Thursday, June 28, 2007

This is REALLY hard.

You know, being on a yarn diet is really, really difficult when you discover THREE great new places to buy yarn on the Internet ALL IN ONE DAY:

Wool Girl

Gardiner Yarn Works

Sonny & Shear

Kill me now.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Music for the summertime.

Today, I discovered a new band. Well, they're not really a new band. But, they're news to me. Have any of you heard of them? The Lemon Pipers? They were primarily a one-hit wonder - their biggest hit was "Green Tambourine", but their songs are just fun, pop songs. They're fantastic - perfect retro music for the summertime.

Look at these guys:

It's hard to believe they weren't bigger stars. I wonder what happened? It's definitely a mystery we may never solve.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Diet THIS!

I am lusting after everything (excluding the roving - I don't know how to spin...yet) in this shop. Look at that glorious sock yarn! Too bad I can't do anything about it. I am on a self-imposed yarn diet for the next three months.

Please note that this excludes any negotiations or sales that were already in progress. Ahem.

This all stems from that fact that I have something very exciting in the works that I need to be saving for, and from the fact that my stash is officially out of control. I flashed my stash in a terrible manner a few posts ago, but I re-organized, so I'll re-post again on that soon. Once you see it, I'm certain you'll agree that this just has to happen.

Oh, how sad it makes me.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Single sock count: 19

Um, read that right. I have now completed 19 single socks.

* sighhhhhhhhh*

Here's the proof:

Here are some more shots:

From left to right: Luna Park, Lorna's Lace in Lorikeet, Mountain Colors Bearfoot in Bitteroot Rainbow, Regia, Lana Grossa Meilenweit, Interlacements Tiny Toes, Claudia's Handpaint in Freesia, Koigu KPPPM, and Koigu KPPPM.

From left to right: Koigu KPPPM, Koigu KPPPM, Blue Moon Fibers Arts STR in Farmhouse, Blue Moon Fiber Arts STR in Fire On The Mountain, Brown Sheep Wildfoote, Black Bunny Fibers in Eat Your Veggies, Koige KPPPM, Lorna's Laces, ?, and ? (I'll find out later and edit).

Now, don't let all of these single socks fool you. Let's not get crazy, everybody. I have actually finished quite a few pair - I just haven't taken any pictures because they're in the bottom of my hamper waiting to be soaked in some Eucalan. I'm not sure what my pairs count is, but I can tell you that it's definitely not up to 19. I don't feel guilty about it. Just happy, I guess.

Thank you for enjoying this post,
Erin ;)

Monday, June 11, 2007

Oh, heck YES.

Somehow, I got on the Reese's mailing list, and through all of that, I caught wind of these:

They come out in July, but you can order them here now. Hrm. Should I? Shouldn't I?

I probably shouldn't, but boy, do I want to.

Thank you for enjoying this post,