So, since I have taken a break from Cold Sheeping, I have been thinking about what I would buy before climbing back onto the sheep for 2015. I want some new wool colors for the color work ornaments,
especially some greens and metallics if I can find them. Then, of course, I started browsing lace yarn--of which I need nothing and have room for even less--then started checking out sock yarn. Some plain colors in sock yarn and maybe some self-patterning is a possibility, but of course I started moving from "some" to a whole bunch--rationalizing that it would be my next project for gifts.
Ever had one of those moments when your rationalizations to do something sort of stupid sound a bit familiar? Sort of deja dumb? In 2011 in a self-pity-wallow yarn purchase, I had bought 8 or 9 balls of dk-weight mohair, planning to make mohair hats for all my friends for Christmas. 3 years later, there is one hat-like mohair monstrosity,
which I kept because I like my friends too much for this sort of thing, and I still have the rest of the yarn. And, of course, the thought process isn't, "Well, obviously I don't need anymore yarn." Being ME, it was, "Gosh, if I knit some of that mohair up, I wouldn't feel so stupid buying sock yarn." I think before Cold Sheeping, there wouldn't have been any of this discussion at all, so I think this is progress. And,