12 June 2007

Yarn Pr0n

Look at this lot. Oh yum.

fluidpudding sock yarn

I wish you could reach through your screen and experience the incredible soft gorgeousness of this sock yarn, which was part of a swap with the interweb’s most famous pudding. It’s going right to the top of the TBK (To Be Knit) pile. Right after I finish all the projects on the needles that is, like the socks for Son #1, more baby socks, the other baby sandal, the cherry hat, the Pearl Buck, the Anjuli Jacket, oh god the shame. Is it normal to have this many projects on the go concurrently? Or is it a sickness?

Don’t answer that. Instead, help me with this.

bluey-green

The yarn (3 little balls of 25 grams each) and the fabric (a Jacqui E size 18 blouse from the op shop, purchased so I could perpetrate mayhem on its teal gloriousness and refashion it into something else) were a happy accident. Purchased from the same op shop, but a week apart, I have them sitting in my study together while I ponder the perfect project. Some sort of soft toy that incorporates fabric and wool? A clever item of clothing?

Help me?

Pretty please?



In other riveting news, my kitchen was ripped out today amid much dust, noise and swearing from tradesmen who DO NOT ENJOY mudbrick houses. And it’s baked beans on the camping stove for the next week I believe.

23 comments:

shula said...

A teddy.

Trust me.

I have a magnificent pattern for one that is outrageously simple, and all worked in one piece.

Martina said...

It is a sickness. You are not alone. Don't be afraid!

blackbird said...

Only a week of beans on the campstove?
That's not too bad...

Janet said...

all I can think of is mixed medium crochet rag ruggy cushion cover thingies. I am obsessed.

Will your family eat snacks for dinner? ie bready/crackery things with cheese, olives and hummus from a tub and bits of tomato, cucumber and avocado. We have it surpsingly often. As a change from baked beans.

MsCellania said...

This post makes me want to run to the yarn shop.
Or maybe just fly to your house. For the campfire beans.

sueeeus said...

...beans, beans, they're good for your heart...

...what coincidentally wonderful blues!

...and, OOOH! Can't wait to see what you've chosen for your kitchen!!!

meggie said...

Ooh lovely tealy shades for creation. The Teddy sounds nice..

My cousin had a self made/built mud house- the rammed variety. He was such a handyman he fitted the most gorgeous awesome kitchen himself. That beautiful house, which should have stood forever, has now been ripped down, in the name of progress & greed. Not by him, I might just add!

daysgoby said...

So many beginnings!

That blue is gorgeous!

BrownPants said...

You mean that's ALL the projects you have at the moment? I think that's very restrained :)

victoria said...

I figure there are way worse addictions to have than knitting and a short attention span....I made myself not cast on any new items for the month of April in an attempt to clear out all my works in progress...and I cheated. Now, who in the hell was I cheating? What an idiot.....
Just know you're in good company....

Lee said...

Startitis is, I believe, as disease of the truly intelligent knitter and one who believes herself capable of warping the space/time continuum. :)

elena jane said...

only a week? that's not long...pretty blue :)

String Bean said...

Even though you said not to I'm going to answer that question. Yes, it's perfectly normal. In fact, I believe you're a little bit under the current number of Thingas On The Needles. You'd better cast on for a couple more projects. I currently have 15 projects going. Granted, I'm only really working on 4 of them, but still...

Ex-Shammickite said...

Ahhhh a new kitchen.
And multi-stuff piled on the dining room table.
And knitting to be finished.
And baked beans on the camp stove.......
Sound a lot like MY house!

amy said...

It's the result of having the constant desire to create. I understand...

What about an octopus? What color wool, lavender?

My float said...

It's a sickness. But a good one. Like, addiction to books.

Those yarns look absolutely glorious, they seem to shimmer.

Good luck with the kitchen. I'm glad we're doing things at the house before we move in.

Any chance of photos of the revamped kitchen, by the way?

tut-tut said...

What is the gorgeous sock yarn?

A new kitchen is worth the wait.

nutmeg said...

Am very intrigued by your new kitchen - "the pain is worth the gain" - keep that in mind when the beans get a bit much ;-)

And I loved your aubergine walls too.

zoesquid said...

We just had our kitchen done - trust me, its worth the wait - I'll be posting pics soon. In the mean time - love your blog. Ive just started mine and would love to add you to my faves if thats ok?
Regards
zoesquid

Elizabeth said...

Well, I have no suggestion for the blue wool and fabric, I just keep checking back for finished kitchen pictures...

Isabelle said...

I don't have the knitting bug but the wool does look nice - and so will your kitchen, eventually. Baked beans are so good for the digestion, anyway.

Kim said...

Where are you!?!

Molly said...

Isabelle is so ladylike.Over here we say "beans, beans, good for the heart, the more you eat......" Maybe I should stop there and maintain a semblance of decorum. The colours of that first skein---so delicious as to be edible!