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Monday, January 30, 2006
Results are in
What Color Should I use for Baltic?
As of this morning it looks like I'm doing the Burgundy with black. Just before the weekend the second choice was grey and black. It looks like someone stuffed the ballot box with teal and black. Poor dark green is only loved by 7 of you. Still it all comes down to one winner. Thankfully I don't need to swatch to have a run-off election. As DeeAnn said - a swatch to me is like a sweater. I just don't have time to knit a couple of "swatches" before February 10th.
I really like the teal so eventually I may have to pick some up. The next sale, the teal will be mine for a cable sweater I've been dreaming up. This reminds me of a question the Husbeast asked me recently.
He asked "You make yarn, why would you want to buy it?"
I just sat there staring at him blinking..
How do you answer that?
Why do you buy yarn is easy to answer... I want to. Why do you want to? Now that's much more difficult to pinpoint.
I tried to give him a dollars and cents answer. I can make most types of yarns and come out with a reasonable copy of the commercial one. Reasonable enough that I'm happy with it. Even though I wholesale wool, sometimes the commercial yarn is cheaper. This was the "see I'm being thrifty answer".
His response was a blinking look that seemed to say that he might not be convinced in that explaination.
The next practical answer that I had was that I try to sell some of my designs. Therefore I need to know what the commercial yarns feel like. I need to be able to work with commercial yarns and I should have some yarns in my stash that I can swatch with to send off as samples to the magazines.
Yes, for this I would only need one ball of such yarn and not a sweaters worth but you can't just buy one ball of yarn. They don't let you do that. You NEED to buy a sweaters worth.
I want it.
I don't know why I want it when I love my handspun so much, but I do. I want the yarn. Commercial, handspun, whatever, I want it all. I want a sample, I want one ball in each color, I want one sweater in each color. I want some of it all.
Why do you want to buy yarn?