July 29th

Pretty yarn
Ready for a longer needle
Debbie Bliss, you are my fave

There are few nice things in life that bring pause. My first pair of great designer jeans, which I still wear with love four years later, were well worth the investment. My first nice handbag, a gift from Emily, I carry six years later. Again, so worth the expense (especially considering it wasn’t mine). It has held up well, is a classic shape and color and I adore it. Kitchen tools fall into this train of thought too. I have few things from Williams Sonoma, but those I do hold up beyond belief and I’ll probably be using them to bake cookies for my grandchildren one day.

I have a new addition to this luxury column: Debbie Bliss yarn. I’ve never splurged on really nice yarn before and didn’t in this case either. John, Emily’s fab hubby, sent this to me in the fabulous yarn package. I’ve started knitting Christmas projects and this yarn makes it so, so much fun. The texture feels nice in my hands and the yarn holds up so much better on the needles. I know this project is going to be beautiful because the “ingredients” were top notch.

This is more fuel for my new consumerism motto: Buy less. Love what you buy.


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15 Responses

  1. great new motto. I totally agree. Can’t wait to see what you are making with the yummy yarn.

  2. it looks amazing. glad you are enjoying it! and enjoying a pause in your life as well!

  3. Kelli, you’d be amazed at the number of people who still buy cheap acrylic yarn, what a waste of their knitting time. Debbie Bliss makes wonderful yarn and I’m certain it will be a great project…ciao

  4. Yes you were definitely spoiled with that yarn! I knit a scarf once with it when I found it on sale at my LYS. What are you knitting it up into?

  5. Love the yarn. And, it’s purple! 🙂

  6. I can;t wait to see what you knit it up into Kelli. Enjoy your wonderful gift!

  7. “Quality over quantity” is my new mantra, too! Girl, we must be cosmically linked right now (in which case, I’m sending you a hug and a high five over our mutual wavelengths).

    And the yarn looks delicious. What a fantastic shade of purple.

  8. Love the color of that yarn. I can’t wait to see your newest project, unless you’re keeping it a secret for Christmas.

  9. Debbie Bliss yarn is fab. My sister uses it a lot and is truly addicted to it.

  10. Charly July 29, 2008

    I love the color and it looks so soft, even on the screen. Enjoy your knitting.

  11. I found Debbie Bliss a few years ago, and I can honestly say that I don’t think I’ve knitted with anything else since. Her books are awesome too because the projects are so simple and classic. Can’t wait to see how your project turns out!

  12. I love your consumerism motto. Lately I’m thinking about things along similar lines. I do buy good yarn (sometimes I overdo it), but the lesson I need to learn is “less is more.” My excitement for new projects has me running out on a moment’s notice to get supplies for the “latest” crafting idea. While that’s fun and I learn a lot that way, I can’t keep up the pace. So, this week I’m holding back and just knitting with yarn I already have in my stash–and being mindful of the time I have to appreciate what I’m doing. My blog posts aren’t sharing new crafting efforts as the knitting takes me more time, but I’m happier and a bit more at peace with myself. You are helping with your thoughtful posts.

  13. Fantastic moto! It’s so true. I need to remember this when I go shopping (or before I go shopping).

  14. WOW kelli you are knitting for christmas? so so organized! i am in awe. pretty yarn too!

  15. Love the color of this yarn ~ what is it? What are you knitting?