Y is for Yarn

The letter Y.
Brought to you by the Melissa and Doug Alphabet Train Puzzle.

What I love when my boys play with this puzzle – though they can’t remember how to pronounce “octopus” or that I is for “igloo,” and though they call the violin a guitar (okay, actually “too-tar”) and the xylophone a piano, they know one thing for sure. Y is for yarn.

I’ve got plenty of yarn already on the needles, and some that ought to be on the needles right now (or, to be more accurate, should’ve already been on the needles and then off again and given as a present). Still, my mind is on my next deadline: the Knitting Help Sockintine Swap (deadline: Valentine’s Day). So of course, that meant more yarn.


Mmmmm. Blackberry goodness.
Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock, #4ns, blackberry
from Angelika’s Yarn Store
(I love Angelika’s: super-quick shipping, great customer service)


The power of suggestion.
Yes, that’s the exact same colorway shown in the book.
I’ll be doing Fancy Silk Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks.

One of these days, I’m going to do a post showing all the FOs I’ve done that are in the exact same color as the sample in the pattern. I’m a marketer’s dream. But I don’t mind. I love this yarn, and I love this color.

Meanwhile, I’m working on a different kind of yarn project: stash management, organization, and downsizing. I emptied my craft closet of all my yarn and am trying to sort through it now. I’m a bit overwhelmed.

Yes, boys, you and Melissa and Doug are right: Y is for yarn.

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6 thoughts on “Y is for Yarn

  1. Ooooh. I have a soft spot for anything blackberry, including yarn. Those are going to be delicious socks! Sweet kiddos, too, learning the knitphabet… hee hee 🙂

  2. Well come on, when the yarn and color shown in the pattern as as sumptuous as shown in this case, how are you supposed to resist???

    Good luck with the stash management. I reorganized mine last week and it’s already approaching disarray again. I hope you have better luck than I do. 🙂

  3. Pingback: yarns I have loved :: Lorna’s Laces Shepherd (Sock, Sport, Worsted) |

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