Saturday, January 6, 2007

Yarn Candy

I know lots of folks are swearing off buying new yarn in favor of knitting from their stashes. I can see the good points of this, even if only followed for a few weeks or months. I am an advocate of living simply.

However, I am not officially joining the group, as designers have to get yarn, sometimes on the spur of the moment, when inspiration hits. Just sayin'. Getting one ball of yarn for a swatch may not even be against the rules of the group. But just in case, I am staying way the hell away from the Knitting from my Stash members.

That said, here is some yummy yarn candy, taken from my stash (all acquired previous to 2007), all destined for new projects.

Lace yarn
Lace yarns. Want to know what they are? Click on pic to see description on flickr.

Sock yarns
Ditto for these sock yarns...

Sock yarns
...and these sock yarns...

Felting yarns
...these felting yarns...

Liisu inspiration
...this lovely yarn...

Blue Moon Fiber Arts yarn
...and this lovely yarn.

And here is some yarn actually being knitted:
balls of Nature's Palette seafoam

Shetland Garden in progress
I am up to Chart E.

I love yarn.

18 comments:

JessaLu said...

I love yarn, too - so much so that instead of swearing off buying yarn, I swore off buying fiber 'til April 1. There's no way I'd be able to stay away from sock yarn for three months!

You have a beautiful collection - thanks for sharing some of it!

Melanie said...

Mmmmm, yarn p*rn! Looking at photos of beautiful yarns is the next best thing to having them. Thanks for the eye candy.

Uli said...

Yummy........... those yarns are all beautiful. I love looking at yarn pictures. I'm trying to knit from my stash a bit more but I'm not joining any groups....... gotta have sock yarn whenever inspiration strikes. :-)

vanessa said...

i want to roll around in that sweet georgia sik lamb, yum!
good luck with the new blog :-)

e's knitting and spinning blog said...

I love the colors!!! Have lots of fun knitting with them!!! I hope they inspire you to bring us more beautiful designs for '07!

Vicki said...

Mmmm! That was a lovely sight to see first thing in the morning!

Donna said...

I'm not swearing off anything! :) I hate failure, and I know I'd fail miserably if I ever promised not to buy more yarn or spinning fiber.

Love your patterns, by the way, and I'm so glad you are now blogging.

Madeline said...

Ooooh, Sivia, your blog is most welcome! I'm so glad you started one, and I look forward to more. How fun for we readers to start at the beginning. Love the yarn candy -- the Flickr feature is nice.

Kerry said...

I can't wait to see what it all becomes! You're stash looks like everything I'd pick - we'd be duking it out in the aisles if we were shopping together - so it will be fun to watch!

A Fiber Frolic said...

I want some of what you have . . . beautiful, soft yarns. Thanks for giving us a peek into your collection.
Roberta

Karen said...

Goodness, those photos are enough to make anyone fall off the "knitting from stash" bandwagon!

Joanne said...

Welcome to the blog world! I too struggle with the stash knitting thing--just found out Friday that I'm being sent 6? new skeins of yarn. Oops. Now, if you don't pay for the yarn, does that count? I still wish for a little downsizing, though I am attached to every single skein, my office is packed overfull of yarn and fiber!

yarnlot said...

The Shetland Garden Shawl will be gorgeous, I am looking forward to see the results!

annmarie said...

The blog looks beautiful! And I'm very impressed at how great it looks. I'm still puzzling over how to get my links on the sidebar! :/

CarolineF said...

Yummy!!!!!!!!
I love the banner design, your blog is refreshing to look at.

Melissa said...

Welcome to blogdom, Sivia! I'm a newbie here, myself.

I'm with Vanessa on the Sweet Georgia silk lamb lace - yum, yum.

Melissa

Kristine said...

Ooo so beautiful!

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who isn't quite going to swear off all the yarn in the universe. :)

chezcarbo said...

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