Thursday, May 13, 2010

Really terrible yarn pictures.

Or, multiple reasons that I should be glad that I am not going to drive to Kentucky for the Sheep and Wool Festival this weekend. (Not seeing Courtney= sad.)Reason number 1: Emerald Green Louet Euroflax. Got this one at Charlotte Yarn when we went on the previously unblogged-about trip to see Wendy of Wendy Knits. Fun was had by all! In reality, it is neither blurry nor dark as night. I am going to make the Lace Saddle Tee from the new Interweave Knits out of this one. It feels like kitchen twine right now, but I am hopeful that it will turn out like my very favorite linen sweater, all flow-y and drape-y. Fingers crossed!Reason number 2: (No particular order to the show and tell, btw.) Here is a Mini Mochi rainbow that I just got for me, for fun. I am picturing some seriously funky rainbow socks, toe-up Jaywalkers or something. Everyone deserves rainbow socks, right?
Reason number 3: Expensive and irresistible, bought on complete impulse on the same trip to Charlotte Yarn. I have no earthly idea what I will do with 900 yards of teal laceweight, but MAN should you feel this stuff! Soft like bunnies. Dreamy and even. Sigh. Complete yarn lust!
Reason number 4: Pile of pink prettiness.... Berroco Weekend. Pink as a baby's butt. Got THIS one a couple of weeks ago at Island Knits to make Romi from one of their leaflets from this season. As much as I hate to do the predictable, Kingscot taught me that I should listen when the designer recommends a yarn. Especially a Berroco yarn! I am always iffy about working with cotton for the usual reasons, lack of elasticity, heaviness, etc., but this one has quite a bit of acrylic content which seems to lighten it up. We shall see, I guess.
And last but CERTAINLY not least, reason number 5: Cue the angels singing. Bring on the beams of celestial light. I present to you, dear readers, the most sublimely perfect-for-me yarn ever manufactured- Ta-duh! Dream in Color Starry in (wait for it!) Flamingo Pie!! I picked it up before I knew that this beautiful skein was made just for me.... Serendipity!

Anyway, for those of you doing mental math, you have probably figured out that the enormous amount of money I have spent on yarn recently makes a trip from SC to KY financially foolish right now. And lets face it, do I REALLY need more yarn this summer???

Yarn love.


~RaenWa~ said...

Oh I am loving the Flamingo Pie its a gorgeous color. I agree that Mini Mochi would make some killer socks.

Where the nodding violets grow said...

I know, yarn is just too difficult to resist. It is much better not to go or you will never come back empty handed. I love the pink yarn.

Laurie said...

Flamingo Pie is beautiful! I picked up a couple balls of that rainbow Mini Mochi a couple weeks ago (also a couple balls of Autumn Rainbow and Feldspar). I'm making Citron shawls with them. Already have one in Jungle that is just about finished and is gorgeous!