Category Archives: Yarn Pr0n

Si, Bui.

I been AWOL, yes, I know. There’s been lots going on around here, including a death in the family, a cousin, the first death in 30 years (on my “mother’s” side, and that has thrown me off completely emotionally. I wasn’t able to attend the funeral….let me rephrase that: I chose NOT to attend because of the situation with most of my family. I think I was probably the only one out of 40 first cousins that did not attend. 🙁 I couldn’t do it.

Anyway, I want to thank everyone that took some time out to do my survey. The answers are going to prove very useful. “Useful how”, you say? Well, I am now doing several designs for Catalina Yarns, one of which is a shrug. I need to grade the pattern to fit different sizes (I’m shooting for XS to 1X). I have many books and online sources with charts of “standard” sizes. I wanted to compare this to what REAL people consider comfortable. So I will be using the answers from the survey to compare.

The winner? Oh, yeah! HEHE Megan! You done won some goodies! I’m gonna email ya so you can send me your snail mail addy and I’ll hook you up.

Now, the title? Oh well, that’s cuz several weeks ago I acquired some Shibui Knits yarn from The Loopy Ewe. That yarn is so soft and bouncy and springy and colorful that I can’t wait to knit it up! I only haven’t cast on for anything yet because I got too much shit on my needles already (see <—– and yes, bezzie, it links to RAVELRY! no me joda coño! 😛 )

Shibui Knits (4)

Shibui Knits (3)

Shibui Knits (8)

Shibui Knits (6)

I got the Earth and Spectrum colorways (one guess which is which!). 😉

Maybe this weekend I’ll cast on for Anne‘s Merlot Vine socks with one of these. Just because…

Maria, Full of Grace

WOW!  Thank you ALL for your wonderful comments and emails regarding my Capitán Hat!   I’ve seen several popping up on Ravelry and I’ve made a few more myself in several different colors (no pix yet, but soon!).

Have you guys seen that movie? It’s one of my favorites. It’s about this girl that becomes a mule to come to the US. It’s a very deep movie.

But this post has nothing to do with that movie. This post is about Briar Rose’s Grace.

Briar Rose Grace (4)

550 yards of gorgeous, shiny, bouncy, softness.

Briar Rose Grace

A worsted weight blend of merino, bamboo and nylon.

Briar Rose Grace (1)

I couldn’t find it on their website so I believe this yarn is now discontinued. 🙁

Briar Rose Grace (2)

Too bad as it’s absolutely gorgeous.