Saturday, January 27, 2007

The Temptation that is Madrona

Too tired to really feel lyrical or witty or anything that requires too much thinking. So how about some vicarious stash enhancement? Stood in front of an entire wall of Socks that Rock yarn from Blue Moon Fiber Arts and let myself be dazzled by the colors. So I picked this one which is Thistle. Check out what it looks like wound into a cake. (Caution, drooling can short circuit a keyboard.)

So I cast on a sock this morning and this is what I've done so far:

Now before you continue scrolling if you love natural yarns and have a weak heart, or suffer from incurable jealousy, take whatever medication you need before you look at my Toots Le Blanc treasures:

50% Alpaca/50% Jacob Worsted. Pure heaven. And just in case you aren't convinced:

Finally, I'm a huge sucker for reds and this hand dye Mohair and Coopworth Lamb's Wool from RainShadow Farm has just the right red with hints of cranberry. The picture in no way does it justice, so you'll just have to believe me. If you don't hate me--because I bought every skein they had in this dye lot.

More next week about the classes and such. Because yes, I actually made it out of the marketplace and went to some wonderful classes.


tiennieknits said...

Dang! I am jealous but I got my first socks that rock in the mail too.

Elizabeth said...

Tiennie, that wall of Socks that Rock was like knitter's crack. People were just standing there dazzled--all the colors and so many skeins to choose from. I had a horrible time choosing, but resisted the urge to buy more than one because I am such a SLOW sock knitter.