Wednesday, May 12, 2010

It's Visceral, Elemental & Totally Unexplainable

PhotobucketSo, there was this awesomesauce and wonderous knitting convention this past weekend. Each time I go (and this was number four) it amazes me how much joy is connected with the event. Being surrounded by all those like-minded knit-ites, all those fellow yarn enthusiasts - the place is always filled with such positive energy.

This year I got to see dear friends come from afar, got to (finally) pick up a superfun swift and ball winder (I have about five yarn cakes already!), and I most certainly got to reinforce and assert my visceral and elemental love of Handmaiden Yarns.

I've got me quite a collection, let me tell you!
Here's the new darlings I've added to the flock.1

First up is the warm and fiery Casbah. 81% merino, 9% cashmere and 10% nylon
What will you become, my lovely? I have two hanks (325m each), and I'm think along the lines of a shrug.


And here are my three hanks of Mini Maiden. 50% silk, 50% wool
With 500m each hank, I believe I might save this for a spectacular shawl.


And here you see my new Madeline Tosh Sock yarn, Fathom (on the left) and Glazed Pecan.

Now, I'm generally not a blue kind of girl (having gone through three years of Girl Guides, I know that uniform was just not my shade!)
But oh my, this blue. THIS blue. Totally gorgeous. Couldn't resist.
So, it came home with me. I only have one hank (360m), and I'm not sure what to do.
And I must add, I don't think I could possibly make this beauty into socks.
Does anyone have any suggestions?

Hope you all had wonderful weekends too!

1I think I ran across a thread about this on Rav a while ago, but: does anyone have a special little name they use for their collection of yarn?


Anonymous said...

beautiful yarns! you could make a sockhead hat (pattern on rav) with some of that loverley sock yarn!

okeydokey on rav

alligator said...

Love the flock! My yarn stash is the "Stashie Monster"
The sock yarn has it's own moniker, "Stashie Jr."

Julie said...

oh, I wished I would have seen you at the frolic! Of course, an albino giraffe could have walked though and I wouldn't' have noticed, I was so yarn-focused. Nice yarn haul!! that blue really is lovely. Maybe a shawl, or a slouchy, hat, fingerless mitts, a little shrug?

Sel and Poivre said...

I too am always amazed at how positive the atmosphere is at the Frolic! I think the bigger marketplace this year really was better!

Hilary said...

How fun! You've got to love a good knitting event...I totally agree about the positive atmosphere when you get knitters together. And nice haul, too! That golden Casbah is YUMMY! The lovely blue Madelinetosh...I think slouchy hat.

Kai said...


Lovely, lovely yarn... *covets* :D