Monday, January 15, 2007

Yarn Pr0n Monday~!

Sigh. I started this and then Firefox decided to crash and burn on me. Hopefully this time I'll be successful. So I've decided to not wait to have a sock yarn pr0n Friday, I moved it up to Monday! First up, the delinquent photos of my purchases from Knitting Arts in Saratoga from last week. This is my Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in colorway 222 Sweetie. So gorgeous:

Next up is Filatura Di Crosa Baby for Tahki Stacy Charles in colorway 407. (Quick, alert the media, I bought something other than sock yarn!)

This is going to be used to make a pair of Fetching fingerless gloves for a friend's daughter.

On the day that I went to KA, I got my January sock yarn from Posh Yarn. Mmm posh indeed. This is their Lucia sock yarn in Twinkle:

Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of finally heading over to the OCK's house to dye some of the Knit Picks undyed superwash sock yarn! I dyed one batch in a rainbow colorway and the second batch was a hand paint in a mixture of red/orange/yellow. Man does this stuff still smell yummy:

I may just have to ball one or both of these up soon and knit a swatch to see what I get. It's so pretty. More pix to come I'm sure as the day was documented!

So then today while I was on my way back from getting my car repaired (after the bill I am convinced that the damn thing knows that it is now paid off), I decided to pop on into Full Thread Ahead in Los Altos on my way home. I was too enthralled by the fact that they had Fleece Artist in stock. (Though I just looked at their webpage and wow did they have a lot of Fleece Artist when it came in! They're down to under 20 skeins now I'm sure.)

First up from my FTA haul then is the Fleece Artist. This is the Nova Socks Kit in the colorway Blue Lagoon:

I think my favorite thing about this is the lovely variegation this yarn gets. It is random splotches of color without a big pooling effect. Very nice.

I also picked up a skein of Cherry Tree Hill's Glitz Supersock in the colorway Life's a Beach:

Very very nice shades of green/turquoise/mustard yellow. This one should be divine to knit with. Cherry Tree Hill has discontinued all of their non-sock yarn merino wool yarns so that they can devote their entire merino wool supply to their sock yarns. Nice to know (I'm a selfish sock yarn hoarder, what can I say) but it is a bit sad because they really do make some beautiful yarn.

My last purchase is actually a kind of amusing one. I totally forgot that my friend Cynthia sent me a link to this yarn and I thought "Oh yuck, shrimp and crab shell chitin!!" and then when I got home, I remembered that the whole "chitin" thing on the label was this stuff. haha So it doesn't feel grody at all, and according to their page on this stuff, they say that because of the chitin, it's naturally anti-bacterial. Yipee. (but still, seriously.. eww.) So this is SWTC Tofutsies (Toe-foot-sies!) in colorway 723 Put Your Foot Down. Pretty fine stuff, this one is gonna be on US 1 needles I think.

I am very happy. Some super lovely sock yarn is now in my hot little hands. Though I am sure it's not the last since I kind of-sort of paid for my Socks that Rock Club membership last week.. (I need to do the opposite of Wendy's 2007 Knit from your stash club and not buy any sock yarn for quite some time... on her stash knit, she has the clause that sock yarn is able to still be purchased because it is sock yarn.. I think I need a clause that I can buy any yarn as long as it ISN'T sock yarn! Though, I don't post the pics of my cotton yarns. I am quite enamored of them as well, though most of them are a few bux compared to the $12-20 the sock yarns run!)

It is now late o'clock and I need to get to sleep. Morning is going to come too fast!!

1 comment:

DaFawnz said...

Terrible, terrible porn... I really like that Tofutsies, looks very nice and shiny. I'll have to try rubbing some sometime. The dyed yarn looks wonderful in the pics. I haven't had time to edit and post those pics yet, sorry. I got a huge new to me monitor today (wow I'm at 19" up from 15" I am living the high life...) Look at all that sock yarn.. better get knitting!