18 July 2006

Yarn Porn!

I went to lunch with a friend today. My choice, so I decided on my favorite Thai restaurant.

Now, there is some debate on whether I like this restaurant because the food is good *and* cheap - a plus for any poor college student - or if it's because it's across the street from my LYS.

So I stopped in and picked up some lovely Cascade 220 for evil felting purposes.

The purple is more of a dark periwinkle (colorway 8888) and the black is, well, black (colorway 8555). I'm going to use this yarn to make the pirate bag posted in the LJ community "Knitting" by kightp.





Cascade 220 - Color 9456
Originally uploaded by AK_neve.
This blue is actually more of a denim than turquoise. The planned use for it is to recreate my Skull Tote from Hello Yarn. Unfortunately, they did not have enough of the grey I wanted to pair with it, so that will have to wait. The colorway for the grey is 4002. *pout*

At least I have the colorway so I can match it up. And this post as a reminder for me to get it done.

I plan to recreate the Skull Tote done in double knitting, and I think I'm going to work it bottom up, just as soon as I figure out how many stitches I'd need to make it work. I think that would alleviate the hourglass figure. Good on women, bad on tote bags.




I love this green. Love it. Want to marry it. It's in the Cascade 220 "Heathers" collection - which, of course, makes me think of the 80's movie. Though I don't think it's a color any of the Heathers would wear...

I'm getting sidetracked.

This yummy yarn is going to be used to make the French Market Bag from the Winter 2003 issue of Knitty.

It's interesting, because after my first attempt at felting, I wasn't happy with the results. It had more to do with intarsia in the round not working than the felting itself, but it was enough to put me off my feed for a while. My second attempt was the Booga Bag from Black Sheep Bags, and that one came out a little... light. It's nice, but I prefer the feel of the double-stranded knitting.

I am more than tempted to make my Rogue or Eris out of this green. It's that nice. Well, not in feel, because it's not one of those "omg, merino is love" wools, but I think the color would knit up nicely. We shall see. I am planning on using Eris to destash some dark grey lightly-tweeded yarn my mother sent me. I'm thinking the cardigan version will become that. No idea. I'll cross that when I get to it. Right now, I have *so* many things to get completed.

I do believe that is it. My life isn't very exciting right now, but by god. I have new yarn with which to play!

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