Friday, October 6

Yarno Friday

Go ahead, I can wait.

Dylan's Blue Depths, Alchemy Synchronicity
Dylan's Blue Depths, Alchemy Synchronicity, 50/50 silk/wool

Dylan's Blue Depths #2, Alchemy Synchronicity
Dylan's Blue Depths, Alchemy Synchronicity, 50/50 silk/wool

In honor of the upcoming Texas/OU game I thought I'd show my team spirit. I have 2 skeins of the Rowanspun that got thrown in with some Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece that I scored on eBay. That gives me about 324 yards to play with. It's wool wool which means it's not scratchy but it's not buttah, either. Maybe a felted hat.
Now, the Synchronicity is another matter altogether. When I'm curled up in the fetal position sucking my thumb and sobbing quietly, this is the yarn you'll find me clutching. I know it may not be hard wearing but, holy hand-dyed!, it feels good. And, one of these days, I'll stop hoarding it and actually knit something with it. Probably a blankie or, better yet,...a pillowcase!
Go Longhorns!
Rowanspun 4 Ply wool with undyed mohair from Henry's Attic

Those impossibly chirpy weather forecasters on our local news keep bleating, "Wow, July heat in October with no end in sight!" This is getting real old, real quick. While Lobstah is making apple butter and wooly gloves in Maine(sob!) and Hila and Annie are mad about tweed, my summer squash is blooming prolifically. As are the tomatoes. And the beans. And the cannas. We're still in t-shirts, sandals and sunscreen 24/7.

October HeatNeko naps
I'm frantically working on about 3 different projects. I have to finish swatching for the fat cable sweater pattern and then write it up. I'm trying to bang out another design with the Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk and I've got a Dr. Who scarf in the works for a godson in England. I'm scaling down the size of the scarf from 10 feet to 5, 10 inches wide to 6, as the kid is only 5 and knee high to a grasshopper. So, I'm off to knitknitknit!

10 comments:

turtlegirl76 said...

mmmm...beautiful pr0n. And a bonus fuzzy kitty at the end!

aija said...

Such beautiful pictures! I love online fridays :)

HPNY Knits said...

OMG! your yarn porn rocks! your camera's micro rocks!!!

sgeddes said...

I love the Alchemy! Great photos.

Magatha said...

The Dylan's Blue Depths is amazing, yarn and photograph!

stringthing said...

*gasp* wow i love that blue. yummy.

lobstah said...

Just think, if the apocalypse came and we were forced to survive on the fruits of our gardens, you would definitely be happier than me! I would be scraping the last bits of apple butter from the jar with my fingers and eating rock-hard green tomatoes from my sad, frosted vines.

Zonda said...

Ahhhh! That is lovely!!! Awesome job!

Hilde C. said...

Dylan's Blue Depths looks so wonderful! When I saw the picture I just wanted to touch it trough the screen. You really know how to take those pictures :-)

Dave said...

I could just dive into that yarn ... totally yummy.