Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Some people call it...

Yarn porn. It is somewhat disturbing, but I can sort of see where it's coming from.

I spend a fair amount of time reading through my friends list on LiveJournal, and through a community on cloth diapering, I discovered the related (kind of) fandom of knitting and yarn-dying.

Yes, I picked up knitting so I could make wool longies for Rachel. I've yet to actually get around to starting a pair, because I wanted to make sure I got the basics down before I jumped headfirst into using a lot of yarn for something I'm not sure will fit. Doh.

The yarn-dying sites are very tempting, for they hold many colorways of nummy goodness, but I was looking for something cheaper to start on, and the local Hobby Lobby was a little lacking in the wool yarn department (surprising, but true). Google saves the day, and finds not only another yarn store ( it's really a crafts store, but with a better selection), but something called a Sit N Knit Cafe, which is exactly what it is. The Sit N Knit, though, didn't indicate that it actually had yarn, so I went to the other store to check it out, baby in tow.

For all that pictures on the internet look yummy (yes, yummy) with all the colors, I never actually thought I'd spend as much time staring at yarn as I did in that store. Manos del Uruguay, by the way, looks and feels awesome, but is expensive. Those skeins had their own little rack, too.

... I guess pictures on the internet will have to do, anyway.

Irish Baby Knits
yarny_bits - where I found the phrase, incidentally

I will one day break down and buy something from them. Yummy, indeed.

(And in case you're wondering, I did buy 3 skeins of Patons, so it wasn't a total waste of a trip.)

1 comment:

Shae said...

yarn is cool! Besides being a tool to make cool stuff it is an excellent way to entertain toddlers. My children are "wrapping" yarn right now. By "wrapping" they mean unrolling.

For school time today Abigail and I made a yarn doll.

By the way I totally encourage you in making cool things for Rachel. Even if they are too small for her by the time you are done, at least you'll have them for the next one, right?