Friday, May 6, 2011

A rosy (knitting) future

This is a quick post just to satisfy RoseRed's curiousity about the yarn I bought at Knit Camp last weekend.

Red yarn

As I was photographing it, I was surprised to see just how rosy it looks, all together. Some beautiful Rowan Summer Tweed in a squashed raspberry colour (Rowan has named it 'smoulder', but I prefer 'squashed raspberry), 2 balls of the now discontinued Regia sock yarn in one of the Kaffe Fassett colour-ways (as if I didn't have enough sock yarn) and two skeins of Lang Jawoll Magic in a mixture of pink and burgundy and brown and black and yellow and... I used the Lang Jawoll in a scarf I finished recently but haven't yet blogged about - it's waiting to be blocked - and loved its softness and long colour runs.

I'm a relatively slow if constant knitter and probably have enough yarn for at least a significant part of the rest of my knitting life. But there's always something that's new or beautiful or a good buy or about to be discontinued. There's always an excuse for yarn buying.


Rose Red said...

Weeeeeeeeeeeee! New yarn! Thanks Lyn, it was totally worth it to see this! Love the squashed raspberry summer tweed! Am thinking about making a purchase of this myself!

Anonymous said...

oh yes, always an excuse indeed! its a lovely raspberry colour that rowan, im sure you will make something amazing with it.

missfee said...

Love the red - it is just gorgeous
thanks for posting the photo for Rosered

Sonia said...

I love seeing new yarn purchases! Thanks for sharing :)

Lynne said...

Lovely yarns!

1funkyknitwit said...

I love it all !!! :D