I recently splurged on yarn. Since it was for a commissioned project, I thought $3.79 for seven ounces was worth the extra dollar a skein. Besides, I had a coupon.
Suddenly, the Yarn Splurge Became a Yarn Deal
Then I received a crochet newsletter and clicked on some lovely silk yarn out of curiosity. $25 for less than 2 ounces. Suddenly, my Bernat was an amazing deal.
Then a Beautifully Big Deal
My ever-curious daughter – I wonder where she gets that from? – asked, “I wonder what the most expensive yarn in the world is?”
So I looked it up. The consensus seems to be vicuna* yarn. At $300 an ounce.
Yah, my lilac and yellow Bernat is beautiful. An absolutely beautiful big deal.
Reaching for the Rare Yarn … or Not
I love that there is always something more rare, something more delicate, something more expensive – if I so chose not to pay my house payment – that I could reach for.
I’m even more in love with yarn not so rare, not so delicate and well within my budget. Something that I can reach for … project after project.
Oh, yes, I love yarn. And I love that it comes in all forms. And in all prices.
*What’s a vicuna, you ask? A relative of the llama, living in the South American Andes. Stay warm, buddy vicuna, stay warm.
REALITY CHECK: I do confess, I dream of crocheting with bamboo yarn. I had bamboo socks once. And for a barefoot gal like me to love socks enough to mention them in writing, well … I’m just sayin’ I really wanna try bamboo yarn one day. Hopefully, I will enjoy it but not get hooked on it.