Monday, March 17, 2008

The Hanks Question of the Week

Similar in vein to last week's question about how you prioritize your queue... how do you buy for projects? Are you like me in that you see something pretty and shiny and you must have it right this very instant? Or are you like Sharon in that you plan your projects and pick out the yarn on an as-you-are-ready-to-make-it basis?

5 comments:

Knit Kimber Knit said...

I tend to buy my yarn as " I like it, I want it, I'll buy it now"

However,if I have recently seen something like a sweater pattern, then I will go shopping for yarn just for that project.

I just buy yarn. I dont need a reason

Anonymous said...

A little of both, but mostly if I see something that I really like I figure eventually I'll find what I want to do with it. Alas, even the yarn I purchase with a specific pattern in mind, if I don't stash it with the pattern, and sometimes even if it's with the pattern, I forget what it was I wanted it for in the first place so it becomes yarn in my stash that I'll eventually find a pattern for. That Catch 22 syndrome!

Linda said...

You mean you have to have a project
in mind before you buy yarns? Oh, my, I have been doing it wrong for years and years. Silly me.

susan said...

Ditto what knit kimber knit says...I like it, I can't resist it. Seems like I get hooked on a type/weight of yarn (like for socks) and find soooo many that i love, I just figure I will use them all eventually.

Betharoopie said...

I'm very much a yarn-first-think-later kind of gal. As a big gal, it takes an awful lot of yarn to make a sweater, so for something like that I'd have to get all plan-ahead-y. I guess that's why I don't make sweaters (still working on my first one) - scarves, shawls, purses, socks, toys...so easy to just impulse buy the yarn. Heh. Originally misspelled as "yearn."