My LYS has been having a winter blahs sale for the last week and yesterday, they added an extra 10% discount to celebrate Leap Day. I absolutely do not need more yarn, but I love a good sale like the next gal and 30% off is nothing to sneeze at. My friend Polly also needed an extra hank of Misti Alpaca Chunky to finish a beautiful scarf that she's knitting so, you know, I was also doing her a favor by stopping in to pick that up for her. So what did I get for myself? Feast your eyes on these:
I adore Madelinetosh and with the discount, I couldn't resist adding these three skeins to my stash. I was hoping to pick out something lighter (like Calligraphy which is an off-white gray), but there were only two skeins left. I have so many two skein colors so opted for Duchess instead. It's gorgeous -- plummy and dark.
Lovely Bridget showed me the new Manos del Uruguay line called Maxima because she knows that I'm a huge fan of Malabrigo worsted. Maxima is squishy, just like Malabrigo worsted, and comes in the most incredible variegated colors.
Since I always tend to choose dark tones and hues, I pushed myself to pick out something bright and so went with Peach Melba which consists of pinks and oranges. Once I got these home though I started to have a lot of self-doubt. Is this too bright? Too pink? Too out of my comfort zone?