Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Yarn Pornz

It's been a busy couple of days. I've been designing and knitting, knitting and photographing, photographing and redesigning...

You get the picture.

2/3 of my prototypes are done for this little ebook I'd like to assemble. The final (and largest) won't be done until April, so I'm kind of waffling about what I want to do at this point. I may release a pattern this week and then another next week and go from there. And I still have so many ideas stewing about in this noggin of mine.

We've gotten in some GORGEOUS, gorgeous yarn at the shop lately. I can't even stand how beautiful it is.

Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light

Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light. I've managed to accumulate six skeins since it arrived last Friday. These skeins are just so saturated with color and each one is a little unique, so even after you've *finally* narrowed your selection down to one skein you still have a difficult decision to make. And the names are great too! Molly Ringwald? Betty Draper's Blues? Georgia O'Keefe? See, it's just like I said: you need at least six. And did I mention that I have three more stashed away?

Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Crumble & Blackcurrant
Including these two bad boys right here. You can't buy just one; they look so nice together!

Monkeyshines, Tomfoolery,  Hullabaloo, Shenanigans, Kerfuffle
Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock. These colors are all new for Spring 2011 and I nearly died when I unpacked them the other week. With whimsical names like Hullabaloo and Kerfuffle, Lorna's Laces again pleases those who appreciate the little things like names and clever labels (like me!). Now, I haven't used Shepherd Sock yet, but I think that I am in dire need of owning Kerfuffle. And Monkeyshines.

Malabrigo Rasta in Soriano
Let me tell you. This yarn is HOT right now. Or it was when there was still the scent of blizzard in the air. Our first shipment of Malabrigo Book 3 and Malabrigo Rasta flew off the shelf. The booklet was so successful that it had to go into reprint ASAP, leading some people to wait nearly 2 months for it.
Laser cowl from Bitchin' Stitches

This yarn is so soft and yummy. One skein of this super bulky yarn is enough to make a cowl or hat. While waiting for Book 3 to arrive, I designed my Laser cowl out of color "Laguna Negra." This colorway featured above, Soriano, is still my all time favorite colorway that we have gotten in. The dark, dark purples and blues and shocks of yellow make this skein remind me of a summer storm.

And, after all that yarn pornz, I am spent. Well, I guess there is time for one more ;)

Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK in Fjord, Blackcurrant & Iris

Check back at the end of the week for some design sneak peaks.

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