Sunday, March 1, 2009

When yarn speaks, I listen

Though this isn't a FO post, it is a rather exciting one for you fiber addicts out there! This past Friday, my mom and I did some serious mother/daughter retail bonding at our favorite yarn shop--it was fantastic.

One of the highlights is the yarn pictured - it is [10 skeins of] Rowan Felted Tweed and it's going to be made into a longerish-length Minimalist Cardigan. Have you ever just had yarn speak to you? Well, this yarn said:

"rachel, please knit me into a wonderfully tweedy grandpa sweater"

So I listened.

More finished goodies to come soon!

12 comments:

Yarndude said...

Haha, I always love your pictures!

mari said...

This is a great picture! Have fun knitting that cardigan. I can't wait to see how this yarn knits up. :)

Jane said...

Fun photo! I can't wait to see the cardigan, it'll be beautiful :)

Aunt Kathy said...

Wow, that's a picture you'd see in a magazine. You amaze me everytime. Can't wait to see what those 10 look like in the grandpa cardigan

amanda said...

You cannot have balanced all those skeins! :D What id inside then?

MJ said...

Great pic! :D And yummy color too…

Rubys & Purls said...

I love the photo and can't wait to see the finished product. It looks like a great color for you too.

Erin said...

Oh yes, this yarn is for sure speaking. Love the picture.

Julia said...

Yarn speaks to me all the time. It's a big problem considering I work in a yarn store.

Tim Lovelace said...

I thought those were cinnamon buns at first glance.... nice.

Joy said...

That is a very impressive picture. :D Makes me want to get some sweater amounts of yarn... mostly I've been sticking to 1- or 2-skein lace shawls and socks recently. Better for the pocket, but you don't get a big bag of yarn that you can swim in. :(

Twin XL said...

I just love your enthusiasm for knitting & yarn :)