Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Little Knits vs. CBM's Yarn Stash

Many of us got an email from Little Knits today. Sue has new yarns on sale, especially some lovely cottons, including the fabulous King Tut cottons . And she's announced a sale next week on Noro yarns. Heck, I'm still gazing at that Peru DK yarn, the one with merino, alpaca and silk, on sale for $26 a bag, over 1200yds. In off-white. Or maybe the light blue.

HOWEVER! I bought a lot of yarn, especially sock yarns, in April, as I confessed in my earlier posts. My kind and generous friends KJ and Mary Tess gave me yarn already this week. And I spent a lot of the weekend digging through the CBM stash to find yarns that really need to be adopted elsewhere. Just now I went to look at some of the yarns that are still resident Chez CBM:
  • the DB Merino Aran (bags in 2 shades of green) that I bought from Little Knits at year-end,
  • the lovely light blue Louisa Harding Kashmir Aran I bought from Elann in February, and
  • the off-white Optimum I bought last fall when it blew out the doors of my LYS
  • Plus there's the Elann cottons, the Butterfly 10 cotton and other cottons that are filling up 2 entire big bins.
  • And the stash reorganization uncovered an entire bag(!) of Noro Kureyon.

So - I sez to me - what do you need King Tut or Peru DK or even Noro for? I permanently deleted the Little Knits email. I'm trying very hard to ignore the 2 new Elann yarns that have been introduced this month (and it's only the 9th!!). I'm holding strong, I am.

And I'm also reminding myself that I had a nice browse through Borders yesterday, coming home with a bunch of new reading.

After all, I *am* CatBookMom!


BTW, you might check your own Borders store; I found 3 of the Yarn Harlot's books on the Buy 2, Get 3 tables. The only one missing was 'Knitting Rules'.

14 comments:

Grace Yaskovic said...

The Peru Dk is awesome tom has dyed 6 skeins in 2 colorways and it looks alot like Koigu but I bought alot at elann yesterday so I too hit delete but sue will be back nextweek

Madge said...

Heh, I was just getting ready to email you and ask if you bought that Elann lace weight yesterday....

Since I've blown my yearly yarn budget already, I, too, need to cool it.

I'll go light a candle for us.

Joan said...

CBM, you can always thin out your stash at DeStash and generate some $$ to shop more.

Anonymous said...

You are good for reigning yourself in. My stash and I had a similar moment last week. Do you get the borders emails and coupons? Just wondering. Bri

lunadog said...

I shudder when I see my stash now. In fact I can barely get into the spare bedroom now. Of course, the extra doggie crates and blankets might have something to do with it! Gotta check out this DeStash address!

BTW did you find a home yet for the green cotton? It sounds just beautiful. I, too, lusted after the laceweight at Elann but how much lace can one woman knit in her lifetime? But then again - what does that have to do with it?

jayne said...

Catching up on a few posts here, and aren't you the lucky girl receiving all that loot!

Little Knits used to be my nemesis, but now it is a fine ally in the dyeing game. They always have such great stuff.

That light blue is really nice (sorry for the enabling). I've bought several bags for, you know, foster mama'ing. :)

May said...

Hahah, I have spent SO MUCH money at Little Knits!! I found your blog by googling reviews for King Tut...I want it! :)

I need self control *sigh*

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Cindy G said...

You know, sometimes I think you are a kind of dangerous woman.... in the best possible, enabling kind of way, of course

Kim said...

You are so brave to delete that email.

junior_goddess said...

Oh, like that wasn't on purpose-I read about LK's sale, and dashed off. That's right, I AM easily distracted.

B

sarah-hope said...

You are a brave, brave woman.

benne said...

I zapped my email too, Barbara. I wanted the King Tut cotton too but managed to convince myself "my color" wasn't there. It worked this time, can't swear it will again though. ;-}

Lisa W. said...

I deleted the ad...(but i also marked my calendar to check them next wednesday when they add the noro...) ....i have got to save money for ArtFibers in SF....really....but Noro...on sale..with free shipping...pullleaazee it is more than a mere mortal can withstand in my opinion.

Jennifer said...

I hear you! I keep ordering and the stash keeps growing. What an addition. I guess we much keep KNITTING!