Fiberlicious Appetizers

Three times I took photos of these three yarns on my favorite banana leaf appetizer plate and bowl. And this morning, outside on the patio was the one time things turned out the least bit presentable. I also hoped to be able to take a new picture of me in my new glasses and short hair (the short hair has been around for several months) for Ravelry and my “about me” pages. However, after finding an actually cool pair of frames at Lenscrafters last night (Versace!), they didn’t have the lenses with the anti-glare coating in stock for those frames. So, the new me in the new specs will have to wait for the lenses. As I usually end up with the most boring frames in the place so my “delicate” features don’t get overwhelmed, I was pretty excited to find frames that M and I both liked that weren’t dull, dull, dull. But here I blather on, when all you want to do is see the yarn!

Yarn Appetizers

In the bowl is Koigu P126. It’s my first Koigu, and the colors are very pretty, rich and dark. We should look at it up close. This will become socks for ME! I am thinking of using Kate Gilbert’s Marina Piccola pattern, which is twisty and cool. But I may change my mind, as I am prone to doing that.
Koigu P126

On the plate are Fearless Fibers merino lace weight in Jimi Hendrix and Seacoast Handpainted merino/tencel in Baltic. The Jimi Hendrix, of which I have 2 skeins, is for the Orchid Mitts and Scarf from Knitspot. The photos are also posted to the Fiberlicious Group on Flickr.

Fearless Fibers Jimi Hendrix

I think the orchid mitts will go really well with what I want to knit as a big project (more than 1000 yd of yarn involved) after I finish the minimalist cardi. I don’t want to jinx the project though so I’m not going to say more, except that I hope my stashed Bryspun Kid ‘n’ Ewe will coordinate with the skirt I ordered from Eddie Bauer, that it gives me gauge and that I can figure out the two lines in the Fall VK pattern I don’t understand. If that all works out (and the skirt fits!), and I can find 8 cool buttons, well then I have a next project. But I don’t want to say too much and jinx things…

Fiberlicious: Tasty Malabrigo

Megan, Mastermind of Fiberlicious, has made it clear that Fiberliciousness need not be restricted to Fridays. Since I spent Friday transporting and nursing M after he had his lower two wisdom teeth extracted, today is the day for feasting on fiber here at Molecular Knitting. BTW, M is recovering with his usual super-human abilities, although he was pretty loopy on the way home from the doctor’s. Note to self: open truck windows + very large gorked-out-of-his-mind husband = a very bad plan. We got home OK, but I needed to pet my new Malabrigo laceweight to soothe my frazzled nerves. Malabrigo Lace Weight

I have two skeins of this softer-than-soft yarn (940 yd total). What to knit? Kirsten of Through the Loops, who enabled me by letting me know that Webs carries Malabrigo laceweight, is knitting Icarus. That is how I am leaning also. But does anyone else have suggestions? Please leave a comment if you do!

Happy Knitting!

Fiberlicious Friday: Dinner and Dessert

I liked Megan’s idea for Fiberlicious Fridays (yarn posed as food), that I tried my poor hand at it while M made real dinner. Megan’s even set up a Flickr group. This was a good exercise for me because all of these yarns are from my stash, and I had pretty much forgotten that I had them. M asked me what I was doing when he saw me arranging yarn on various plates. I told him of Megan’s idea, and he looked at me as though both Megan and I had lost our marbles. I explained that Megan was studying for her Ph. D. prelim exams. M nodded in understanding, but then asked, “So what’s your excuse?” Excuse? I have yarn, dishes, and a camera.

Dinner:
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Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in Cabin Fever, Claudia’s Hand Painted in Eat Your Veggies, and Regia Fadig 4 in a starchy color.

Since it’s summer, and dinner looks like it might be a bit heavy, we have a lovely sorbet for dessert:
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Lorna’s Laces Shepherd’s Sock in Mixed Berry.

That looks tasty enough to look at from the other side where the blackberries are hiding.
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As I mentioned, I had forgotten these yarns, so they aren’t in my mental sock knitting queue. Therefore, the question becomes, can I get them knit by the end of Summer of Socks 2007?

Right now I’m off to knit some Chocolate Cherry Socks for a very nice lady.

Have a great weekend!