Wow! Look at all that pretty yarn. I love those lovely soft feathers. And that faux fur is so silky and nice. Wouldn't it be cool to have a jumper made out of all those pretty colours and textures? Maybe I could start with a scarf. That doesn't look too hard.
What on earth was I thinking when I bought all that crap? Feathers is such a bitch to knit with. And I can buy 100% pure natural wool for less than the cost of all that nasty acrylic novelty yarn. It might look pretty in a ball but it is butt-ugly knitted up. I have no idea who buys all that fancy imported yarn. Who in their right mind would spend more than $10 on a single ball of yarn when you can get 100% pure wool for less than $5/ball?
That Noro is so gorgeous. I know it's expensive but it is worth it. Nothing else is quite like it. Those colours! I also never realised there was such a difference between merino and regular 100% wool. Merino is so much softer. It might be a bit pricier but it doesn't pile so much. And I seem to knit it up far faster than the regular Patons/Cleckheaton/Bendigo wool in my stash. I can't resist that Jo Sharp Silk Road Ultra either. It's amazing what a little silk and cashmere in the wool blend adds to the garment. And kid mohair is so much softer than that nasty itchy regular mohair. I can't believe there are people who knit a whole jumper out of cashmere and silk yarn. Don't tell me there is a stage four around the corner!