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Monday, May 3, 2010

I bought it because it was purple.

I have long had a reputation for buying things because they are purple. It paid off today.

Way back when, I bought this yarn because it was purple variegated and sparkly. There was no plan for this yarn. I did indeed buy it because it was purple.
Recently this skein of yarn came into good use. When I was a couple of rows short on my Argus Shawlette by Wendy Johnson, it fit the bill perfectly to finish it up. I literally only needed it for 2 rows and the bind off.
Last year I knit the Lacy Tank by Tahki. Beth also knit it and trimmed with crochet.
I loved how that looked. I've been searching for a yarn to complement it ever since. Wouldn't you know, the yarn was in my stash all along.

When I was in Westport Yarns last week, I put it up for a village vote. The purple, sparkly variegated yarn won. Lois you were absolutely right.
So you see, sometimes buying it because it was purple or does pay off.


Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

You can't go wrong with purple!!!

Love your lacy tank ~ and that you added sleeves. I wish I knew how to crochet ~ it's such a wonderful finishing technique.

Nancy said...

You had me at Purple! What is the last photo of, a knit top? It's really pretty.

Ann said...

For once stashed yarn fits the bill without needing to buy more yarn to use it.