But here's the exciting thing: I haven't cheated on Piggy's Yarn Diet 2.0 (see yesterday's post). Because this yarn was ordered and paid for back in 2008. Mwahahahahahaha!
First up: 10 skeins of Lana Gatto Wool Gatto in Mexican Cocoa:
I ordered this from Elann ages ago -- on December 12, to be exact, the day after the big sale. I had really wanted this colourway (but no, I didn't have a particular pattern in mind...consider the suggestion box open, and share your ideas! -- it's a DK superwash wool, 22 stitches to 10 cm/4 inches, 166 m/181 yds per skein) but didn't get to it on time.
Fortunately for me, my fellow blogger and Elann sale shopper the_witty_knitter had a case of buyer's remorse; she cancelled her order of these same 10 skeins, and I was the lucky piggy to scoop them up!
These were actually shipped on December 23 -- right after my PayPal e-cheque cleared -- but the crazy weather held up delivery until Monday.
And inside my post box yesterday evening was a card announcing the arrival of another Elann sale order, placed on December 29:
Yum! Twelve skeins of Lana Gatto New Alpaca, in Midnight Blue. Again, suggestions of what to do with these babies are encouraged. It's a wonderfully soft 50-50 Alpaca-Merino blend, with a gauge of 25 stitches to 10 cm/4 in, and 162 m/177 yds per skein.
Staying away from Elann's great sales until after Labour Day is going to be tricky, methinks...