Sunday, August 13, 2017

I Fall Victim to Good Marketing

I should put myself on a strict knitting diet: no new yarn, no casting on. I was thinking very seriously about doing just that but then a friend "forced" me to go to The Knitting Tree, a LYS. She needed buttons; I needed nothing. Yet, three days later, I have these:
They are Stripey Fingerless Gloves from Patternology, which is the brand that the Knitting Tree owner uses for her designs.  In a brilliant move, she doesn't sell the patterns; instead, they are free when you purchase the yarn each pattern is designed for.

The yarn in this case is KFI Luxury Collection Indulgence Cashmere. It's a DK weight with 5% cashmere. For $30, you get 437 yards and 150 grams, enough to make a set of fingerless mitts and a matching slouchy hat, which I've begun:
The mitts and hat are going to be gifts for two different people, however.

I have had too much time to knit. Someone -- not me, for once -- backed a car I was riding in into a post and aggravated my highly arthritic neck. Knitting in a neck-friendly position was my main activity this weekend, along with  experimenting with pain-killers. Gee, I sound so old here!

I'm off to catch up on your blogs. That's one other thing I can manage!

14 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh .....first surgery and now a bad neck. This has not been fun times for you.

    You HAD to buy that yarn. It was compensation for terrible times. LOL AND, it has cashmere. Everyone knows you can't deny the cashmere!!!!

    Happy knitting and hope your neck is feeling better soon.

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  2. Oh my goodness, you are having a tough summer!! Definitely deserved that yarn!

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  3. Oh, those mitts are fabulous. No, I mean FABULOUS!

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  4. oh cashmere in the blend....luxury!!! Glad you are finding a way to knit around the pain. I have a q for you. I have a dry patch on my arm. The derm told me last year it was nothing. I scratch it often. Did you area of difficulty itch?

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  5. Those mitts are so cute! Stripey mitts are now all I can think about! I hope your neck is better soon!

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  6. Ouch! So sorry. Neck woes can be the worst. But lovely compensation for your problems. Those mitts are Gorgeous. Hoping you feel better soon. This has not been the beset summer for you!!

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  7. Dang, I hope your neck mends itself soon, especially with all the wonderful cashmere therapy. The mitts look fabulous and the hat will, too. Take care of yourself and be well.

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  8. I don't even need good marketing. Just say the word 'yarn' & I'm swiping my card.

    Hope your neck feels better soon. You're really having a rough summer. You deserve yarn!

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  9. Love those mitts! So sorry to hear about your neck. Heal quickly!

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  10. This is the second day in a row that I've come across someone knitting that pattern with that yarn, and of course I'm taking it as a sign that maybe I need some for myself! I hope your summer too full of medical issues is done, and wish you good neck-friendly knitting, plenty of pain killers, and some cashmere for yourself!

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  11. life is short, do not go on a yarn diet! Consider it your indulgence and cheap therapy budget :) Love the mitts and the yarn!

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  12. Yikes to the injury but glad you had the knitting to give you comfort and distract you! The mitts are beautiful, btw! The hat will be, too!

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  13. As I have a neck condition I understand your pain, hope you are feeling better by now. Love that yarn.

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  14. I'm playing catch-up here.....and sure hope by now your neck is feeling better. I swear, sometimes I can blink and throw my back out. It doesn't take much these days to do some hefty damage!!!
    One smart marketer there with the yarn and pattern!!! But, you got a pretty good return on that investment!!!

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