Day 7-What a Yarn
Today's Question for Knit and Crochet Blog Week
There’s one love that we all share: yarn. Blog about a particular yarn you have used in the past or own in your stash, or perhaps one that you covet from afar. If it is a yarn you have used you could show the project that you used it for, perhaps writing a mini ‘review’. Perhaps, instead, you pine for the feel of the almost mythical qiviut? You could explore and research the raw material and manufacturing process if you were feeling investigative.
I love touching it, knitting and crocheting with it, planning projects with it, shopping for it, talking about it, having too much of it, even dreaming of it.
Just the thought of it makes me feel better. I can come home after a lousy day and surfing the web for new yarns and projects can lift my spirits.
I've actually spent time of the web hitting the F5 refresh button to obtain hard to get yarns before they sold out. I put myself in lotteries for sock clubs.
I've even felt a little sad when I'm not able to attain the yarn I want.
I'm afraid my stash will end up on Hoarders.
When I lived in Myrtle Beach, there was a yarn shop in the mall, and I remember buying some pretty coral cotton that I tried to knit with, but didn't like my knitting. The yarn was nice though.
Once I started knitting in earnest, I became acquainted with all manner of yarns. I fell in love with the colors of Noro, the softness of Malabrigo, the versatility of Dream in Color, the sheer gorgeousness of La Luz.
...and then there's Wollmeise. The colors are almost other-worldly, and since I haven't sounded obsessed enough in this post, I'll throw in that I love smelling the yarn. I find it hard to actually make anything with it because I rather just look at it for now. I did manage to give a skein to a knitsib as a special birthday present. That's what I call love.
I'm still trying to get my needles on a skein of Sundra Yarn. Been shockingly unlucky so far.
There you have it seven days in a row of blog posts! Even thought I'm able to use more short form social media like Twitter (vhanna26 & KnittingTips) and Facebook to get out short thoughts and share links, I still want to be able elaborate and process in a blog.
I'm currently working on a cotton top that I've finally gauged into submission (should be finished soon), and there's always another sock to finish and new projects to dream about.
Thanks to Eskmimi Knits for putting on Knit and Crochet Blog Week. It's been fun and inspirational.