Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Friday, April 13, 2012

Yarn Splurge

It hasn't been nonstop yarn shopping around here. There has actually been knitting time over the past two days. In fact, it's been a bit like a pajama party for knitters, which is way better than those middle school pajama parties that always had a mean girl or two.

Here is a picture of Olivia gently encouraging me to make progress on the baby sweater I'm making out of two colors of Spud & Chloe sweater yarn. And yes, I'm in my pajamas.

Progress to date: button band and sleeves left.

I had to put down the Hitchhiker, which is being knit with the new skein of String Theory and is quite addicting!

Olivia, aka Ollie, resting in a patch of sun.

And now for the yarn.


From left to right: Madelinetosh DK in bark and charcoal, Madelinetosh Vintage in worn denim and cove, a skein of Silkindian ribbon yarn, Fibre Company Arcadia in kelp, O-Wool Legacy dk, and Koigu KPPPM.

This grouping: Spun Monkey Fiber Shoppe in blackberry shot with silver, Be Sweet Bambino Taffy (white with the blue and gray center), Be Sweet Bamboo in New Grass, two skeins of Rowan Purelife in aqua, and two skeins of Blue Sky Alpaca Silk in ecru and hot pink.

And last but not least, my Green Mountain Spinnery yarn. Top, left to right: Wonderfully Woolly, in pumpkin, natural dark, and pine warbler. Bottom, left to right: two skeins of Sylvan Spirit in moon shadow, and two skeins of Cotton Comfort in shocking pink.

Crazy, right?

But in a good way?


  1. I got chills just looking at your new playthings! I used Sylvan Spirit for my Lucy scarf (but in a paler shade) and it's a truly beautiful yarn.

  2. Actually, I think I did use "moonshadow" now that I've had a look.

  3. Not crazy at all, looks like you found wonderful yarn on your wonderful trip.
    Enjoy your weekend,

  4. No, not crazy. It is beautiful! Happy Knitting, Rose!

  5. Oh, crazy in the best of ways! I love all your yarns...I love the sunshine on the rug...I love that you're still in your jammies. That Hitchhiker could ride with me anytime :) I must find me some Madeleinetosh yarn, too.