Sunday, September 09, 2007

Gratutitous Yarn Picture...


This is the ShiBui yarn in Orchid I purchased at the Sheep and Wool Show, comments demanded I show the yarn *giggle* - nothing too unusual I realize, but I just love the colorway, which is awful reminiscent to that in my "profile pic" jaywalkers - it's not Yarntini mind you, but the texture appeared comparable to Koigu which I thought could be promising.

I have a couple of peeks to share at some Wollmeise - I'm a little embarassed at the Wollmeise hoarding, I'm not even sure I can come up with a rationalization for it all.


Turkis and Karneol


Today I learned some english translations for Wollmeise colorways from Knitters Uncensored - but first I learned that Wollmeise isn't pronounced wool-mice but wool-miser, just a little english fyi. (um, I also learned the German word and meaning of "Ass Antlers", I nearly choked, doh! You kids are fun...though, I think I needed some of whatever you guys were drinking to keep from blushing and giggling out loud on the path - peeshah! As an aside, in spite of some new interesting german vocabulary - I love listening because I feel like I am eavesdropping on the most natural conversation among friends.)

I'm not sure what a single skein of any of it will be - but I am involved in the Harvest Sock Swap and plan to hook up with a Single Sock Liberation Movement thang - in both groups you knit one sock and send the single sock to your pal with the rest of the yarn and some goodies - I like the idea of maybe taking on a little more interesting sock pattern, and only having to finish one. I just received Yarnissima's most fabulous new Firestarter pattern to try - I love that she quoted the Prodigy song, Firestarter, naturally, at the beginning...confession...I bought their CD back in the day. And I have three other sock patterns from My Fashionable Life, the Giotto (incredibly cool cuff), the Badcaul (funky paired cables) and the Nautilus. OMG, and there are so many other countless patterns that I could commit to for one sock. I'd like to say I can surely part with some Wollmeise for a sockswap, but what are the chances? Okay, I'm ready - bring on the socks.

What I should do is send my one Pomatomus to my pal and ask my partner to finish the other one...perhaps a future swap?

another goodie from the Sheep and Wool show - such a precious psalm, such precious sheep. (hardly appropriate to include this in the same post as "ass antlers", eh?)


Blogger Auntly H said...

Gorgeous as always! I felt some Shibui (sp?) yesterday. I had to check the label 4 times to be sure there wasn't any silk in it.

I'm on the verge of offering to finish your pretty Pomotamus (the colors in that photo made me happy), but I have too much in the queue with deadlines right now. Hit me up in January. ;)

6:53 PM  
Blogger sharon said...

another enabler tee hee.
I love the firestarter pattern and am begging Yarnissima for it.

7:11 PM  
Blogger Knitting Kris said...

Oh my gosh - I love the Wollmeise! Not to enable or anything, but The Loopy Ewe might have some Wollmeise for sale this week, if you can't wait until October to order more....Claudia already e-mailed me that she isn't taking orders until October (sigh)....

7:21 PM  
Blogger Cinnamonamon said...

Oh, I cannot wait to see that firestarter pattern knitted up! I may have to take a page from sharon's book... lol As for the Wollmeise -- I refuse to look. REFUSE. What I don't see (up close ;)) can't call to me, right?

7:30 PM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

Yeah, the Wollmeise is still killing me--MAN am I glad I horded when I could. I'm also participating in the Single Sock swap which should be fun...Also, if you're looking for a new sock yarn to horde, check out Fleece Artist Somoko at the Loopy Ewe!!

7:31 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Beautiful! I especially love the first skein. Pinks are my favorite.

I love the Firestarter pattern as well. We should start a KAL for it. :)

8:14 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

You guys sure are mean - I don't have any Wollmeise. :( I did however, find out today that I have enough sock yarn to knit 16 pairs of socks. Oy ve.

8:34 PM  
Blogger MollyBeees said...

Ummmm...yarn porn! I love the top pic!

8:56 PM  
Anonymous Marisol said...

Beatiful Wollemeise colors that you chose!


9:25 PM  
Blogger Nell said...

The only German I learned in high school was...
Und affen durften aus meinem popofliegen

Which means "And monkeys might fly out of my butt." It was the era of Wayne's World.

I'm just saying ass antlers aren't that bad.

9:40 PM  
Anonymous Jen said...

Mmmmm wollmeise. Nice.

1:26 AM  
Blogger Elemmaciltur said...

Yay! More Wollmeise love! And I'm glad we can spread the word on how to pronounce the names correctly with their meanings.

I'm speeding through my Jaywalkers at the moment to free up the needles for Firestarter. I don't know the song, but I always think of the movie (with Drew Barrymore) when Yarnissima talks about Firestarter.

And I second Shannon: We should all start a Firestarter KAL!

5:43 AM  
Blogger Knitterella said...

The ShiBui colorway is awesome!

I'm really getting cursious to this Woomeise! I may have to try some and some Yarntini too :)


6:44 AM  
Anonymous Marisol said...

Hay if you decide to go for the one sock swap let me know! I'm on the swap bandwagon again:)

1:48 PM  
Blogger Kristy said...

Beautiful yarn, as always :)

I'm glad to hear you're joining the swap!

2:31 PM  
Blogger Sandra said...

Turkis and Karneol is amazing! Would kill for that coloureway!

BTW, Hedera started learning german as first foreign language in first grade and I'm sure more funny words are coming!!!!!

2:58 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

Pretty pretty yarn pr0n!

3:43 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

Gorgeous, as usual! I just ordered some of that Shibui and can't wait to see how it feels! (feel how it feels?)

6:19 PM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

oh, i am going to do the single sock liberation.......maybe i will be lucky enough for you to get me! :)

11:02 AM  

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