Born Yesterday...

As a fan of a clever turn of phrase, January 8th is my favorite day to declare: I was indeed born yesterday!!

My birthday has been the first real temptation on my resolution of going cold sheep.  I want to use my birthday as an excuse, and gifts as a means of bringing more yarn to me!

<----  At this point please glance to the left bar and see that the ticker is indeed indicating it has only been 9 days since my last yarn purchase.

Feel free to laugh hysterically at me and the long, long, loooong road I have ahead!

The really funny part is there is still yarn arriving at my house!
Wonderful people, like Dana of The Unwind Yarn Company have sent me yarn for review.

This is a sample of her Wanderlust base (split in half to share with Amy) in the 'More than Words' colorway. It's it gorgeous? And the picture only displays the incredible dye job, and not the feel.

Her Wanderlust base is 100% American-raised and -milled Targhee wool, 3ply worsted, which is a new to me wool.  It has an incredibly soft-hand, a very high squish factor, a slight halo, and yet very sturdy.  A quick reference to Targhee reviews on confirms that these are all traits of Targhee wool.
Genetically speaking, it contains 3/4 finewool blood and 1/4 longwool blood—the former coming from Rambouillet and the latter from Lincoln and Corriedale. ... Targhee fibers have a foundation of relative softness and bounce (thanks to those finewool genes); but they also have a decent staple length and strength (thanks to the longwool genes).  They spin up into a dense, extraordinarily doughy material that begs to be squeezed.  -
The real enabling factor for me is that Unwind Yarn Company sells this base in HUGE skeins of 610 yards / 250 gram, just begging to be a garment.  I want this sweater quantity, I need this sweater quantity.

I may have convinced myself I need to buy this yarn, but my conscience wasn't born yesterday.  The point of the resolution isn't to avoid buying yarn, it is to stop adding to my stash.

If you are like me and always in the market for a non-merino garment yarn, consider yourself enabled!
Meanwhile I will happily knit my Targhee into a hat, and dream of ordering a sweater's quantity some day.