Friday, December 01, 2006

Tip Toe through the Yarn Pr0n

So, Wednesday I get a cryptic e-mail from Tvini saying:
"I just stopped by Charlotte Yarn. They'd gotten a new shipment in. Let me just say that I know what you're going to be spending all your store credit on for a while."
What was I to do but immediately call the shop and find out what she was talking about? It was Interlacements Tiny Toes. Sock Yarn. As close to Koigu and Cherry Tree Hill as I'm gonna get at the shop. It was as if the heavens parted and a chorus of angels started to sing. Of course, right after work I rushed over to the shop and picked up 2 colorways. This one is Color #203 "Submarine" Interlacements Tiny Toes #203 Lemme tell ya, this stuff is so nice and soft. It's like the perfect balance of CTH and Koigu. Sproingy like Koigu, Soft like CTH. This one is Color#206 "Las Vegas Brights" Interlacements Tiny Toes #206 It reminds me of Mork's suspenders on Mork & Mindy. Nanu Nanu. I couldn't resist some shots with the sea turtle sculpture on my desk. Interlacements Tiny Toes & Turtles Yummy! I can't wait to work with it. But, I still have Christmas knitting to do. I tried in vain to finish up the Swallowtail Lace shawl in time for Lacevember but I still have 15 rows and the bindoff to do. You'll see FO shots of it next week. *le sigh* Who was it that started the rumor that Lacevember lasted 2 months? I blame them for my failure. I thought I was good to go. Alas and alack.

23 comments:

Zonda said...

Very pretty! I especially love the Submarine!

Rosi G. said...

LOOOOOVE LOVELOVELOVE that vegas colorway!!

Sarah said...

I haven't used the Tiny Toes yet...but it's availible at my shops, and they come to all the local wool fests. Close as I've come is the roving I'm spinning.

My spinning mentor mentioned that she took a dyeing class from Judy Ditmore and she has a dyeing method completely different than everyone else....

Lovely pics as usual!

Anonymous said...

First the doggie/cat sweater is adorable!!!!! Second, I love the blue yarn. Gourdes is it awesome!

Happy weekend to you.

cpurl17 said...

ooooh...ahhhh...very pretty. That Vegas colorway is going to be awesome knited up!

Donna said...

That's some yummy yarn you have there. I couldn't have resisted either.

Bezzie said...

Put me in the Vegas color camp devotees! Too freaking cool!!

Anonymous said...

Great pr0n! I just joined the YPF ring and definitely need to work on getting good close-up shots like that. Love the turtles getting all up in the yarn, too.

String Bean said...

I'm working with CTH right now. Neener-neener. :D Trade ya! I think I have some left, er, maybe.

Love the colorways, as always.

You're not the only one swamped with Xmas knitting. I also want to quit and knit things only for myself.

Trillian42 said...

Oh, the Vegas lights... that's so awesome!!! I think that's going to have to go on my "want" list!

And it's so cute with the turtles!

J.P. said...

Oooh! Pretty eye candy! Thanks for sharing the goods! Those two colorways are exactly the ones I would have picked out!

Julie in Texas said...

What beautiful colorways! I will have to look for the Las Vegas one, but in my mind it will be Mork from Ork!

Blessings!

Karen said...

I look forward to seeing that Las Vegas one knit up. Such great colors!

And uhm, I may have said something about thinking Lacevember was 2 months....*hangs head in shame*

Jessica said...

I like the blues! Very calming. :) MAkes me think of the ocean...now for some reason I'm thirsty!

Jessica said...

I like the blues! Very calming. :) MAkes me think of the ocean...now for some reason I'm thirsty!

Sourire11 said...

Vegas yarn?! That rules!!! I really like the colors of it too...

good luck finishing your Swallowtail!

KNIT A NEW DREAM said...

Oh my goodness - I think I am becoming addicted to turtles with yarn! Sue

LadyLungDoc said...

Hmm - Lacember? Sounds fine to me!

Knit Mongrel said...

Aw, no alack necessary - you've got sock yarn! And it's absolutely stunning... I'm now in full covet mode, and I'm going to spend the next half hour looking for that yarn online. Yum. :)

mf said...

love love the colors! Great yarn choices too!

ZantiMissKnit said...

I want, want, want!!
Now there's another sock yarn for me to obsess over. Thanks!

Batty said...

I am drooling over here! i want that yarn. All of it!

Areli said...

So pretty, I love the blue yarn. And the turtles, love those, too!