Tuesday, August 10, 2010

big bad noro again

I guess I wasn't quite finished with Big Bad Noro after all. I didn't have high hopes for finding a color yarn that was discontinued five years ago, but decided to have a look over at Ravelry. THe good thing about it was that I finally figured out how to look for yarn for sale in other peoples' stashes, the downside was that I spent a lot of hours on it, but without any luck. So as a last resort I turned to ebay.I despise ebay - I have to be pretty desperate before I even try to navigate that site, let alone remember my password, and I never buy anything that's up for an auction. But I did find one, and only one, seller who did indeed have five balls of #34 Noro Silk Garden for sale. 

Except she didn't ship worldwide. 

But I asked her nicely, and she agreed to ship to Norway if I won the auction. Which I did (sic), so here I am finishing the belt, and I only have two half sleeves to go and five more balls of very overpriced yarn (that's four more than my actual need), and I hereby solemnly swear to NEVER  KNIT FROM STASH AGAIN. It ends with financial disaster every time.

2 comments:

Hanne-Kristine said...

Kjære deg, huff da!
Det er da flott at du får ferdigstilt prosjektet ditt, selv om det er "overpriced".

Men ikke slutt å strikke av garn fra stashet ditt.... bare pass på å veie/måle og sørg for at du har "litt" mer enn du trenger.... eller strikk mindre prosjekter av det garnet du har, så går det nok bra :)
Til neste gang kunne du kanskje ha etterlyst garnet på bloggen din og også sendt etterlysningen videre til en av "oss andre"... Eg kan love deg ein ting: Det er helt utrolig hva vi damer har i stashet vårt:)
Lykke til videre :)
Hanne-Kristine

Anonymous said...

Ja det ender ofte opp med at man må supplere litt når man skal bruke av eget "lager". Kjenner meg godt igjen der ja :)Prøver å finne små prosjekter å bruke rester av, men det er jammen ikke lett bestandig. Jeg liker bloggen din og det du lager, er innom titt og ofte og kommer nok snart igjen. Ha en fin helg videre!
Aid

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