Saturday, May 15, 2010


I know my husband wonders why I have so much yarn. Sometimes I wonder to, but not usually. It's the possibilities - they are endless.

Every skein of yarn just has this thing about it....the unknown, the creativeness, the possibilities of what it could be.

Maybe it's just me. Or maybe it's just women. I think we are naturally born to create. God gave us the task of helping him bring new life into this world and I think that makes us naturally want to create. I know for me, the idea that every skein of yarn is a new beginning, a new adventure, a new possibility really gets my blood flowing.

Is it socks? A sweater? Will it warm someone's hands, neck? Will it be a new toy to bring a smile to a toddler's face? There is just so much it could be.

I mean, just look at those colors. They are soooooo mesmerizing. This is Paton's Kroy Sock Yarn. I've never used it before, but this color combination makes me want to knit it now. They call it "Clover Colors", which I think does it no justice at all.

Then you have something totally lush and seductive like this - Malabrigo Silky Merino, 50% silk, 50% merino wool. Malabrigo brand is known for it's softness anyway. But with that added silk content it is just as soft as a new baby's bottom against your skin. I can't wait to see what these skeins form into. Maybe a sweater for me (yes, I have enough of this for a sweater, it was on sale!!) or maybe a bunch of other projects, as shawl or two, some scarves, a baby blanket, I don't know. For now, I am just going to pet it.

The deep rich hues of this red have me thinking of tulips, and love, and hearts. Oh, and it is so cozy, and squishy, and cushiony.....oooooo......I just can't get enough of feeling this beautiful yarn. It's Madelinetosh Tosh Merino, a 1-ply 100% Merino Wool yarn. In case you can't tell, I love natural fibers. There is nothing like real 100% wool to keep you snug as a bug. This yarn is slated for trim on a baby sweater I want to make out of the same wool in a colorway called "Nutmeg".

Finally, Smooshy. Yes, the yarn is actually called "Smooshy". It's by Dream in Color. It's a fingering weight superwash wool, mostly intended for socks. But to be honest, I have no idea exactly what I will make out of this. The color is "Beach Fog". In the search I did on Ravelry to see what the colorway looks like knit up it was very blue/green. In fact, this skein has blues, greens, purple, and the slightest bit of an orangey-brown. It's to "dye" for (hee hee). I have a sock pattern this would go great with (Rivendell Socks), but I could also see this as a shawl, or some baby clothes, or I could just keep it on the counter and caress it every few hours for the rest of my life.
There is just so much you can do. I love that I can turn string into something wearable. I love the process and the finished product. I love the imagining and dreaming (yes, I dream about yarn and knitting and stitch patterns. I know, weird). The possibilities are what keep me coming back for more.
And no sweetie, it's not gonna stop.


Anonymous said...

Wow. Yarn freakin' rocks.

happydad said...

If she would touch me as much as she touchs the yarn, I would turn happy colors too. We go on rides and she never sees what is going on aroud us. It is a sickness. If I just sat and looked at a bunch of sheep hair I'd be locked up in a funny farm. But for some reason this is normal in the world. I will never understand. It must be like when I get a new gun and I have to touch it and feel the cold steel in my hand. Then I take is out to shoot it the gun warms up in my hand and we fit together like a glove. But the only thing that I see in my dreams is blood spatter. Now if that don't freak you out, you need to come out with me and shoot.

In A Sea Of Boys said...

Hey happydad... yeah... about that "touching" comment... what # papoose is this?

happydad said...

So she touched me 3 times. But that's out of 8 years. :)

Anonymous said...

This post made me smile. I'm not crazy after all. Or maybe we are both crazy together... I think about my yarn and what it can be ALL THE TIME. Casting on is fun, and I enjoy knitting it into something. I love giving it away after I have turned it into something useful. But there are few things as exciting as a new ball of yarn. (And that clover colors made an awesome hat for my cousin last year. The colors came out in unexpected ways. Very fun yarn.)