #7
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everyone needs to splurge on themselves after the holidays....congratulations!
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Old 12-28-2007, 01:49 PM   #8
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Unless it means feeding your kids scraps or raiding their college funds, why not spend money on something that will give you hours of pleasure while you're knitting and years of pride when you're finished?

And if buying beautiful yarn right now simply isn't possible, why not spending an hour exploring the beautiful treasures in a good yarn shop. Think of it as feeding your soul.
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Old 12-28-2007, 01:53 PM   #9
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That's gorgeous! You'll have to post pics of the finished project.

I've knit for yrs, but just this yr found 'real' yarn shops locally--the selections can boggle the mind--a true sensory experience!
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Old 12-28-2007, 06:00 PM   #10
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I'm in RR NM too-what lys did you go to? There's village wools off Paseo & then Lavendar Lamb in Corrales....where'd you go???? I want some of that purty yarn-or at least pet it. tia
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