Friday, August 24, 2007

7 Deadly Sins

No, I'm not going to preach to you about the evils inherent in the world and how we need to rise above them. Do not worry.

Instead, I'm going to regale you with pics of the two new sock yarns that arrived in my mailbox yesterday as part of the 7 Deadly Sins Sock Club from Fearless Fibers.

This is my first sock club and boy am I glad I got in on it! Deb has outdone herself already and we're only talking about two out of seven sins!

The first sin on the table is. . .Gluttony! (Yes, I know that's punny. It's Friday, what do you want from me?) The picture is pretty true to color, but it doesn't capture the glow from this yarn. Shades of honey and chocolate and toast combine to make me hungry for more. (There I go again!) I think this would make lovely socks, but I have something else in mind that I'm going to keep under wraps for now.

Did I mention that each of these skeins has a generous 550 yards? Believe it!

Next on the sin list, we have Wrath. Now according to the dictionary, wrath involves anger on an epic scale and usually involves vengeance and/or belligerence . Artistically, anger usually translates into something related to red, as in "seeing red." In this instance, Deb has given us a fiery combination of red/orange/gold colors that seem to say, "You're gonna burn for what you did to me!" -- which of course, is in the best tradition of the sin of wrath. Excellent!

With this kind of a start, I can hardly wait for the next shipments of greed, sloth, envy, pride, and finally lust. This is going to be fun!

Yesterday, I felt the need to get something knitted and finished all in one shot. So I whipped out some Sugar & Creme cotton and made this cloth. Very satisfying!

And, my next test knit is now complete! I can't show you what it is or talk about how it's made, but here's a tiny glimpse of it. Makes me think of Christmas!

Tomorrow promises to be fun. A group of Portland knitters are going to meet at Abundant Yarn and Dyeworks and proceed to spend the day on a Sock Yarn Crawl. Rodger has the schedule posted on his blog.

Yeah, like I really need more sock yarn! Then again, can you ever really have enough? LOL The important part is that it will be a day with knitters and yarn and that's worth its weight in gold. If you're in Portland (Oregon, that is) and have some free time, join us!


Angelika said...

I love the colors on that yarn. Nice tone on tone and the test knit looks great and gives me another reason to wait for the next catalog. I found your baby cardigan. Looks great.

knit chick said...

Thank you for posting the yarns! I've been dying to find out about the first shipment. I'm in the club, too, but the Post Office is holding my yarn for ransom. I love Gluttony!

Now to the post office for some yarn...