Monday, March 31, 2008

Look At What I Got!

Hey everyone! Thanks for the great feedback on my last post. It was an idea that kind of just developed as I wrote it. Anyway, since I was so serious last post, I decided to lighten things up a bit with some good ol' fashion yarn pr0n.

Last week as I was browsing my usual blogs, I fell upon Susie's blog and found out she was having a destash sale. At first, I fought the urge, saying, "I don't really need this stuff. Besides, I just wrote the post about yarn being much like designer hand bags and wouldn't that make me look like a hypocrite?" After a day of thinking about it, however, I felt that my purpose in writting the essay was not about scolding the knitting, or for that matter the crafting community, but more of an observation of how we knitters and consumers on a whole react to certain stimuli. It was then I decided, "Ah, what da hell!" and contacted Susie via e-mail to find out if she had sold the items that I coveted. Lo and behold, she hadn't and I placed an order IMMEDIATELY!!!! Two days later, I got this in the mail:

Some lovely Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Bittersweet and equally as beutiful Classic Elite Follies in some colorway I'm not sure of. Aren't they gorgeous?

As for the sock yarn, it has already been made into a ball and therefore needs a project assigned to it. Any suggestions? As for the Classic Elite, I looked on Ravelry and found out that the yarn unfortunately has been discontinued. I really don't know why. The reason being is first, the yarn is soft (a good mix of alpaca, wool and some synthetic material). Second, it is springy (which is due to the multiple plies and favorable twist). Third, I like the soothing quality of the color, which is rather odd seeing that I usually go for blood reds and deep purples. It is begging to become some type of cabled sweater (I have 18 70 yard skeins of this stuff). Maybe a cardigan? An aran? My own design? We'll have to wait and see.

Further into the box, I also stumbled upon this splendor:

What I had failed to mention in the beginning of this post is that Susie is the lovely proprietress of Perchance to Knit (also available at the Loopy Ewe). Personally hand dyed by Susie, the colors are right up my ally. BRIGHT, OBNOXIOUS, AND IN YOUR FACE!!! I LOVE IT!!! I have to admit, however that this skein was not apart of the original deal. Let's just say that Susie and I had some difficulty with making the sale (not any fault of her's, just my lack of understanding of how PayPal works). This glorious skein of sock yarn was placed in the package as a peace offering for the trouble. How freakin' cool is that?! Again, I'm not sure what this skein will be when it grows up. Maybe some plain Jane stocking stitch socks? Only time will tell.

That's all for now. I haven't posted any WIP's lately, but I do not want to overwhelm you guys (seeing that there are a lot for some reason). Therefore the pictures will be posted sporadically throughout the course of this week. Hope you like them.

Take care!


Valerie said...

Well chosen selections!

I'm looking forward to seeing your latest WIPs.

noblinknits said...

oh wow, I love all those yarns but that last one both makes my eyes hurt and my heart say i want it. wowowow. yum yum so scrummy. Bittersweet is the colour way that eventually got me knitting socks.