Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Doing the Jitterbug


Well, I couldn't resist picking up some of that Jitterbug and starting a sock. And this is where I wax rhapsodic about the yarn:

I equate it with eating Ben & Jerry's ice cream. The base color of the yarn is like the base ice cream. It is great. I mean, it's better-than-average ice cream for sure, and extremely enjoyable. Knitting in this subtle chocolatey-brown/beige is lovely and would be rewarding in itself. And then you get to the yummy bits of chocolate covered-cashew, or fudge fish, and you're like, "Wow!" When I get to the brightly colored bits with the depth and saturation of the colors, it's just like hitting the crunchy bits in Creme Brulee'. Then I find myself looking forward to knitting down to the little nuggets of color, just like I dig in the pint with my spoon.

In other news, the newest edition of Knitter's Magazine arrived today.


I also got some roving from a farmer in Manhattan, KS. He raises Corriedale sheep, and I've got several 100g balls of dark brown (all natural color!) wool roving in a fine and medium grade. If you spin, you may want to come by and check it out. Local fleece!

5 comments:

J. Denae said...

Now I really want some Ben and Jerry's (Fudge Brownie) and some sock yarn. I have a pattern for a Ben and Jerry's pint "cozy" that uses sock yarn... Hmmmmmmm.

phynngrrl said...

I wonder if the color is off on your sock picture. Your description is so appetizing, but the sock is looking a bit gray to me.

Need a userpic of your Twist glass mosaic surrounded by some complimentary yarny-ness.

twist said...

j.d. - i want that pattern. i'm making a special trip to target for stephen colbert's americone dream. (it's only at target) i will knit a cozy just for that pint of ice cream. stephen deserves more than a washcloth wrapped around his pint.

phynngrrl - i'm blaming it on your monitor. it looks scrummy on mine. but you'll see it in person next time you come in...

Libby said...

Yea roving!!!! Jess and I took our spinning class last week and she has already spun up 150 yards of 2-ply on her new hand spindle.

ksfishgirl said...

I can't wait to see the roving! I love naturally colored fibers... and I must feed my new spinning addiction ;)