But back to the big-box craft store .... It about killed me not to buy any yarn because they had several very pretty, new colorways of Patons Kroy sock yarn. I like Patons Kroy. It pills a bit too much on socks, but it's fantastic for hats, scarves, mittens and gloves. But even though they had several new, very pretty colorways, I didn't buy any. To ease my pain of saying no to the yarn, I bought a canvas tote bag with a cross stitch panel on it.
|compass rose cross stitch|
Not only did I buy the bag, I brought it home and cross stitched on it!
I found a pattern for a simple compass rose in my old cross stitch patterns and since knitting is my 'true north' and I'll probably use the tote bag to store knitting projects, I thought it was a good choice. It was also a good choice because it was a simple pattern without a lot of detail and with only a few colors. I hadn't cross stitched in years. I wanted something easy. Easy and quick to stitch.
And now, I need to get back to obsessively knitting. Knitting big projects that use up lots of yarn. I've got a drawer to empty. (And just think of all the Patons Kroy I could fit in my newly cross stitched tote bag.
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