Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Meet the newbies

Here are a few of the verrry, verrry pretty handpainted yarns I got Monday from LotusYarns. They were attemping to sit quietly for their photo-op, but the 'Candy Floss' was being a grouch about being on the bottom of the doggie-pile, and the blue/green 'Beautiful Day' was tormenting 'Shakespeare's Sister', pulling at her strands and only 'Rumplestiltskin' was really cooperative, but leaned a bit heavily on everyone else. I managed to get just the one, half-way decent picture before the keening and wailing began and everyone had to be pulled apart. There are fabulous sock kits coming, muh knittahs. Yarny little "socktails", just begging to be knit into stripey, fun socks.


A few new fabric items came today. In my medicated stupor I didn't even realize the UPS man had been here. I just came back from the bathroom to find Robin trying to chew her way into a box with a bladeless box cutter. After I was done snorting, I fished out the one that works and she and Harriet 'disemboxed' the goodies. Here's some of the 54" fabric, in a heavier, 'home-dec' weight that will also make fabulous bags, table-cloths, even (dare I say it?) wearables. I mean, who doesn't want a bathrobe with cupcakes all over it?

New sock yarn from Opal, in their new cotton blend. This is not the same old cotton blend of yore. This is actually soft. Silky, even. 38% superwash wool, 32% polymide, and 30% cotton. The color combinations are fabulous, and half of the collection is "manly", but on the color chart you can see the color progressions. There is fantastic knitting to be had here, folks. I've already glommed onto a ball, the stuff in the upper right corner. Photo quality is lousy, but it's a cantaloupe orange, lime green, pale robin's egg blue, and a caramel and buff 'fair isle' blippity bit. They will go great with my aqua Crocs. Oh yes they will.


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3 comments:

Stephanie said...

OMG. Which one is that scrumptious pink one on the bottom? Is that the candy floss? It makes me swoon.

Do you need any soap yet? LOL. I will be making more soon...if'n ya wanna swap.....I'm just sayin'.....

Dragonfly said...

blog commenting back, yes I want a kit! I also want a random color of the new Opal!

knitter in the desert said...

What are these sock kits you keep talking about? Cause anything that is Lotus Yarn related....I kinda can't resist...

And man that new Opal is Awesome....