I know today is Valentine's day... but my thoughts are on Christmas.
My family loves to tease me about it, but I'm one of those people who starts on Christmas early. REALLY early! Sometimes the week AFTER Christmas. I'm always thinking ahead, and if I'm out shopping in June and see something for my brother that's just perfect, and a great price, you can bet I'll buy it!
Believe me... shopping and crafting throughout the year makes the silly season a lot more enjoyable. It also makes it much more affordable.*
So when Love Knitting had a 70% off sale at the end of January, it's no surprise that was browsing with Christmas on my mind.
Sadly, the "print yarns" (the stripers with the exception of the greens) don't have nylon in them. But the solids do, and heels and toes are where you need nylon the most so they should be ok. Dad mostly wears his thick ones around the house anyway, so they get fairly light wear.
I won't be casting on for a while, but it's nice to know the yarn is ready for me when I do!
* The trick to this is to keep track. It's very easy to over-buy or misplace things if you're not careful. I collect everything in a large box, and I keep an excel sheet on my computer, where I track what I've got and for whom. I check in every month or so, and come October, I make a list of who I still need gifts for and try to finish things up before the end of November.