Thursday, March 10, 2011

Temptation Thursday

I just got back from one of my favorite LYS Twisted, it is such a great store and it's kid friendly. I met my friend Sarah with her little boy Miles there. It was a lot of fun, Miles was talkative and adorable. The staff was friendly, understanding, and knowledgeable.
As we were walking around the store I spotted a yarn that totally made me stop... I had to touch it, feel it, smell it, look at it longingly.
The yarn was Mirasol, Sulka.

It is gorgeous!  It is made of 60% merino, 20% alpaca, and 20% silk, all of this equals to a lofty worsted weight yarn that is just absolutely delicious. I can easily see making a nice, warm, thick cowl out of this yarn. Actually this yarn would be perfect for a pattern design that I have in mind! OH VAY! the pain of having a design in mind but not the "perfect" yarn. This yarn absolutely takes the price for being the most tempting yarn of the week. Congrats Mirasol, Sulka... you win! I'm extremely tempted!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Temptation Thursday

My temptation today is something... err...what can I say... uhmmm... that I have.
The yarn is Road to China light, Color: Hermatite

It is composed of 65% Baby Alpaca, 15% Silk, 10% Camel, and 10% Cashmere. All of this equals to the softest yarn imaginable.
At the beginning of this post I mentioned that I have this yarn. I"m planning to make a special hat. I think for the first time in a while I can surely say that I"m falling more in love with my stash. I fell in love with a yarn that I have. I feel satisfied.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Temptation Thursday

This Thursday my temptation is a yarn that I have been working with on a super extra secret project. It is beautiful and I love the feel of it.

   The yarn is Shibui Staccato in the color Ivory. I love the color of this yarn and how shiny it is.  I can't wait to get a couple of skeins of this yarn and make myself a pair of nice socks, or a shawl, or a sweater. The options are endless!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Temptation Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011

This Thursday there isn't a yarn that's going to be featured since my wonderful hubby and I are in Boston, Massachusetts. So no knit night for me although there was a lot of knitting on the 6 hour flight;  along with a very rough chart and design for a pattern that I have in mind. I can't wait for all of you to see it.
Here are some pictures from Boston, it was a great city.

View from our hotel room.

View from our hotel room.

Frog Pond at Boston Commons.

The State House on Beacon Hill    

It was a truly enjoyable trip. It was nice to get away and relax for a few but I truly did miss those individuals that I see on a daily basis. I'm glad to be home. Thank Boston for a good time.