Miraculously, despite all the luscious temptations at Stitches, I made only two yarn purchases. I would have made more, had I not been foiled by delaying my Lost City Knits purchase until there were no appropriate colors with which to knit socks for Golf Pro.
Since I couldn't bring home Lost City Sock for him, I did purchase this hank of Socks That Rock from The Fold. Having lost the last pair of socks in progress for him (yes, the beloved knitting bag is still missing), I thought it only appropriate to get yarn for a new pair.
Hmm... since I already bought sock yarn for Golf Pro....I suppose I could just get something for ME at Lost City. Hmmm.. which would I rather have -- Lost City Sock? Lost City Twin Canyon Merino-Silk? or should I keep that Socks that Rock in Thraven, and get something like this for him instead:
? oh the choices! Perhaps I'll even let him voice his own opinion.
Anyway, the only other yarn purchase I made this:
from a new-to-me vendor - Tucker Woods Yarn. Despite the massive temptation to buy several sweaters' worth of yarn (and some sock yarn) there, I bought only this. The color is gorgeous. The yardage is an impressive 490 yards per skein). And there is already a plan.
Yes, the Tucker Woods yarn is already slated for a specifc, easy to knit garment. (I'm in need of some simple knitting for those times when I haven't the focus for the twisted traveling stitches on the Climbing Cables socks or the stamina for the long lace rows of the Dwarrowdelf Curtains). I plan to make a sweater similar to this one that The Divine Though Blogless Elizabeth has been tempting me with for years (she even wore it to Stitches this year).
Mine will be a more solid color -- but the comfy easy style calls to me. Of course, I might go with something like this instead:
(Pic ganked from Ravelry -- it's the Silvretta sweater). Frankly, neither sweater is quite what I'm looking for, but whatever I do, lots of stockinette will swiftly turn those two hanks of fingering weight yarn into a light yet cozy sweater.
My goal for the time between now and the next knitting event: knit up the yarn I just bought plus one more yarn convention purchase before going into another market. (Which could be as early as October, what with this newfangled thing Vogue is putting on in Chicago)