When I decided to teach myself to knit, I had one skein of yarn- the pink variegated color you can see made into a tiny beanie on the right side of the image. I ended up purchasing some other yarns, namely the purple variegated color, and the dark, solid blues and purple also on the right of the image.
Then the knitting bug took hold, and I got comfortable with the whole motion of things. I went online and ordered a bunch of inexpensive yarns from Amazon. A few of them came in today, and I also went to Michael’s and picked up three more skeins since all yarn was on sale. The dark grey and the rainbow neon (called Blacklight) came form Michael’s. I also got some yellow polymer clay and some purple paint. I wanted to get some eyelash yarn there but they hardly had any and it was expensive to say the least. Suddenly my yarn stash is growing!
I also went on eBay and bought several skeins of eyelash yarn in different colors. There were two lots of three each, one in black, and one in rainbow, and another lot of 8 skeins in 8 different colors. I plan on making a bunch of beanies with the eyelash yarn as trimming on the lower edges. This is going to be my thing for the next few weeks.
I also laundered the tiny baby beanie I made today with our clothes, and was thrilled to see it stayed together just fine thru the wash and dryer, and the yarn is even softer after washing. I’m not saying the yarn was really rough before I wanted it, but it does feel nicer now.
I also found someone who makes a 12″ size 8 circular needle so I ordered one. I’m comfortable with using the double pointed needless to finish off a beanie but I’d really like to stay on the circulars as long as possible and this will give me a pair in 16″, 12″, & 9″ which I think will be helpful.
Anyway, I’m closing this off here with one final thing- My friend Christy sent me this great link on how to use Ravelry to make a searchable database of all of your yarns, and you can even use it with their site to find new projects based on what you already own! Cool, right?