knitting and the life I almost have around it

Monday, July 10, 2006

spoils of war

ok, well... yesterday there was much fibre-whoredom. and just because i have a reputation to uphold i thought i'd better show you all my goodies.. also i caved in to certain demands despite my own determination to not display my complete lack of self-control around markets (i tell a lie, i spent exactly what i wanted to and got everything i wanted and have no buyers remorse whatsoever... i just feel like more of a wench when i say it like that. so lets just pretend im guilty and be done with it).

and all photos of fibre are within the bags and dont show up very well.. im saving the proper perve for when they are spun ;)

firstly, 220 g carded greasy grey merino. mmmm.100g polwarth tops in 'Island Storm'.50g polwarth tops with 10% silk (no colourway mentioned but its YUM)50g silky merino. no colourway but PRETTY.50g merino wool, "pot luck".29g tussah silk tops... yummmmmmmm100g handspun (yes i could prolly spin it myself but its such nice colours and we have to support locals!)ladybird colourway of Opal (wanted this last time but was restrained.. and then regretted it big time. could probably dye it myself but i cant get a really good black like this.)some Gaywool purple dyes for furtherment of my financial gains on eBay.Ashford maintenance kit, which was a very good investment considering my drive band snapped yesterday :p look at my shiny new hooks! also bought a spare bobbin.. cos i could and you always need another bobbin...this is a scarf i started last night.. needed the joy of new yarn to recover from loss of sherpa.. its a pretty stitch pattern i've been meaning to try and remembered about when taph and i saw some scarves at the fibre-fest. I am using Katia Mexico and its lovely. i think it looks a bit like waves on the ocean or something..let me know if you guys want my pattern (im too lazy to write it out now but if someone actually wants it i might be inspired).oh and i'm up to the first 'r' in the sherp/pirate scarf. its gorgeous :) and will of course say 'Yarrr!' with another skull and crossbone to follow.ok, i think i might be done for now :p yarn-porn this week was brough to you by the letter 'Mmmm' and the number 'lots-of-money'.

knit on!
the naughty
Ms Spider xo

PS i hope you're happy now kylie...

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  • At July 10, 2006 1:57 pm, Blogger kylie said…

    i'm laughing out loud im so happy :) you really do pick well thats for sure and i dont begrudge you any of it. if i get to christmas and/or next fibre-whore day at markets (whichever comes first) and i am on target thesis wise then i wil succumb to the spinning-of-silky-tops desire. before then get your wheels behind thee you devil girls! looooove the pirate scarf and that wavey blue is divine.

  • At July 10, 2006 4:37 pm, Blogger Bells said…

    I want the pattern!!!

    Your whoredom is inspirational, too, BTW.

  • At July 10, 2006 6:22 pm, Blogger Taphophile said…

    Wow, it's almost as good looking at it online as it was in the fleece!

    Like what the seafoam pattern is doing. Here's a link to the stitch pattern

  • At July 10, 2006 8:01 pm, Blogger Sometimes Unwilling Guru said…

    Are you like me and get a real high when you have found and gained owner ship of a gorgeous bit of fluff!
    I do ......
    Yes the pattern,I would love to see how you do it,please?

  • At July 11, 2006 12:20 pm, Anonymous Dr JellyBelly said…

    There is a picture on your blog
    of someone playing with a dog
    (instructed then to run away
    to live and play another day)
    while making noises such as 'arf!'
    and may I say - I love the scarf ;)

    Sigh. Written in haste unfortunately.

  • At July 13, 2006 3:31 pm, Blogger Jejune said…

    All beautiful, all delicious - must try that wavy lace pattern, and must steal, no, um, I mean, congratulate you on your wooly purchases!

    I'm sure your Sherpa will be very pleased with the tricky pirate scarf — I'm going to have to learn that technique sometime soon :)

  • At January 28, 2007 7:54 am, Blogger Rebecca said…

    I like the seafoam pattern too - I may try it with some handspun that will be very chunky so only do one repeat

    the yarn bug


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