Friday, October 07, 2005

Yarn Porn and Bon Voyage

Since I won't have computer access on "Yarn Porn Monday", I figured I'd mix things up a little with a special edition of Yarn Porn Friday. However, I've decided that compared to other yarn porn postings I've seen, mine is pretty sad. I guess I'm just going to have to start ordering / buying more yarn. Oh, by the way, I stumbled upon a bog I had never read before called Major Knitter and found a link to this cool looking yarn store that is so close to me and I didn't even know existed!! How can that be? I can't wait to check it out after we get back from the cruise. (Yes, I did try to figure out if I had time to squeeze in a trip this morning, but I've decided some restraint would be better . . . . or else Sweetpea might put me in restraints!!!)

Okay, on to the yarn porn, courtesy of Knit Picks!!

The top two balls are Essential in Ash . . . for my very first pair of socks. If all goes well, they will be FO's by the time I disembark from the ship and I'll post them upon my return!!! By the way, thanks Keohinani for the suggestion to knit them on two circular needles. Unfortunately, I don't have one circular needle in the correct size for socks - let alone two - but I'll order some when I get back and try that for my next pair!! The yarn on the bottom is Wool of the Andes in Cranberry. I thought the color was great and ordered it thinking I could surely make some pretty nice Christmas presents with it!!

However, after receiving the gifts from my Secret Pal, I couldn't help but notice how nice it looks with the Debbie Bliss SoHo yarn. So I may have to "steal" some of it to knit something for myself!! I know, I'm just shameless.

This last yarn is Sierra, one skein in Coal and one skein in Tide. I have some good plans for this here yarn . . . plans that can not yet be divulged. You understand, right? I mean, I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you . . . and I like you all far to much!!

All of these yarns are really nice. Soft and cuddly (especially the sock yarn) and the colors are all beautiful. I'm really starting to get into this yarn buying thing, and I think I'm becoming more and more of a yarn snob. I was at the craft store the other day, and wasn't even tempted to buy any of the yarn there . . . . because it just didn't seem as nice as the yarns you see here. Oh no, it's all downhill from here!!

By the way, I just wanted to mention that I posted the pictures for my last couple of posts using Hello from Picasa and it works really well. It take a little figuring out, but it gives you so much more control over the pictures than blogger does. You can size them to any size (not just the three options on blogger) and also add borders and captions. The only downside is that when you send them, they immediately publish as a new post, which I then remove by re-saving as a draft until I've added my post text. (But maybe you can send them as a draft and I just haven't figured that out yet??)

Well, blog pals, that's it for me. My dad will be here in four hours to drive us to the ship. I'm not done packing. And I need to get to the eye doctor to pick up new glasses (that I might actually wear in public - that's a new thing for me). So I'm off on vacation. I'll miss you guys!!

6 comments:

Lolly said...

Have a WONDERFUL time!!!

I would love to hear more about that Sierra... I have a project in mind for that, but I want to know more about how it knits up :)

keohinani said...

have fun on your trip! and hey, yarn porn is yarn porn. don't think less of your yarn; if it's the best within your means and you think the world of what you have, it's not any less great! if you wanna get technical, you could divide into hardcore or softcore, but that's just wrong on so many levels...
btw, you could also try the magic loop technique for socks where you do a sock on one circular needle...the needle would be fairly long, maybe 24" or longer. you can look it up when you get back.

candsmom said...

Yarn porn Friday, huh? Love it!! I'd love to know how Essential knits up..I was hoping to order a few skeins soon. That cranberry color is so pretty! It DOES go really well with the SoHo. Thanks for the tip on Picasa, too. I'm sooo low tech, I really need to come into the millenium. :P

Have a wonderful trip, Karen!! We're going to miss you, too! Have lots of fun for us!

knittinmom said...

Mmm, yarn. Lovely. Don't ya just love Knit Picks? Have a great trip - can't wait to hear all about it!

christine said...

Have a great cruise.........eat, eat, eat, eat.....knit,knit,knit, and some other stuff too....

Jen said...

Have a fabulous time! Can't wait to see pictures when you get back.

I'm too ashamed of my yarn purchasing habits to flash my stash. It's a lot like tribbles.

did you start posting pictures with Hello from Picasa because BLOGGER HATES EVERYONE?

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