Thursday, May 10, 2007

Yarn with Pirattitude

PirateCoho

Two skeins of sock yarn from Yarn Pirate arrived earlier this week, and I couldn't be happier with the colors. Above is Coho, and below is Coho with Sweet Magnolia. Although I don't want to start any new projects right now I had to wind up the Coho immediately so it's ready to go when I need it.

PirateBooty

If my Bavarian Rockstar socks don't work out for Sockapalooza, I think that the Coho might be a good fit for my sockpal in a plainer pattern. Assuming that the Bavarian Rockstar socks do work out, Coho might be a good match for ME. ME! The yarn is 100% superwash merino--480 whopping yards! Maybe enough for some very long socks, maybe even knee-highs! May10Beez

Speaking of socks, and socks in progress, here's a shot of the schoolbus socks on the passenger seat of my car. Pretty good progress in a week, considering they've been knit exclusively in the car during my commute. I wanted to take a photo of them with a school bus (and I still might), but to photograph socks you need to be at even more of a complete stop than you do to knit them. I tried unsuccessfully to crop out the schmutz on the seat--it's time for some spring cleaning, I see!



8 comments:

Seanna Lea said...

Arrr! Those be some loverly yarns and socks, me lassie!

Cactusneedles said...

Great colors. I love the yellow ones!!

s b said...

oooohhh yarn!! I love getting yarn in the mail! Love that sweet magnolia color--makes me think of home. You knit on your commute while driving??? OMG--I knit on my commute, but I take the subway.. You've got some skills.

amanda j said...

Those are some lovely colours! I would be sorely tempted to keep all of them, but that's not the spirit is it??

tiennie said...

I haven't yet gotten any Yarn Pirate - it's very pretty!

Sarah said...

I just want to take a BITE out of that Coho!

Debra said...

Great colors! The Coho looks too fabulous to pass on-- next up, a gorgeous pair of socks for you might be just the ticket. -Your Bavarian Rockstars are looking great-- hopefully they'll work out. (I'm sure you can play with decreasing/increasing twisted ribbing or stockinette portions to make the sock fit the gauge you need-- if that's the problem.)

Missmalice said...

Oh goodness - i love the piratty goodness!

I tagged you on my blog missmaliceknits.blogspot.com - hope you don't mind!