moody blues

Sep 21st, 2007 yarn p8rn fridays
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This week’s feature is hand-dyed sock yarn, selected and generously gifted by my secret pal. She rose to the challenge of finding sock yarn to match my new shoes. Here’s Karen’s Heavenly Creations Kona Superwash Australian Merino, in the aptly named colorway Moody Blues. This yarn, and the sneakers themselves, have been breaking down my previously held prejudice against the color combo blue & black….

speaking of brown..

Sep 14th, 2007 books, knitting, yarn p8rn fridays
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Today I bring you a blast from the stash! Here’s a leftover skein of Alpaca & Silk from Blue Sky Alpacas. Love this yarn, love that company! This skein and a tiny ball from another one have been marinating in my stash for the better part of a year, because the project from Naughty Needles didn’t fit too well, and I have yet to find…

Aug 31st, 2007 knitting, yarn p8rn fridays
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If you are reading this as part of Fiber Friday, I am in Belgium with my family! I’ve set this entry up to post automatically since I’ll be completely divorced from my techno-habits for once. I hope to use the vacation to get lots of knitting done on the gym slip in the hotel and in transit. My Clapotis, on the other hand, has suffered…

fiber friday & gym slip progress

Aug 23rd, 2007 books, knitting, pets, yarn p8rn fridays
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Jaegar Extra Fine Merino is a discontinued yarn, so I was able to get enough of it for the Gym Slip Dress on a nice discount. That doesn’t mean I’d use it as a kitty bed though! It’s very fine stuff, extremely soft and especially springy. Knitting with is has been extremely delightful, but in this project, it’s the dream of the finished garment that…

bonsai bamboo

Aug 17th, 2007 swaps, yarn p8rn fridays
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This week’s yarn pern is actually not my stash, but soon to be in the stash of my secret pal.. I hope she’s not reading this! However, in the time between buying it for her and taking this pictures on the back porch this sunny morning, I’ve fallen completely in love with it and now I’m dreaming about owning some myself… Berroco Bonsai is a…