30. Shopping: Write about your shopping wishlist and how you like to spend money.https://thinkwritten.com/365-creative-writing-prompts/
I am a terrible shopper. At least, when it comes to clothes.
I lose patience quickly, and get grumpy and tired. I am not motivated whatsoever by clothes or shoe shopping. When I need new clothes, I make a marathon shopping trip. It’s so much of a marathon that I’ve learned to notify my credit card company in advance, otherwise they freak out.
But there is one thing I like to shop for. One thing that I don’t get tired of, and I could shop for it until my budget was spent.
Have you guessed it yet?
C’mon! What else could it be?
That, and knitting patterns.
It wasn’t always this way. I used to only buy yarn for a specific pattern. I would decide what I wanted to knit and either buy the recommended yarn or a cheaper alternative.
This was especially true when I crocheted exclusively and thought that the only yarn available was the acrylic stuff you can get at Walmart.
The Wonders of Wool
But then I discovered the wonders of wool. Once you start knitting with wool, you cannot go back.
The amazing properties of wool are many, and if you are a person who is trying to make eco-conscious fashion choices, I highly recommend you look into wool products (biodegradable and flame retardant? What’s what you say??).
You can even buy wool bedding! (I’m saving my pennies.)
But I digress.
The Yarns I Crave
I’m not going to lie, mostly I buy affordably-priced yarn from Knit Picks. What can I say, their selection is great, the colors are always consistent and vibrant, and their prices are unbeatable.
But sometimes, I like to splurge… Here are some of the yarns currently on my wish list:
The Neighborhood Fibre Co is a Baltimore-based indie dye company founded and run by Kalida Collins. They are currently running their Pride month special, and I am drooling over their rainbow dyed mini skeins.
Ever since living in Montreal, I have swooned over Julie Asselin’s range of yarns. I have knitted things with her yarns, and the color and quality never disappoint.
Tanis Fiber Arts, by Tanis Lavallee is also a Montreal-based dyer and knitwear designer. I have never used any of her yarns, but I have them on my wish list. One of her patterns is in my to-knit pile and I cannot wait to get cracking on it!
What I Love about Yarn
The thing I love most about shopping for yarn and is…
The endless possibilities contained in one skein of yarn. You can make anything! A hat! An elegant sweater! Even an adorable plush toy!
I have to remind myself that I cannot knit all that quickly. My shoulder protests and life intervenes.
But that doesn’t stop me from making purchases I shouldn’t upon occasion. Someone should really hide my credit card when my browsing history shows up a lot of yarn stores.
(Who am I kidding? Hiding my credit card wouldn’t help! I know all the information by heart!)