silk sunshine

Sep 12th, 2008 yarn p8rn fridays

Remind me to return to these photos in the dead of winter when it feels like we haven’t seen the sun in months! I was lucky with a well-time sunbeam for this photoshoot, and this Claudia Silk Lace rewarded me with shimmering like a golden summer afternoon. The color name is “Marigold,” but to me it’s more like “Worth it’s Weight in Gold”! This skein…


Aug 29th, 2008 yarn p8rn fridays

A few weeks ago, I found myself in a yarn store and ended up picking up some Malabrigo to add to my stash. As I was taking these pictures, it occurred to me: For Malabrigo, I don’t feel like I have to explain myself. This yarn speaks for itself! As a matter of fact, I *did* have a project in mind when I bought this…

from the vault

Aug 22nd, 2008 dyeing, work, yarn p8rn fridays

Today’s feature is another in the category “I’ve had this yarn for a while, but I’m just getting around to photographing it.” It’s Lorna’s Sheperd Sock in 102 Mineshaft, and it’s from the first batch of multicolored yarn I ever dyed! That seems like a really long time ago now, yet I still don’t know what project these skeins will eventually go to. I do…


Aug 15th, 2008 patterns, yarn p8rn fridays

I’ll admit it. I did NOT want to be left out when the Loopy Ewe announced its limited edition 2nd anniversary sock kit. I’d really wanted to try the Handmaiden Casbah sock yarn anyway, and the special “Loopified” colorway was right up my alley. It also came with a generously sized coffee mug, which has been perfect for my morning knitting. But unlike some Loopy…

fiber friday

Aug 8th, 2008 spinning, swaps, yarn p8rn fridays

The other day, I had one of those funny mailbox moments– the kind that every Secret Pal participant lives for. When you find something in your mailbox and are stumped by “But I didn’t order anything.” It always takes a minute before it dawns on you– my secret pal sent me something awesome! (Insert happy dance here.) My secret pal – whoever she may be…