Monday, June 04, 2007

Pet Yarn

Sigh. I just cannot do it. Not yet. I cannot wind this yarn into a cake and crochet it. It just looks too pretty in the skein. What is it? Well, I snapped this lovely up so quick that Heather, the amazingly talented dyer of Sereknity, hadn't even put a ball band on it yet! I know it is Sock Options yarn and Merino. I'm just not sure of the colorway name!This is the skein that also changed my mind. Not long ago several dyers whose blogs I read like Scout and Dave Daniels Cabin Cove posted polls to see how we would like them to present their yarn. The primary question was should they reskein so the color changes show or leave it as above so the chunks of color show.

I was a reskein gal until I purchased this one. Seeing the hues of blue, purple, and pink I think have given me a better idea of what it will look like worked up. Not to mention I just love the way the colors look against each other. When I do finally get around to working with this yarn, I'm thinking socks. My first try at crocheted socks. It will be a while, though. For now...pet yarn. =-D

7 comments:

Amanda1 said...

Wow, that is a beautiful hank. I think a big part of buying yarn is to admire it. This must be true or we all wouldn't have such huge stashes!

Nikkiana said...

Oooooh. Pretty!

SleepyEyes said...

Isn't Heather's yarn fantastic? I think we should make a Sereknity Groupie club. Beautiful!

I like both unskeined and reskeined...depending on the colorway.

yarnophiliac said...

hahaha! glad you hold it in such esteme! i struggle with the to-skein-or-not-re-skein question al the time. I like to take pictures for listins in both forms to give folks an idea of what they are looking at. As for that one, it is named Berry Blast. Inspired by candy. YUM.

KnitOwl said...

Yummy yarn! Pet yarn ... is that my problem? If I had cats, would I knit with my yarn instead of hoarding and petting it? Oh wait, YOU have cats. Doesn't help...

BTW, I much prefer to see the relative quantity of each color in an UNreskeined skein (huh?).

Erica said...

Very pretty! I always keep it in the original skein for as long as possible...the better to cuddle with it.

Yes, that probably is a little odd.

Nichole said...

I do the same as Erica and keep in the original pretty skeins/hanks as long as I can...
And I second Gina on the Sereknity Groupies!