I bought the most expensive yarn ever! It wasn’t the most expensive in the shop but it certainly was the most expensive I have ever bought! It happened on my recent trip to New York. Let me explain.
I just made my husband walk 20 blocks (if you ask him he will tell you it was 40), and those who know New York, know that 20 blocks = 1 mile (1.6km), to a yarn shop called String on East 33rd Street. I have been to this shop before and knew that it’s a small little shop on the first floor. As we arrived outside the shop I spotted this little coffee shop and I told my husband he should have a coffee while I go upstairs to the yarn shop. I could see on his face he was not happy with this plan.
Once I was upstairs and in the shop I asked the shop assistant to show me the cashmere yarns. I asked how much for a ball, her reply was not good, $50 for a 50g ball! As I wanted to knit a scarf and needed 6 balls, I quickly explained that this was far too expensive for me!
Now here comes the expensive purchase, I have just made my husband walk 20 blocks to a yarn shop and told him that he could not come up to the yarn shop (I didn’t really say that but that what he heard when I told him to have a coffee!) So now you understand I can’t walk out of this shop with no purchase! So I asked for a cheaper option, this ended up being a yarn called “Duchess” by Trendsetter Yarns, 6 balls of 50g at $25 a ball! Well, my thinking was, “My husband is already upset with me, if I come out with no purchase he is going to be more upset”. So this is easy, just buy some yarn!
I just finished knitting the scarf, after knitting a few test patterns, I decided on a fisherman’s rib pattern, casting on 50 stitches on size 10 (6mm) circular needles, the scarf ended up being 11” (28cm) x 63” (1.6m). No left overs!
Happy crafting till next week!
I loved that story. Can picture the look on Len’s face – priceless.
🙂 I hope that scarf will be for your poor husband! Or maybe some socks would have been better, his feet might still be hurting from this trip.
I am however very impressed that he was disappointed that he was not “allowed” to come to the yarn shop. Mine would be pleased if he could have a drink instead and stare at the latest football results instead.
I think I will have to knit him a pair of socks! 😝
Very pretty yarn – sometimes the splurge is worth it. 🙂
I really enjoyed knitting with it!
Love your comment!
Mine said, I’ll wait outside. When I found him he was staring at a clock and said, You were 15 minutes. In that time I had given another customer some advice about knitting a hat, while the assistant was in the store room looking for more and bought some yarn. My friends at craft group said I should have left him in a coffee shop! Sue
My problem is my husband enjoys craft shopping more than I do!
But you will enjoy it forever-cheap really😉
All that effort to knit a scarf deserves quality yarn. It looks lovely and snuggly. Moke
I like the way you think!
Fab! My husband would also be relieved not to have to go in…
Hehe! We have to love them!
I get the sulky wait-by-the-door-like-a-bouncer from hubby when I do any shopping!
For sure…leave no leftovers or reminders that you bought the yarn and didn’t use it all!!!
So was your husband pleased with the $150 purchase? Mine would’ve been through the roof – LOL!
Perfect logic Nikki!
I enjoyed your post so much! What a delightful person you are and what a wonderful husband too! Yarn shopping! Lol! You have a lot of projects going like I do!! Your home and stories about growing up were enchanting! Your a very good writer…and I look forward to reading more! Sandy
You too kind! Thanks for your lovely comment!
Your welcome Nikki!
Your logic makes perfect sense to me! My husband would be more than happy to be left in a coffee shop. Isn’t that what coffee shops are for?!
Exactly! Thank you! You get it! 😜
Just love that Fisherman’s rib, although I have never heard about it before. You know what my husband would have said? Woman – if you want the cashmere, buy the cashmere. Compared to the plane tickets it’s cheap 😀
I love the way he thinks! He is a keeper! Hehe!
Ah, the siren call of yarn. I have heard that song many times. If it only ended badly now and again, I could stop l listening. But all the times it’s worked out just feed me to keep doing it.
LoL … I think my hubby would respond similarly to that described by wolfiestitchin 🙂 Gotta share this story on my KWH fb page 🙂 ♥ ❤
You too kind! Thanks Jackie
Beautiful yarn, and I have been where you have and later it is funny, but NOT when it is happening. I guess I am lucky – hubby and I cannot do wool! LOL. Continue on with your beautiful work. Looking forward to the next project. Next time come to Texas and teach me how to knit…………