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May 9th, 2008 memes, swaps, yarn p8rn fridays

Here’s a little gem I’ve been hording since a recent Loopy Ewe sneak up… Yarn Nerd 900 Mhz Merino sock yarn! I love this colorway, “Absolute Zero.” I’m really attracted to those more subtly variegated colorways these days, sometimes they just show off stitch patterns so much better than the higher contrast skeins. This yarn is tentatively planned for Uptown Boot Socks, which is one…

Robyn’s egg blue

May 2nd, 2008 yarn p8rn fridays

It may be May, but I’m still revelling in my receipt of the Robyn’s Nest Sock Club for April. It’s one of those convenient clubs were you can pick and choose which months to participate, instead of having to pay a large sum up front. Each month’s installment is from a different dyer and designer, and for April I got Zen Yarn Garden Superwash Sock…

and/or

Apr 25th, 2008 yarn p8rn fridays

Here’s another yarn from the vault of “I’m not sure when or what I’ll ever knit with this, but I love it anyway.” It’s Paca-Peds sock yarn from the Alpaca Yarn Company: The colorway name is “Caribbean Chocolate,” but I think a more appropriate name would be Caribbean AND Chocolate, since the brown and the blue play nicely together but don’t blend. I haven’t been…

sock walking

Apr 18th, 2008 knitting, work, yarn p8rn fridays

Today’s fiber selection is showing its age a little bit… which for me was all the more reason to start knitting with it immediately! It’s discontinued Lana Grossa Meilenweit Scala that I got this week from Amanda, my coworker. As a long-time Lorna’s employee she has quite a yarn stash… but she doesn’t really knit! (Can you imagine?) So when she realized she had stashed…

fiber frazzle

Apr 11th, 2008 yarn p8rn fridays
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I’ve been having an exhausting week of errands & cleaning, dyeing yarn & working, and making dedicated progress on my cardigan project (progress photos this weekend hopefully). It’s overloaded times like these that I can’t even fathom what kind of project (and when) I’ll make with gorgeous yarn like this:   I have so many knitting & design projects queued for the imminent future, that…