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The carnage! April 3, 2012

Filed under: yarn — Emily @ 8:55 am
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What’s strange, is I’d never seen an adult Carpet Beetle around the house. So when I googled them I thought I was clean. Then I saw the picture of the larvae, and that’s when I knew I was screwed.

The Cascade 220 is a goner, there’s pretty much no way I can knit with that.  I have hope for the sock yarn, though.  It’s just 3 broken strands and a 4th that is held together with less than a ply.  (Unless there’s hidden damage, of course.)  I think they really preferred the taste of the Cascade 220, though.


Motivation? December 6, 2011

Filed under: yarn — Emily @ 10:20 am

I took pictures of nearly all of the yarn in the house.  Where did this motivation come from?

Some highlights:

Cheap good yarn from Tuesday Morning – Araucania Ranco in Melon

More cheap good yarn – Ranco in Cactus

KPPPM bought ages ago

Cotton Ease is great for toys!


Totally Worth It March 31, 2009

Filed under: yarn — Emily @ 3:10 pm

Skeined, washed, and dried.



So pretty. Such a bear on size 9 (5.5mm) needles!


Get Thee Behind Me, Murphy! March 26, 2009

Filed under: yarn — Emily @ 10:38 am

In an effort to reskein two cakes of yarn for washing, I have had the following happen.

  1. The swift came unlocked and the half wound skein fell off onto the table.
  2. The second cake flew off the ballwinder onto the floor.

To rid myself of the first problem, I came up with a nice little solution.

Yarn is Grignasco MerinoSilk

That’s probably the smartest thing I’ve done all week.  The dumbest?  Well, no one’s died or fallen off the balcony, so I’m going to go with winding that second cake onto the ball winder with no added tension cutting myself with some aluminum foil.   (The second smartest thing was pulling up a chair to the swift.  My back thanks me.)

Nothing genius was required to fix the second problem, I just rewound the cake on the winder with some tension.  I think that makes 4 times I rewound these two cakes?


I have yarn pr0n February 27, 2009

Filed under: yarn — Emily @ 9:00 am

And it’s really beautiful.


Oh the turquoise!


Ooh, a shot of electric green!


All the colors together equals one thing: Manos Silk blend.  

All hail Turtlegirl, who can choose yarn like nobody’s business.  I’m so happy I was able to help you get to the right guys to get your Vista working again.

Now if you’ll pardon me, I’ve got to find the perfect pattern for this.


Second Blogiversary Yarn Contest! February 6, 2009

Filed under: yarn — Emily @ 9:42 am

I woke up this morning with a desire to give away some yarn.  And as it turns out, tomorrow is my second blogiversary.  How fortuitous!

What am I offering?




Mountain Colors Bearfoot in Sierra.

Want it?  Leave me a comment, and I’ll pick the winner using a random number generator.  Oh, and please make sure you leave a way for me to contact you.  Contest ends at noon CST on Thursday, February 12.

And if you are a knitter with mohair issues, a deal could be reached regarding some Koigu.


Ooh, A Package! December 11, 2008

Filed under: Ladybug,Pigeon,yarn — Emily @ 12:40 pm

One more reason why I love our new house – a locking mail box for packages.  If we get something in the mail too big for our little box, they put a key in there for one of the two locking package mail boxes.  (Of course, our town/neighborhood is pretty safe and low crime.  I’ve never had anything stolen off the porch, but it’s nice to not have to worry about it at all!)


You know what this is….


My yarn prize from Mason-Dixon Knitting!


Packaged so nicely.


The yarn (Ladybug’s favorite color, plain red.)


And Kay was kind enough to include a baby toy….


We all got in on the action….