I need some advice here, as usual! My husband and I are going to Athens next week. I’m pretty excited because we are going to stay over for a few days after his business is completed and just sightsee a little. Of course, the big thing I want to do is hit some yarn stores in the BIG CITY. How obsessed is that, to want to go to [I]yarn stores[/I] while in Athens, Greece? But the truth is, we live in a smallish town with horrible shopping so I hope to pick up some things while there. And my husband is always so busy we might not get to go back to Athens for months, so I want this trip to count.
I have some patterns on standby, but nothing I’ve absolutely decided to make. I have a sweater on the needles and I have Christmas presents planned, and the yarn for them, but nothing planned past that. So it isn’t like I can say, I need ten skeins of a heathery DK weight wool…etc, whatever.
Anyway! Could you please help me with a preliminary shopping list? Is there a standard list of stuff everyone should have in their stash, like you do with cooking spices? :shrug: (I already know I definitely want to get some cotton yarn, because I can’t get that locally.)
Thanks for reading this far, and finally here’s the question: Let’s say, you have nothing in your stash (like me). What would you want to be available? And if I find something I really like, how do I decide how much to buy if I have no pattern set aside for it?