Thursday, April 14, 2005

If you build it, they will come.

*Que fairy tale music*

Once upon a time, in a far away land lived a Stalker. The Stalker was sad because there was a terrible curse upon her kingdom. For you see, the Stalker had a desire, nay, a need. This needs name was Yarn. But not just any yarn. Stalker yearned for wool and alpaca, cashmere and silk, and yes, dared to dream even of the ever elusive Merino Wool.

*Que evil creepy music*

Stalker lived in a land of searing heat and breath stealing humidity. Once, her land was a thing of beauty and cool breezes, but generations before her a curse was placed upon all of the animals in her land. No matter the animal, no matter the skill of the spinner, no matter how fervent the prayers of all of her knitting and crocheting subjects, all that could be rendered for yarn was *Crescendo on evil creepy music* acrylic.

Then one day, there was a whisper on the wind. *Que soft, heart-wrenching music* A newcomer in the land had brought things of wonderment. Stalker now had a Local Yarn Store. Contained within this small space was a bounty in her eyes. Things of beauty and softness to make the most hard-hearted crocheter weep. And Stalker did purchase.

This is what the purchases came home in.

So innocent looking. Posted by Hello

Behold!! And click on pictures to enlarge. Hehe pretty... Posted by Hello

This, my lovely stalked friends, Is Calypso from South West Trading Company. And it's lovely. And it will tell me in due time what it wants to be. All I know is that it had to come home with me. As I knelt down at one point to survey another yarn, it leapt onto my head and tumbled into my arms. I was love at first site. So come home it did. I just love touching it. Petting it. It's mine. Mine!! *ahem* Sorry about that.

Something strange happened on the way home. You see, I actually bought three different yarns. Two of them were purchased to be used together because they just seemd so right side by side. Little did I know how right I was about that. Be forewarned, my stalkees. The picture below is a little disturbing. Yarn porn to be exact. I felt dirty for even taking the picture, but they insisted that their love fore one another be spread to the masses.

And wuv.....twue wuv... Posted by Hello

They had shucked off the constraints of their wrappers and were entwined in each others arms. I am hoping their love will manifest itself into a hybrid. I could start a breeding program. I would never sell the children of their love, though. I would nurture them into mature skeins and adopt them out in mated pairs to loving homes. On the left is Melody in Arizona Sunset, on the right, Bamboo Soysilk in Tequila. Their offspring will be Tequila Sunsets. A party waiting to happen in your hands.

On the crocheting...erm....knitting front (Dammit, Jim, I'm a doctor not a knitter), We have the base and three rows up done on Sophie. Proof!

Beauty, eh? Posted by Hello

And I got an email from Kim at Gibson Girl stating she was waiting on more wire. Not that there's any rush. I knit pretty slow. But then I crochet pretty slow. But I keep a very consistent gauge. So there.

Hope everyone has a great day!!


jane said...

i just got 2 balls of the Bamboo in greens and blues like the ocean. I'm starting a poncho today and I can't wait. It is beautiful yarn. Jane

justcinful said...

Ooooh South West Trading Co! (drool)

I got the email from you about approval, went and clicked on the link and it was expired. So I guess I am now accepted. :o) Hooray! I'm spam-free. Lol.

Anonymous said...

how in the world did you get out of a yarn store with only three skeins?