lacey & lamb

Nov 21st, 2008 yarn p8rn fridays

Today’s feature has been in my stash for a few months now, ever since a yarn foray to Three Bags Full in Northbrook, IL. Some coworkers and I went up there for the sole reason that we hadn’t been to that shop before, and I absolutely could not resist purchasing this Jade Sapphire Lacey Lamb in RED. It’s so soft. Once I touched it, I…


Nov 14th, 2008 dyeing, work, yarn p8rn fridays

A while back, when Rob saw me knitting the first of the Transition Gloves, he let me know that he really liked the color gradient design in the colowork, and wanted a pair. I am going to knit his pair larger than the pattern’s large size (which is still a ladies’ size) by using slightly thicker yarn and bumping up the needle sizes one notch….

give me a W

Nov 7th, 2008 swaps, yarn p8rn fridays

Ok, so I never really joined the Wollmeise frenzy. Of course I knew the colors are beautiful, but I couldn’t see the rationale of fighting to get the few available skeins, not when yarn is supposed to be a fun hobby (as opposed to something to end up upset about!). However, when your Secret Pal is in Germany, there exists a possibility…. Victor was amazing…

actual size

Oct 31st, 2008 work, yarn p8rn fridays

Last weekend, I noticed someone on Ravelry stash a skein of Actual Size sock yarn, and I simply had to head over to Etsy to see who was dyeing that awesome yarn. I bought this skein because its colors seemed perfectly appropriate for the season and for this Octobery edition of Fiber Fridays! I love the colorway “Owl and Acorn” because of its orange and…

soft & fuzzy

Oct 24th, 2008 yarn p8rn fridays

We are coming to that time of year that every knit-blogger fears & loathes, the dark-when-you-leave, dark-when-you-get-home season of poor opportunities for photoshoots. To compensate, I am trying to plan ahead a little on my blog content… I have two posts’ subjects already planned out, and although one of them needs photos, at least I have warning to find time to take them before I’m…