Seduce: to win over; attract

Yarn seduces me with her siren call. "Pick me! Pick me!" I am hopelessly enchanted by yarn and am delighted by the endless choices.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Yarn Seduction

As I mentioned before, I had the opportunity to visit the local yarn shop while visiting with my daughter in FL.

After several visits and much fondling touching, I settled on a few choices to bring home...

The Cascade Pure Alpaca will make a lovely scarf. No, I'm not sure what pattern but the light, feathery softness will feel like you're wearing a cloud. It is a calming blue color that will bring serenity to the wearer (me?! or daughter1?!)

The Cascade Heritage Sock Yarn (solid) will make a great pair of cabled fingerless mitts. I will probably use the purple for that cable pattern. I'm not sure if I'll make socks with the red yarn or another pair of mitts. I don't have many solid colors for sock yarn and I'm trying to widen my horizons (lol) so I bought red. (Red is "HOT" and it's the color of "Love" How could I not buy some red during the Red Hot Love month of February? Besides, I bought the purple (nobility and spirituality) that is opposite of Red Hot)

I did manage to knit a little while in FL. Newborns can keep you busy! and of course I love taking care of my daughter2 and her husband. My daughter loved the Cupcake Mitts I was working on and requested a pair. While I have a limited supply of solid sock yarn, my DK weight yarn is almost non-existent.

Not to worry... Unwind has some beautiful DK weight yarn in Alpaca Silk!!

Once again purple! Purple can boost your imagination or an artist's creativity. (Maybe they'll be her muse when she's writing poetry?)

I love the soft feel of alpaca and silk. What wonderful yarn for fingerless mitts! I couldn't resist buying some for myself... in turquoise... a refreshing and sophisticated color! Sounds like me, right? sophisticated? (ok, get up off the floor from all that laughing) I did buy a few extra hanks thinking a beret would be fun to knit (found a pattern here) and would go with the mitts. (No, I didn't have the pattern with me or I might have bought enough to make the scarf too)

And lastly...
Encore Colorspun. Out of all the stuff my daughter received for the baby, she only got two sweaters (made by me) and one pink hooded jacket. We later found a little white sweater. Well, I can't have a cold granddaughter! And it's been cold in FL lately. So the Encore Colorspun will eventually become a sweater. I'm going to try to knit this sweater on my knitting machine! (and in case your wondering... no... I will not be madly knitting it to get it to FL before spring. I know my limitations. My plan is to have it done for fall!!

and to that plan I've added having a sweater done for the other two grandkids... yes, that'll be three sweaters done by fall... in additon to all the other projects planned... quit laughing at me...ok, I'll admit it... I have strong aspirations


SuKnitWitty said...

You are going to be a BusyBeeKnitter. Love all the colors especially the 'ROFL' purple. BTW...I'm in FS...back on Friday night...I hope!

SusanB-knits said...

I will be buzzing around, lol.
Have a safe trip!

Tracy said...

that herritage sock yarn is a great price isn't it?

SusanB-knits said...

It is a great price! I love the colors. I haven't tried it for fingerless mitts so I look forward to seeing how they wear.