Thank you all. I found the KnitPicks sale and ordered real fast so I could beat ya’ll to the best kits. LOL!
SOOOO KnitPicks is NOT part of Knitting Help? The pages are so similar that I can see why I got confused. Many a year ago…if memory serves me…I found this forum FROM the knit picks site…so thought it was part of.
The best part of the kits is that I have my yarn choice and colors decided. YIPPEE! The amount of yarn that I have already stashed will only be known upon my death when the kids have to come clean out my sewing room…SOOOO I have tons…which is why making a decision takes longer than it does to make a project most of the time.
In my house…the rules are…kits on sale or clearance get knitted first. Reason for this is in order to plan some new projects I have to drag out the cotton bin, the wool bin the acrylic bin, the double knit/sport bin, the afghan bin, then I have to go buy some more yarn because, of course, I think I need a contrast color in wool and I have a contrast in wool/acrylic…then I go buy more yarn and by the time I get everything back into the bins, and back into the closet, my granddaughter comes over and suggests she needs another item and she wants to look in the bins. LOL! So kits get knitted first because I don’t have to buy more yarn or drag out all those bins. 1 side of my closet is for yarn and sewing machines and old levi’s (for a quilt or 2) and the other side is fabric and quilts. I’m at the point now where I need spacebags to store my yarn OR I have to stop buying yarn.
I won’t tell you how many bags and roll arounds full of yarn that resides in my bedroom where I actually knit. If my sons knew how much yarn and fabric I have stashed under the beds and in the sewing room, they would start wondering. My grandmother was a hoarder…so I am very careful about my “collections” since I like to be rather neat out of fear of clutter. But it is getting a little bit hard to justify buying more yarn OR fabric.
Soooo kits on sale trumps all of those issues and I MUST rescue the poor lonely kits.