touchability

Nov 28th, 2008 dyeing, work, yarn p8rn fridays

If you’ve been reading here for a long time, you probably know by now that I love texture, often judging yarns & their fabrics by their feel over their color, and also that I’m interested in less-ordinary animal fibers: camel, possum, and – in this case – bunnies. It’s no wonder then that I am so in love with this yarn: It’s Lorna’s Laces Angel,…

wip wendesday

Nov 26th, 2008 knitting

Since my finishing jag has cleaned up all my small works-in-progress, I got to start a new pair of socks to be my carry-along project, while my bigger projects await my efforts at home. I chose Wendy Johnson’s Costa Socks, because the diagonal lines are so visually striking, and because it’s such a nice use of the solid-color Secret Pal yarn (ONline Linie 2 Supersocke…

reddish to my repertoire

Nov 24th, 2008 knitting, other

I did it again… I started a quickie project that was fun to knit, instead of working on older items that need dedication & completing. I used the Sheep & Wool hat pattern, because I knew the colorwork would be fun, and these days I am just loving the look of Noro stripes and a solid background. I bought Noro Silk Garden (because I had…

hand hoodies

Nov 22nd, 2008 knitting

As promised, another “finished object” post, and another project whose fiddly, boring knitting is well outweighed by satisfaction with the completed items. I knitted these gloves for Rob, who is usually frustrated by the poor fit and loss of dexterity from various types of mass-produced gloves or mittens. He’s got big hands! –and he’s also just sensitive to that “helpless” feeling you can get from…

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…