Friday, June 09, 2006
Yarn Pr0n Friday the 6th!
Imagine if Tuesday were actually today and it could have been Yarn pr0n friday the 6th on 6/6/06 - heh. Extra evil. Because what I'm about to show you is just purely evil of me. Why? Because it's mine, and I didn't have to pay for it. Well, it's on commission actually. I stopped by Charlotte Yarn last night to show off the Clap and also check on the hours I'm supposed to be working on Saturday (My first day! Working in a yarn shop! Ahhh!). And there it was. Sitting on the counter. Innocent as could be. Except it's not. Once you touch it, you're sucked in and you can't stop thinking about it. You sit and pet it without realizing it. What is "it" you ask? Muench Touch-Me. A CONE of it! Not a whole cone, it's exactly half the stated length on the cone label. Me and my super powers of deduction, along with my handy dandy kitchen scale and google, led to me determine that there is 6.4 balls worth of Touch-Me there. The color is Vibrant Pink #3608. Let's take a few more looks, closer of course for pr0nny goodness. Even closer. Closer still? You want closer? I got yer closer right here: Now, here's the conundrum. Remi said I could have this if I knitted something with it that could be displayed for a while, then when it's worn out it's welcome among the other samples, I can take it home. So, what do I make? I found the "Vintage Velvet" pattern in Scarf Style by Pam Allen that calls for 5 balls of this stuff. So that would work. But in another approach, I kinda want to try my hand at an original design for the shop. Not just another silly scarf, but maybe a capelet? Definitely something that touches the skin. If I do the scarf, I might have enough to do Velvet Oblivion from Knitty as well. Gah! I dunno. The capelet might be overdone, I definitely don't want a poncho out of it, but I want something that touches the neck that I'll actually get to wear. Scarves aren't exactly a regular accessory here in NC. Help me! People please! Comments, suggestions, links, whatever. If you have an inkling of what you'd do if you were given 6 balls of this stuff to make something to display at your LYS, what would you do?