Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Cue the Marvin Gaye

Let's get it on....

It's time to turn the lights down low and check out some of yarn that has come into my life recently. It hasn't all been about RV campgrounds, dumping stations and East Toledo. Oh no.

Sensuality...who's got it?

This is little taste of sweet sugar comes from islandsweet. I just can't get enough. I have learned, baby, that you have to act quickly when you see what's right. So, I snapped this one up as soon as she posted it. Oh, the ones that got away...they still burn in my memory.

Let's see that again. Uh-huh. That's right.

And this one. From her William Morris series. William Morris is

I don't think I can keep this whole Marvin Gaye thing going.

Back to normal voice...

This lovely comes from my friend Sono, who has a large inventory of handspun that she someday plans to sell on etsy but has yet to get around to actually doing it. In desperation to rid herself of the stacks of yarn before a home renovation, she brought three baskets full of yarn to our weekly Waldorf Fair Trade Cafe at the BWS. I had my eye on this one from the moment I had seen it drying on a railing in her house. I raved and raved about it and when I saw the baskets last Thursday, I raced over to snatch it up. It was gone! Someone had already bought it and I had missed my chance. A tearful moment. But no...Sono pulled from her bag a small package - a gift, if you can believe it. She gave it to me.

Since that meant I now had a small sum of cash that was meant to be spent on yarn sitting in my wallet, I purchased two other skeins that are becoming a cute children's hat and mitt set destined for Wee Ball Yarns.

And because I know how to spin too...

Here is an amazingly gorgeous skein - all 440 yds of it, thank you very much - made from two colourways from Capistrano Fiber Arts. I tried to order more so I could make myself a sweater from it but she doesn't have any and doesn't have plans to make any more. Le sigh. I guess it also is destined for Wee Ball. I am not listing anything new just now, however, since we are leaving so very, very soon.

And this....50% cashmere and 50% silk spun two-ply, lace weight. So light and soft, like the breath of an angel on your cheek.

Sex and death. Isn't that what yarn is all about?


island sweet said...

thank-you for the lovely write-up robyn. my yarn has never been described as sexy before! xxx

Brenda Stratton said...

Nice post sweet. We miss you up here. xxxb

Clea said...

Yarn is sexy! Thanks for the reminder.

Patti Blaine said...

I miss spinning! Damn. This job is a time suck, and it's not letting up w/ the end of the school year. I'm going to have to schedule a spinning break and not wait for it to find me.