Guys! Look what I got!
A few weeks back, I filled out a survey on the Wolle Rödel website. I usually don’t do surveys, but the promise of a 10€ coupon give-away amongst the participants was too tempting to resist. To my great surprise, I actually won a coupon! Wooooooooo!
Of course, this is a large-scale, long-term disaster. You know why? Because now I have to choose what kind of yarn I’m going to buy. I mean, yikes! I’m not a decision making kind of person. I usually wait so long to make a decision until I don’t have to make it anymore because everyone got impatient and left. I’m a major overthinker, is what I’m trying to say! My mom wanted to go to the yarn shop the moment I got my coupon in the mail, but I was like, wait, I need to really think about this. Deeply. And then I made a list.
1. Do I knit this scarf using Rico Fashion Elements in the colourway Komet?
PRO: I’m pretty sure the yarn is gonna look amazing with this stitch. Also, the pattern has been in my queue since basically the dawn of time, so it’s definitely time.
CONTRA: It’s a scarf. I hate knitting scarves.
2. Do I knit this A Stitch in Time jumper using the 100% cotton Mille Fili yarn?
PRO: I love the A Stitch in Time patterns. I love this colourway. It’s match made in heaven. Can you imagine how cute this jumper would be with a black or white ribbon?
CONTRA: Summer is over. I don’t particularly want to knit with cotton right now.
3. Do I want to knit this Amy Christoffers cardigan in the gradient grey Super Big Colour yarn?
PRO: I need more casual garments. Gradient yarns are the best thing ever!
CONTRA: This is 8€/ball. You need 9 balls for a size M, which would add up to 72€ for the yarn. I’m not gonna be able to eat for a month if I make this purchase. (Yeah, this one’s a definite no-no, but a girl can dream.)
4. Do I knit this Kim Hargreaves tunic in black Polar?
PRO: It’s a really quick knit. The tunic is definitely going to keep me warm during the colder months.
CONTRA: I hate knitting in black (you can’t see your knitting very well), but I kind of want this to be black.
5. Do I knit this Kim Hargreaves cable cardigan in this beautiful jade colourway?
PRO: Goddamnit I love that colour.
CONTRA: Doesn’t the pattern look a bit matronly? I don’t know.
6. Do I knit this adorable tunic in soft snuggly alpaca?
PRO: ALPACA. ’nuff said.
CONTRA: I adore the pattern, but I can definitely see a couple of knitting meltdowns with this in the future.
7. Do I knit this snuggly jacket in this amaaaaaaaaazingly fluffy yarn?
PRO: I mean, look at this yarn. I just wanna knit something with it.
CONTRA: I don’t know about the pattern. I think it has the potential to look great, but it could also go another way and end up being just frumpy and overall meh.
Hm, I have literally no idea which yarn to buy! Decisions are hard, people. Can you help me?
Disclaimer: I took the yarn pictures from the Wolle Rödel website and linked back to it. The patterns are linked to Ravelry; their pictures are marked with the designer’s name. No copyright infringement intended.
7 responses to “Oh, What to Buy: The Coupon Conundrum”
I did vote, but I don’t know if I made the right choice – too many to choose from! In the end I went with the yarn I thought I would most like to knit with, personally. Which isn’t a very smart thing to do, because I’m not the one who will be knitting it, haha!
Thanks for voting! 🙂 Oh no, that’s okay, I wanted to see what others would like – since I want to knit all of it, I thought it’d make it easier to decide if I saw other people’s preferences!
I voted, but I want it all, it’s all so lovely! Except I don’t knit!
Thanks for voting! 🙂
Wool and acrylic half and half 8 euro per ball?…. Are they crazy or what?….. ><
6 or 7 are the best colour choices for me.
Yeah, I really don’t understand that one! It’s weird.
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