A while back in May (I had to check), I bought yarn for a blanket for myself. It is Sirdar Country Style DK.
There was one color that stuck out to me and that I didn't like. It is called Berber and it is second up from the bottom and second from the left. I decided I didn't want to use it, but it worried me only have 15 skeins of yarn for a blanket. Plus, I had already started the blanket.
By the time I decided I wanted to add a couple of colors, the line of yarn had been completely revamped. It went from being sold in 100g skeins to 50g, the percentages of wool and acrylic had changed, and the colors went from names and numbers to just numbers. I emailed Deramores, the website where I bought it, and asked if any of the colors were the same and if I could mix the old with the new. They believed that I could and that some of the colors were the same. I didn't like to have more of one color than another. I can to random stripes, but they end up being planned random and I tend to use each color equally. I ended up deciding to add a few new colors.
You can see the three smaller skeins that I added in the middle. I bought two of each so that I would have the same amount as the other colors. I got another tan-like color, but lighter, another green, but a deep forest green, and a light blue.
There was some other yarn that I got recently. You all probably know of the new ripple that Lucy over at Attic24 has started. She is using Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino yarn. I had been drooling over that yarn. I had mentioned to my dad that it would be my ultimate blanket. I had been going over and helping him with some house jobs over a couple of Saturdays and he offered to get me some of the yarn. Its not enough for the blanket yet, but it's a start!
It is so pretty and so soft!! I love the colors I have chosen so far. I think this is about half of the colors I want and I know I'm going to need multiple of each. I'm going to have to do it gradually. I can't afford it any other way. It is really exciting. I finally have projects going for me! I have been crocheting since March and I've only kept 1 scarf out of all of the items that I have made.
I think next year is going to be a selfish crocheting year. I have bought so much yarn with projects in mind for me, but I kept putting them on the back burner for gifts for others!