Thursday, May 18, 2006

Woohoo, my luxury fibers are here!

With the sense of STASH PRIDE ...

When I got home yesterday, these indescribable, soft and luxurious fibers were waiting for me. My package from Make One Yarn Studio, a Calgary knitting yarn & fiber arts shop was a pure joy to open. Well actually it was what I purchased from the gift certificate I won at Warming Grace from Two Wooden Sticks. This is what I call REALLY nice, nice, nice yarn! Just feeling it is a joy of undescribable pleasure. I can imagine what it's going to be like to knit with it. But I'm thinking carefully and listening to what the yarn tells me it wants to be. Yup, yarn talks to me. Call me nuts ... but I've got the fever and yah, yarn is now talking to me!

On a normal shopping order for my usual knitting project, I would have passed this yarn by due to the expense. Whoever heard of Rhonda paying $25.00 for STORE BOUGHT socks, never mind the yarn to knit a pair? I could go into debt buying this yarn. And the Lion & Lamb for a sweater, for instance would cost me a fortune to cover this body. I would have passed it up for less expensive yarn surely. BUT this time I couldn't. In fact, I ordered a little more than the total on the certificate I had won because I couldn't make up my mind on the color or the brand of yarn for socks. Luxury socks! Well I wanted BOTH of the yarns I got and why not give Make1Yarn some extra business right? Here's what I got ...


A) 2 skeins of Lorna's Laces Lion & Lamb hand-dyed 50% silk & 50% wool in Sand Ridge colorway. So soft! So yummy! So knittable! Femiknit Mafia suggested I knit Clapotis from Knitty.com with the Lion & Lamb. So I'm knitting it as a small wrap I think. M-m-m-m, but I'm still thinking on it and will admirer the yarn for awhile before I begin. Besides, I have a few WIPs to finish right now anyway.




B) 2 skeins of Lorna's Laces hand-dyed Shepard Sock in Jungle Stripes colorway. Oooooohh, I'm going to LOVE these socks! The color combo is to die for. I can just imagine what they're going to feel like when I wear them. Oh yes, these socks will be on my feet by next winter I think ...




and last but certainly not least ...



C) 2 skeins of Art yarns Ultramerino04 100% Luxury Merino Wool in a multi Pink colorway. The color is not as vibrant as I had hoped for but may show up differently when knit up. And what am I going to knit? More socks of course!



Between Socks & Dolls, where does it end?

5 comments:

amanda said...

Good for you! It all looks divine :o)

Shelley said...

The yarn is fabulous! I'm so envious!!

Dipsy D. said...

Gosh, I can't believe what amazingly fabulous yarn you got, I got quite jealous seeing it and wanted to jump right into the PC and grab it! Yep, I got the fever too it seems! :)
Amazing color choices, I couldn't even tell which one I like best - perhaps the green/purple one? Hm - or the multi Pink colorway??? All of them!!! I'm so curious already to see what this yarn tells you what it wants to be - I'm definitely not laughing at you here, I do believe that there's a special destiny for each and every yarn, and it'll sure lead you there! Have fun knitting with it!

aija said...

Wow!! I was a winner too from the Warming Grace project (waiting for my package!)-- you made some great choices!!

Cynthia said...

Nice job Rhonda! Those of us already in the stash fold are happy to count you in our numbers...LOL. I love the yarns; you are going to love to knit with them. I see some STR in your future Rhonda...you will never be the same!