Friday, August 17, 2007

Eye Candy Friday: I do still drool over yarn.

The drooling doesn't cut into my reading time much.

This was the only thing I actually asked for for Xmas last year: a whole pound of Henry's Attic Andromeda. It's luscious and wonderful and a good deal, being undyed and unskeined, but damned if I was going to wind it into hanks by hand. So I put it away and forgot about it for awhile, and then finally...

... I broke down and got myself a Mama Bear Swift. I like it because it's good for both winding and unwinding.

I love this stuff even more now that it's off the cone. It's a 50/50 worsted wool-silk blend, very similar to Lorna's Laces Lion & Lamb, or Sundara's Aran Silky Merino. (In fact, I feel like I heard somewhere that this is the base yarn Sundara uses... but I could be totally making that up.)

But seriously. How can anything be so simultaneously shiny and fuzzy? (Shuzzy, if you will.)


Next week: I try my hand at dyeing. Figure I'd better make a mess of the kitchen before we get around to remodeling it.

10 comments:

Alice said...

I have never seen that yarn before and I had to Google it... I must say it is amazing. It looks so luxurious!

Sarah D said...

Did you ever try reading while knitting? It's pretty easy to do - just get something like this http://www.bookgem.com/onatable.htm. I'm not associated with this product but I have one and I think it works pretty well.
It's not really possible to do both while commuting but it certainly is at home.

Kristy said...

Wow, I had to Google that yarn too. It's amazingly beautiful!

Dr. B. said...

Shuzzy! Hilarious!

That yarn looks so soothing!!

Ashley said...

A whole cone? I writhe with jealousy.

jody said...

wow that's beautiful. i didn't expect it to have such shine. now you've got me thinking about whether or not to put it on my christmas list this year...

what color are you thinking for yours?

Lolly said...

wow, that is gorgeous! and I love the new term: shuzzy. I may have to use that :)

Katie said...

Ahem. We have a utility sink in the basement, remember?

vera said...

That yarn looks so amazing. I wish i could just reach through the screen and touch it!
Can't wait to see how you dye it. :0)

tiennie said...

Gorgeous yarn!

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