One skein at a time
Monday March 01st 2010, 9:47 pm
Filed under: Knit

I’ve stalled out.  Too many choices.  (Embiggen for full effect.)  Too much that wants to be knit all at once, right now! (This is Saturday’s Creatively Dyed haul, minus the duplicate skeins. In order: Waterfalls Hang laceweight, Steele sockweight in Tull, Spanish, and Jasmine, and Waterfalls laceweight Elegant.)

There’s only one thing to do: *Make a choice, set the rest aside and put it out of sight.  Knit the first project, bring out all the beautiful skeins, repeat from * as needed.

It’s a wonderful problem to have.  Even the Roomba got carried away by the yarnly possibilities and stalled out. (Hey, you, gimme back my bobbin, where’d you get that.)

That reminds me, the squirrels? This round went to me.

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Oh, my, what a wonderful riot of color followed you home. I can feel your indecision in choosing the first color to work with. Why not just wear a blindfold and choose?

The Cancert scarf is the right pattern for that brushed mohair. It and I are much happier now that I’ve listened to the yarn.

Comment by Shelly H 03.02.10 @ 1:24 am

Put them “out of sight”? Are you crazy! Those skeins are so pretty they should be prominently displayed as they are until made into something new. I suggest investing in a custom-made glass display cabinet placed near the front door so every visitor is greeted by their beauty.

Comment by LynnM 03.02.10 @ 1:29 am

Gorgeous! They are all so beautiful…that red on the left makes my mouth water just looking at it! You may have to flip a coin- they’re all so lovely.

Comment by RobinH 03.02.10 @ 6:10 am

Talk about nature twisted into yarn!

Now, let’s see what is their destiny. 😉

Comment by Suzanne in Mtl 03.02.10 @ 6:28 am

The colors, the colors! They are so beautiful. I would also have trouble choosing.

Comment by Henya 03.02.10 @ 6:49 am

The dogs in my neighborhood are always talking about the squirrels. “Come on. I can take ’em. I’ll get one for you. Wouldn’t you love squirrel stew?” (What? If you can understand yarn, I can understand dogs.) The dogs are also offering us venison if we’d just let them off the leash. Interestingly enough, the local deer can tell a leashed dog from an unleashed one at 200 yards.

Comment by LauraN 03.02.10 @ 6:56 am

I’m sure all will grow up to be beautiful. It seems a natural fit to me that the Roomba would be drawn to spinning.

Comment by Channon 03.02.10 @ 7:36 am

such delicious colours and yarns!

Comment by Sandra 03.02.10 @ 7:50 am

Flip a coin? No, no! It’s eeny, meeny, miney, george.

Humor –

What do you get when you cross a chili pepper, a shovel, and a chihuahua.
A hot diggety dog.

Comment by Don Meyer 03.02.10 @ 9:38 am

Indecision, my constant companion! I try not to keep too much on the needles, because if I cast on everything I wanted to, I’d never finish anything at all . . .

Comment by Lanafactrix 03.02.10 @ 3:46 pm

Oh. My. Word.
I think I’d spend a few weeks petting on them. And decision? I’d have to assign numbers and have Oscar pull one out of a hat for me.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 03.02.10 @ 4:01 pm

What a serendipidous thing the Web can be…hmm, web, an apt word on a needlework site, wouldn’t you say. I was looking for Frances Begay, who is my favorite designer of jewelry and found your site. Alas, I don’t weave, tried knitting years ago and suceedec ony in tying myself in knots. I did knit one incredibly lopsided sweater that looked like moths had been to it. Perhaps I should not have started with mohair! I do do a little needlepoint…nothing good enough to share..and though, without the talent to do, I remain fascinated by the tactile, textural, and colorful properties of yarn and fabric and so I am, I guess, an appreciator. I love your site and if you don’t mind, I’ll vist just to enjoy the beauty you and your friends create..and the stories. I might even share a story or two of my own, since that, I can do! Lovely site and blog.

Comment by Tess Halle 03.02.10 @ 6:11 pm

Ooh – those yarns created a spinal sensation for me – the kind of reaction that you don’t even start to process mentally before it happens. In this case, instant feeling of happy-good-deep pleasure!

Comment by twinsetellen 03.02.10 @ 9:04 pm

Ooh, Alison, how long until you encourage Tess H. to get knitting again?

Comment by LynnM 03.03.10 @ 4:45 am

I had to laugh. I saw the picture of the yarn before I read the post and knew immediately that it was Diane’s handiwork. I’m wearing some of her “vintage” yarn on my feet right now. The combination of Alison’s genius and Diane’s genius is gonna be mindboggling! Can’t wait to see what it all becomes!

Comment by Shirley 03.10.10 @ 6:37 pm

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