þriðjudagur, maí 09, 2006

Wanted: advocate for my so far loyal sock yarn stash

It is far better to be silent than merely to increase the quantity of bad yarn books.
Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Everything about knitting this sock is so fast that even the pictures become blurry.

One sock down..
Socks That Rock ruby embosed leaves
and the other in progress.
STH & sheep stitch marker
See - despite the blurriness - how the little sheep stitch marker matches the yarn?
It's the April sheep from Katie's Project Spectrum's stitch marker club and eventhough it's too late to join now a few of them are available in her etsy shop.)

Obviously, there is something really special going on there between me, my needles, the wonderful Socks That Rock yarn and the fun embossed leaves pattern from Mona Schmidt. I ask you: a sock in three days in the high tide of reading for exams?
I don't really know yet what kind of relationship we are going to develop, the STR and I. Sure, it's just natural to have a crush on this yarn, but will it become more than a fling? I'm all about to engage with this tempting, luscious beauty but I hear a low voice inside my head uttering concern.
Right you are, the yarn is divine and softer than anything you ever knit with. And yes, I agree, those colours are gorgeous and every single florid stitch makes you smile, which is kind of a priceless thing. But talking about price, oho.. listen... sure, quality has its price. Let's not argue on that one. But explain to me, why - WHY! - you are willing to spend more than twice as much on yarn you are knitting up in double speed ! ? ! ? All over sudden, sock yarn that has always been good enough for you before seems merely pale in comparison. Ha! Consider: You will, budget in mind, end up being left with only a quarter of the sock knitting time you are used to! Try to live with that!
Still dazed by the complex beauty of my precious new sock yarn, I can't find the nerve to argue with this little killjoy voice.

7 ummæli:

amanda sagði...

The socks look great Carola! Don't doubt the yarn. Love it. Embrace it. Enjoy :o)

Emma sagði...

The socks look beautiful! I just love that pattern. Glad it's going so quickly for you!

katie sagði...

Matching stitchmarkers! That's great! And the sock looks good too... I keep hearing about this STR, I must try some soon.

Julia sagði...

No kiddin' about the frantic sock knitting when you're supposed to study... better than scraping old paint off door frames which I have done before I got back into knitting;-)
No news from the Regia people yet and your e-mail has diminished my hopes of getting a nice 'we're sorry' parcel from them, boo-hoo.
Schöne Grüße aus dem total sommerlichen Hamburg, das vom Winter direkt in den Sommer gewechselt hat. Julia

Maggie sagði...

You must think I am world´s rudest person for not getting back to you after we met! I am so sorry, I have just been so busy with getting used to things here that I have been a space cadet and forgotten my manners. Thank you so very much for showing me around, I was very freaked/confused/exhausted that day and I really appreciated a friendly face. THANK YOU!

Rachel sagði...

Tell that voice to quiet down and allow you to enjoy each and every stitch. All that matters is that it makes you happy. The socks are lovely, by the way.

Wanda sagði...

Ahh, I've seen the STR and it's a beautiful and lovely yarn. Enjoy the knitting time you have and those lovely socks. I think they are just beautiful.