Jess Hutch.

Monday, July 25, 2005

yarn

pinkylee

Yarn is great.

I got this wonderful handspun stuff from Christine at
tooknap press. It's an angora/wool blend and its name is Pinky Lee. I'm not sure if I'm going to use it in a toy or make a simple scarf out of it. In the meantime it's sitting in my "nice yarn" basket (along with some Noro Kureyon and a really teeny tiny skein of Anny Blatt angora), and I just like to look at it and occasionally pick it up and stare at it.

The tooknap blog is
here... she posted about the book Unexpected Knitting a few months ago, and I totally second that emotion. Debbie New's knitting is really utterly amazing, I can't get over some of the sculptural knitting she does - particularly a couple of tea cups & saucers and a pitcher plant.

Speaking of knitting, and yarn, I just went to
artfibers in San Francisco, and really appreciated not only their lovely selection of yarn (their own brand, they don't carry anything else) but the fact that they let you knit a swatch right there. Fab! Plus, they have a discount room, where you can buy little remnants of yarn by the gram, perfect for toy knitters like me. And to top it all off, the staff was really friendly and helpful.

2 Comments:

At 9:40 AM , Blogger Brian P said...

Hi Jess,

I enjoy your blog, partly because it's about stuff that I know virtually nothing about. I also dig the pictures of the crafts, yarn balls, and yarnie robots. (One year in college I lived in a big house with lots of people, one of whom was named Yarnie. Also: my cat's breath smells like cat food.)

 
At 9:46 AM , Blogger JessRedRose said...

Thanks Bri. I should teach you how to knit!

 

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