Just a place where I can sit and write my thoughts on my newest passion. . . . . knitting. Hopefully, I will better document my progress throughout knitting and get in touch with others as obsessed as I am!

Friday, August 19, 2005

A new obsession to begin. . .

OMG, it's here! It's my very first drop spindle and roving. Here I go!!! Posted by Picasa

Well, it arrived and I immediately ripped open the packaging to get to it all. Did I research a gazillion articles on how to spin and what to do and proper technique and what to avoid? NAH! I read a few sentences in the photocopies that came with the spindle and off I went. Do I need to go back and do all those things? Heck Yeah! But I HAD to spin something???? See results below.

The roving - I feel sorry for it. It's so pretty to end up in my hands. Posted by Picasa

Better look at the color of the roving Posted by Picasa

Do you see what I see??? It's Yarn! Really nubby, uneven, probably not usable yarn, but it's YARN! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Obscenities to follow.. .be forewarned! ;->

The following posts contain images that may be offensive to some of my viewers. There WILL be YARN PORN. Please be advised and proceed accordingly. You have all been duly warned. Now on to our regularly scheduled program. . . . .

What is WRONG with me????? I have an illness, I truly do. I can NOT stop BUYING. I dream and I buy. I knit and I buy. I think I might just MAYBE want that yarn and I buy. HELP me. Stop the MADNESS!!!

Seriously though, when is enough, enough? I keep trying to find support and strength from my DH but he just smiles and says "it's OK honey, whatever makes you happy". What a guy, huh? In the meantime however, I am going to end up putting us into a pauper's home with all this yarn buying. Besides all the following yarns that I purchased over the last weekend, today I won an eBay auction for a (dare I admit it? OK, here goes). . . . a drop spindle and some agate wool roving. AUUUGH!!!!!!

Ok, so to make the following pictures even MORE obscene (doesn't seem really possible but it is my friends, trust me it is) you will NOT be seing an additional 4 skeins of koigu (2 in pink and 2 in green colorways) and 2 different sets of sock yarns (1 in pinks, cream and brown - napoleon ice cream like, and 1 other in blues & greens) because I gave them to my lovely sit n knit friends Royal Amy (seam-stressed from my links list) and my Sensay (sp?) Cheri (aka "polly pocket" from now on). So the obscenity was vastly greater than shown here. OK, here it is. . . . .

These are my 5 koigu's. I decided to make Charlotte's Web all in a single colorway. This isn't anywhere CLOSE to the colors. They are muted "earthy" tones. I will have to get a better shot. Posted by Picasa

This is a skein of hand maiden overdyed silk (on the left) and yarns plus hand painted 2/10 tencel. The yardage on these babies is outrageous (4,200 yards on the 2/10 tencil!!!) Posted by Picasa

My fleece artist hand-dyeds out of their wrappers. Aren't the colors amazing! Posted by Picasa

My sock yarn. Colors are much nicer in person. Posted by Picasa

The goods (minus 4 skeins of Koigu and 2 different sock yarns!) Posted by Picasa

SEE? Don't say I didn't warn you! Now, does anyone have the number of a 12 step program for addicted yarn buyers???????

Here are a few pix from this past weekend

First of all, I have yet to learn how to put multiple pictures into a single post so you will all have to scroll down to see the others. We had a good time as you can see in the next few pix. Aren't my boys handsome????

DS LOVED this bit of advertisement. Doesn't that look like it really came out of that wall? Posted by Picasa

Don't look down fellas!!!! Posted by Picasa

Here we are!  Posted by Picasa