But I have an excuse!! (yeah, right, always)
It goes like this. My mom’s sister was over today and I was working on mom’s birthday shawl and she said she wanted one like the one I gave mom for Christmas (the purple diamond one). So I offered to take her name for Christmas (a mere what, 9 months earlier than we normally draw) and then we did the Ravelry lace shawl search and I showed her the new Valley Yarns Colrain lace weight (which has killer colours). She decided I could choose the shawl (from the ones we narrowed it down to) and she picked the Ocean Blue colourway.
(The Shawl for Mom that started this all).
As a result, I ordered two patterns (the Sheherazade and Moroccan Days/Arabian Nights) both of which I want to knit anyway. And a goodly number of seedbeads Silver-Lined Crystal, either one I’ll use beads on. And a cone of the Ocean Blue, one of Coffee and one of Dark Teal… beacuse if I got three then I’d get the discount… (why yes I do order more books in order to get free shipping, how did you know?!) I figure I’ll look at the two and figure out which one I want to go with.
I was not planning on ordering anything of the sort… but… on the up side, I have an excuse to knit one of the two shawls that I’m most excited about and I have one of my major Christmas gift concerns out of the way.
I was also trying to think about how I could use yarn/fiber buying as an incentive for my thesis. I was thinking that after a reasonable draft of each chapter I could get one of the things on my Must Have list (ie. Sheep2Shoe Kits in a couple of the Raven series colours –Valkryie and Thraven; BMFA Sock-Blockers; enough fiber to spin my own Hour Glass Sweater; and a couple of things from the Loopy Ewe -esp. because I’m almost to Loopy Groupie status 😀 ) Since some of the lace-weight was going to be on my list, I’m going to need a second chapter before I can do anything else.