Friday, April 27, 2007
Today's Yarn Pr0n Friday is brought to you by our friends at Rowan. More specifically, Rowan Tapestry in Color 177 (Lead Mine).
This is a blend of 70% wool and 30% soybean protein fiber. How is yarn spun from soybean fiber? Beats me. But I was interested in testing it out. I think I'll probably turn these into some fingerless gloves at some point.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
OK, see that on the left? Those are Knitpicks color cards! Oh, SP, you know me and my addiction to Knitpicks so well. I mean, come on, I love that! And it will be ever so useful to me. Then there's also some Tofutsies yarn:
It's sock yarn made of 50% superwash wool, 25% soysilk, 22.5% cotton, and 2.5% chitin. That's chitin, as in fiber made from shrimp and crab shells, which is naturally antibacterial. I love that she sent me this! In addition to really liking the colors (you know how I loves me some purple), I love that it's such an unusual yarn. Then, there's this:
That would be 2 balls of Berroco Gem in Sphalerite. So sparkly and pretty - I'm thinking a little wrap perhaps?
Do you think I'm finished yet? Oh, no, not by a long shot. Sit back and relax, my friends. Let me show you some more:
That would be a knitted cupcake. With beads for sprinkles. This might possibly be one of the cutest things I've ever seen. Then there are these:
Some oh-so-pretty stitch markers. I've never had pretty stitch markers before, just the boring blue and pink rings. So me likey.
And last, but in no way least, are 2 bars of the yummiest milk chocolate (yes, I already tore into one to try :). Ahh, how could I not love a woman who sends me chocolate in the mail?
Well, I feel sufficiently spoiled! And to my wonderful Secret Pal, my sincerest thank you! You definitely made my day!
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Pattern: Baby Cable Rib socks from Sensational Knitted Socks
Friday, April 13, 2007
This is Bamboozle from Crystal Palace Yarns in the Blueberries-Grapes colorway. It is 55% bamboo, 24% cotton, and 21% elastic nylon. I've never worked with a bamboo yarn before, but I read about them in the latest IK and was intrigued.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
I was pretty pleased at how everything turned out. I was a little worried that I wasn't going to have enough yarn in the skein left over to make a decent sized scarf, but through the miracle of blocking, it all worked out fine. And the yarn ended up being really soft, especially after a washing. I liked how it all turned out, and I think Susie did, too (or, at least, that's what she told me :)
Friday, April 6, 2007
Sea Silk. And from what I see so far, this deserves all the praise it has received!
Monday, April 2, 2007
I don't know if it was just the post-skiing exhaustion each day, but I didn't do nearly the amount of knitting I thought I would. I fully intended to finish the other baby cable rib sock, and while I made some progress, I didn't finish it. But the trip was not a complete knitting bust - I found a lovely LYS in Steamboat (The Fiber Exchange) and splurged on a completely luxurious, completely unnecessary, and completely beautiful skein. I'll save pictures and more details for Friday.
And I'm still working on the WIP I teased about in my last post. It's coming along slowly but surely. Hopefully I'll have pics for you by the end of the week!