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!