Friday, September 01, 2006
Say It With Me Now..."Yarn Pr0n Friday!"
So, last week, a coworker and I took a long lunch break together. We needed fiber. Heh. I'd heard that the local yarn shop that was closing down (the one I got this this, this, this, and this at) was at 45% off storewide, with stuff in the back at 55% off and if you got the last of something it was 50% off. Hell yeah! I present to you, Katia Fanny, a 50% Silk, 50% Rayon blend. A bag full, purchased for 55% off. At a gauge of 19 st x 24 rows on US 5-6s, I see much potential in this. After I finish the SKB and Lacey Shrug though (oooh, that's coming along quickly - the both of 'em!) I also got more Plymouth Royal Bamboo. They'd had these 5 lonely balls there for a while now. As splitty as I know this is to work with, it's so luxuriously soft, I can't pass it up. I have no idea what it will be, but I know I could get a tank out of it, or a shrug. Given what I'm currently working on is taking. Next week, we'll see some pr0n from one of my favorite knit bloggers with a penis, Adam. He's started himself a little yarn-dying bidness and snatched up a wonderful colorway. Wait'll you see what this man can do with some fiber, chairs, hot water and dye. On a serious note - I know I've ticked a few people off in the knit-blogosphere/knittyboard world lately, and for that, I apologize. Sometimes words don't come out right, and sometimes my blunt approach can be off putting. I will support the rules of the knitty board as pertain to religion, politics and whatnot. I do have my own opinions on these subjects, but I don't post about them here or there. Frankly, I've never trusted myself to carry on a knowledgable conversation about either. It's why I'm not a teacher. If religion or politics is something you can talk about with vigor - go for it. I'm not about to stop you - so long as that discussion is in a venue open to that sort of talk. I have made many friends through this knitting thing, and would like to keep each and every one of them. So if I've ticked you off lately, I offer my humble apologies.