Sunday, October 3, 2010

Beyond pr0n

I'm often somewhat bemused by the fact that I rarely have any actual knitting or knit-related content to share with you on this blog. I mean - when you spend as much time as I do thinking about knitting, yarn, patterns, etc.... you'd think there'd be more knitting content, you know? And then every once in a while, the planets align, the Fates converge, and I've got a veritable cornucopia of knitty goodness to share with you.

Today's one of those days, my friends. We're going to move beyond pr0n today and into straight, x-rated yarn PORN. So sit back, enjoy, and smoke 'em if you got 'em.

As I mentioned a few posts back, I fell off the yarn diet wagon last week.... Pffff, who am I kidding? I didn't "fall off the wagon", I dove off that sucker head first, with nothing but my credit card to shield my fall.

Viola's fancy sock in the Moonlit Heather colourway. 437 yards of alpaca, cashmere and silk. I'm thinking Juneberry right now (you know, when I can stop petting it and actually form coherent thought).

Viola's merino fingering, North Sea colourway (the top of the photo is closer to the actual colour). I bought this thinking it would be a good fit for Celeano, but Phil has zoomed in on it like a buzzard over a dying animal in the desert, so it might turn into man-socks... (which would only mean I'd have to buy more for the shawl! Hmmmmmmm).

I also had a lovely lunch with Robyn this week and was surprised by a birthday gift that she'd been holding onto for 3 months. I can never get over this woman's generosity and thoughtfulness!

2 skeins of Flock of Feathers sock, in a lovely pale pink shade that Émilie has already called dibs on.
A skein of Magenta Colinette Jitterbug. I've owned a few skeins of this yarn but always ended up gifting or trading it, so this one's MINE!

A ball of Louisa Harding Mulberry (DK, 100% silk) in a lovely shade of purple that apparently had my name on it.

And last but definitely not least, 2 sets of lovely handmade buttons as well as some great safety-pin stitch markers (I didn't think you'd need a picture of those, heh).

Thanks so much for such a lovely gift, Robyn!

Whew! I was going to share some recent FOs as well, but I think I'm going to save it for another post. I don't want to spoil you, after all...

(OK that's a lie. I've already been working on this post for an hour, and I want to get my knit on, heh.)

Happy Knitting Everyone!


Laurie said...

Whoa...hose me down... LOL! Seriously gorgeous yarns, especially the pink...there I go with the pink yarn thing again. I don't even LIKE pink...unless it's yarn. Love the little sheepy buttons, too.

Alrischa said...

I want to reach into the computer and squeeeeeze that DK silk! What a beautiful color, too!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

You are soooooooooo very welcome for the birthday gift. I've had it to give to you for a while now, we just had very busy summers it seems!

Great stash enhancement, I've never heard of Viola? New line of yarn? I can't wait to see what you make out of everything.

You totally called it at lunch that Emilie would call dibs on the pink yarn! (Especially now that her hat blew away).

Yes, the Silk yarn had your name on it. I almost didn't get it for you since there was only one skein, but I had to. It was soooo soft. And I figured there was enough yardage to make something for the neck. Cuz silk needs to be around the neck.

Sereknitty said...

Ooooo, I have some of that dk silk in a coral/copper colour. It's gorgeous to work with!

Nice haul! Don't you love it when your birthday lasts more than one day? :)

chudoland said...

Wow! what stash! what do you project for DK silk?