Yarn Porn

I got a couple of requests from my Oodles of Yarn post, for more yarn porn.

For Chris:

Oooh, shiny! It’s nearly impossible to photograph that accurately. It’s much more, well, black, with hints of color as you turn it in your hand. It is just lovely. This is the color Grawk. I could not possibly resist a hank of yarn with the name Grawk. It’s Socks That Rock Raven series Silk Thread, enough to make something lacy (perhaps this?).

And for Debi:

That’s Shoefly sock yarn, from Angora Valley Fibers. Yes, it really is that bright. The color is labeled “One of a Kind”, and I don’t see this yarn on their web page. They do have some fairly wild colors, though, Debi, including a lime mix in their Lacewing fingering sock yarn.

Last night was the first night of Wintergrass. Thursday is often sort of a ho-hum night. It’s not terribly crowded, and usually the bands are less well-known, and sometimes, um, a little dull. This time was different. The place was packed, every group was great, and the last half of the evening was devoted to Black & Bluegrass, with some outstanding music from a few African-American old time string bands.  Old time string bands are my favorite, so I was sad it was over. My favorites tonight were Laura Love & Harpers Ferry, and the Ebony Hillbillies. The rest of the weekend has a great line-up too, so I’m looking forward to what’s next!

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My name is Lorette. I learned to knit in 1999, and took up spinning in 2009. I'm a physician specializing in internal medicine, and live in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy my blog!

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Yarn Porn — 10 Comments

  1. What a tease!
    There sure looked like there were more than two skeins of yarn in that pile.
    Yummy tidbits, though.

  2. I got some of the Raven colorways too… they are awesome 🙂
    I alos enjoy Pat Fly’s colorways (specifically the lacewing) it is a wonderfully springy yarn. and it’s always fun to support our local artists, isn’t it 🙂

  3. Having actually held that yarn in my grubby little paws, I can attest to the fact that not only does the picture NOT do it justice, it feels as good as it looks. Moon Dance would be a lovely choice. Pink Lemon Twist has some lovely lace patterns. Check out Leda’s Dream too.

  4. Cool music. Every geologist I know is a bluegrass fan, including me. There’s just something special about laying around on a picnic blanket on a summer evening listen to Deep River…..

  5. I love STR yarn names. Someone once told me about a batch that came out too red and they named it something like Bloody Valentine. I’m sure that wasn’t it, but it was clever – Lover’s Leap?