Thursday, April 06, 2006

I am weak

I didn't last FIVE days in the USE WHAT YOU HAVE campaign. I am so very very naughty. I blame my diet! I can't get my thrills with food, so I get them with yarn. I'm not sure why, but I just had to order the two Karabella shawl patterns I've been ogling on Kpixie. And yet again, I was seduced by some one-of-a-kind yarn, this by Ruby's Daughter.

Then, to further enmesh myself in the whole yarn buying scheme, I contact Claudia at Chez Cas to see if she can suggest any substitutions for the Karabella yarn for these pieces. Does she think the Blue Heron laceweight mercerized cotton might work? Or Lorna's Laces Helen's Lace? She is offering a 20% discount until April 20!!! Any suggestions from you, my trusted readers? Or does anyone LOVE the Karabella yarn? I'm not too thrilled at the idea of buying 9 balls of laceweight cashmere at $20 each (but again, I have never worked with pure cashmere, and there's always a first time).


sherry said...

That shawl is utterly GORGEOUS!! I just got some karabella vintage cotton for another project, and though I only swatched it,I seem to love Karabella. I had emailed missa at Kpixe re her suggestion to what yarn to use(as I needed a cottonto mix w/alpaca, and she led me to karabella, so maybe she can offer how the karabella knits up.
sorry no suggestions.

HPNY Knits said...

well, I have to confess, I did it too. i could not stick to stash only.