Monday, March 3, 2008

Some *real* yarn porn!

So, I've been working away on the Mochimochi Land snake and mouse for Arthur's birthday, which is today. Happy birthday, Arty! Anyway, I got the snake finished. No pic yet because I left it at home this weekend. But, to describe it, it's long, cylindrical, and its head is much larger than its body. My parents immediately think the naughtiest things. I didn't even realize it until they mentioned it. Now I can't look at it without thinking that. Shawn and Arthur find it very amusing. Those boys...

Here's the real funny part. I start working on the mouse. It's knit in one piece, starting at the nose. I am doing this gift entirely in my handspun (even the stuffing is reject handspun yarn) and am using some purple/pink Norweigan wool I spun up over Christmas. Look at what I have so far:





Even the colors are working against it! Maybe it's just our minds in the gutter, but that looks very... um, risque? Is that the right word? I don't know. But I do know that it's very amusing, especially next to the snake...

Now that I got that out of my system, I love the comments everyone is leaving! They have been great to read. I've decided that I will be drawing a third winner for stitch markers. I'd actually like to send everyone some, but that's a lot to make! I'm not sure my bead collection is large enough.

I went to Cast-on Cottage today and got some yarn. Nothing too jaw-dropping, but any yarn is good yarn to me. Here's what I got:


DreamBaby DK by Plymouth Yarn Co. Very soft and very inexpensive. This will be used for making preemie hats.

Berroco Comfort Sock. This is entirely synthetic, but so so so soft and 100% safe for the washer and dryer. I'm not a fiber snob entirely.

Blue Skies Alpaca Silk. 50% of each. Lovely! I had picked out my wedding Clapotis yarn, but this may replace it. Have to wait for Shawn to get out of class to see it and weigh in his opinion. I love the sheen (and Shawn will too) and the color is actually closer to what I want. Shawn may think it's too burgunday or cranberry, but it's my wrap, right? It's very reasonably priced at 11.00 per skein.

1 comment:

Shelley said...

Love the yarn - especially the alpaca/silk! I think it would make a beautiful wrap.