Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Got Koigu?

I was on my beach vacation, blithely walking off the boardwalk into town, and ran into a LYS that was going out of business. Everything was 75% off. Did you read that? 75% off. Needles, some skeins of yarns, patterns, everything. I picked out some Cascade Tweed in a chunky weight (was going to be $3/skein) and some Addi Turbo lace needles, and a couple of patterns. But I didn't have any money with me, and by the time I found my wallet--I mean, my husband--someone else had taken the yarn and Addis that I had piled up next to the register and paid for them and left. DAMN.

Well, there were a couple of patterns and another Addi Turbo circular needle that were still left behind, so I went to buy those. Then I saw that buttons were also 75% off, so I bought three sets of buttons for some imaginary future projects . I also found a lone skein of Austermann sport-weight sock yarn with the jojoba and and aloe vera in it, so I bought that, too. My total came to $21.76! WOO HOO! A few reasonable purchases for the practically the price of ONE Addi Turbo circular. God love Delaware for having no sales tax, too!

Then I saw it. SHOOT. An entire KOIGU kit for 50% off. I wouldn't be caught dead in the mitered mishmash of a tunic that the kit would allow one to make, but what was in the kit was 2 skeins of ELEVEN colorways at about 50% off what one might normally pay and without sales tax. Oh help me, I bought it. How could I not, right?
22 skeins of KOIGU KPPPM in 11 colorways.



OmigGAWD! What have I done? What am I gonna do with all this? I spent like 10 hours on Ravelry trying to figure out what to do. Babette? Too many variegated skeins, but I would consider it if someone traded me a few solids for some of the variegated. A Charlotte's Web Shawl? Maybe. Socks. I guess--the one pair I made got holes in them, but at this price I paid for this Koigu, I won't be so upset about it. And I hate the mitered square things in this yarn.
Would you give me some advice? I know. I know. I'll give the Koigu to you if I have to...

11 comments:

Harlem Purl said...

I don't have one clue as to what you should do with all that Koigu (look, it rhymes!). I just wanted to make sure that you understood the repercussions of said purchase....that means you have a full blown STASH now! Welcome to the club:-)

Tawana said...

Yeah I don't have any advice as what to do with all that Koigu, as I have a bag of single ball of Koigu sitting up in my stash. But welcome to the Stash club. But I am jealous that you came upon a sale like that. I wish that would happen to me. :-)

misplacedpom said...

Holy Crap! Which skein is mine?!

Debbie said...

omg, drool i'm literally drooling. my boring rec would be socks, or a clapotis but don't you have 2 of those already?

The Yarn Monkey said...

Sweet Jesus! What have you done?

Eliza said...

I'm drooling.

I think I'd either do some sort of blanket, like Bobby's Garden, or I'd just save it and make very cool striped baby hats and fingerless mitts with it. I have some bright orange KPM that I'd trade for one of yours, but I don't think it would go with your colors at all.

purlypuss said...

Hee! Like I said already, I think you should dump them in the bathtube and roll around in them. I kind of want to do a face plant into it right now, in fact. MMMM Koigu MMM.

nicolina said...

you didn't buy that - you hijacked a yarn truck, didn't you? ooh, what a concept!

The Gravelcat said...

*stash envy*

*KOIGU!!!*

*faint*

Mona
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Anonymous said...

I would be interested in purchasing this stash!!!

Pls e-mail your thoughts...
amhubc@shaw.ca

HPNY Knits said...

OMG!!!
babette in your future?