Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Yarn Porn Quickie...

I don't have a lot of time this week to jabber on the way that I normally do. Orientation was on Monday, it was a hoot that I will detail later. Classes begin tomorrow for me, & I am a bit nervous. My first class is at 8:30 tomorrow morning. It is Sketching for Fashion Design I, there are 3 or 4 sketching classes over the 2 year program. I cannot draw worth a hill of beans!! That only means that I have TONS of room for improvement! right? hehe, nervous chuckle.
In case I won't be back here for a few days, I did want to share some pictures of the newest members of my fiber family...

First, I'd like you to meet "Good n' Plenty". Rowan is quickly becoming my favorite member of our fiber family tree. They call her Chunky Print, but this little vixen, strutting her sassy stuff in sweet shades of pink, with just a hint of bad girl black is sure to be a heartbreaker! She will most likely grow up to be a hat to set off my new houndstooth coat. So back to her namesake... Was I the only one who loved those candies? My entire family HATED them. Now I admit, I was never a huge black licorice fan... So maybe it was just a color thing back then too! Now that I think back, I enjoyed looking at them, arranging them, & then REarranging them by color, more than I enjoyed eating them.

And the child that I swore I would never have... My prior fiber prejudice has been set straight!! Yes folks, I took in a happy, healthy, bouncing baby of Noro Big Kureyon in color # 9. And there is no mistaking my love for her, she is NOT a store sample being knitted up for the trade of greater, prettier, smarter, more talented yarn, she is mine, and I will love her as my own. She has no immediate plans or aspirations, we are currently just enjoying her presence.

And then there are the twins, the "wild one" & the "snooty one". Obviously they are not identical, but they sure do set each other off beautifully. (the adoption of these two was sponsored by Monica Kim. It was her gift certificate who made this union possible) Wild child, Bubbles, originates from Prism in St. Petersburg, Florida. She is a custom dyed yarn, "Alpine", & 100% nylon. In fact it was her lipstick colored cousin, Tulle, that I worked on for a store sample a few weeks ago. And then there is little Miss Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, well everyone already knows all about her & her pretentious background. These two will certainly be lifelong companions, loosely knit friends, who will make appearances around my loving neck.

7 comments:

  1. Love the new additions... especially the Good n' Plenty. Hated the candy - but loved to look at it, too. Always have loved those colors together - can't wait to see your hat.

    I'm not sure if you'll see my post to you on the knitting group site - cause you are so stinkin' busy... so just a quick note to read "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" - seriously, it'll change your drawing life. :O)

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  2. I heart Rowan! Have fun at school this week and don't forget about us!!

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  3. Tammy-
    As always, your commentary ROCKS-

    I am excited for you to start school,(I start my trianing next week and am REALLY nervous, too). Good luck!

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  4. ps I have that same book Whit suggested above and it is really amazing what you wind up drawing after doing the exercises.

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  5. Love that Good n Plenty. There was a scientific study (seriously!) about what scents aroused sexual feelings. Men: cinnamon buns, homebaked pastries. Women: Good n Plenty. Hmmmmmm...wonder why you used to play with 'em?

    Good luck with school. :)

    Becky http://www.moonfrog.com/blog/

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  6. Good luck with skool kiddo.

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  7. So glad to hear you're alive and kickin'! LOVE LOVE LOVE the yummy yarn you've got. I'm so jealous that you have access to all that good stuff at your fingertips. The closest LYS to me is 200 miles away! :)

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