My knit group girls had our 3rd annual yarn day this morning. We started our day with wonderful breakfast and coffee at First Watch, then a trip to the nearest yarn shop. In snow. Apparently it doesn’t matter if we do it on MLK day or President’s day, we’re just going to have snow on yarn day. It’s actually pretty fitting, really. Anyway. I told myself I wouldn’t buy yarn, and I even packed my Multnomah shawl to work on while the other girls shopped, thinking that sitting and knitting would help me avoid temptation.
I think we all can guess what actually happened here. Which is how this skein of Malabrigo Sock came to be in my possession. I was *thisclose* to buying some of the Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca, but I didn’t already have a project in mind for it and I’m trying to be good about not buying yarn without a plan.
So sock yarn it is. I think I’ll knit Dona’s By The Seine River with this skein. I’ve been doing a lot of plain stockinette socks lately, and my go-to textured pattern is the Hermoine’s Everyday Socks. But I splurged on the Malabrigo and it deserves something fancier than plain ol’ socks.
I wish I had brought my camera with me to share pictures of us girls together. I’ve been forced to trade down to this teeny tiny purse that holds barely anything and now I’m always forgetting to grab my camera before I head out the door.
You really can’t go on a yearly yarn day without a purchase. It’s a lovely color and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. Of course this thinking has left me waist deep in my own stash. I can never pass up on sock yarn.