Sunday, March 18, 2012

Pretty Yarn is Awesome for Macro Sunday

Back before Christmas, my mom gave me a great book to read:  The Beach Street Knitting and Yarn Society, by Gil McNeil.  It was a fun, quick read and featured a neat little yarn shop.  The visual of pretty textures and colors and the overall comfort of a place like that made it some great fiction.  Lo' and behold, I stumbled on a store just like it in Williamsburg!  When I walked into Knitting Sisters I immediately realized that I was going to have a serious problem with was all beautiful and I wanted a little bit of everything.  I had a slight problem, though:  I didn't know how to knit.  I've been a crocheter, before, but was scared of the whole two-needle concept.  So, I signed up for a class and ended up teaching myself to knit.  Now I can't stop.
I adore being able to sit on the couch and make what's essentially fabric out of a single thread.  Plus, the counting and counting and counting and repetitive actions keep my brain perfectly engaged so I really don't have to think about anything else going on around me.  It's a great little bit of escapism.  
This is a scarf project that I got from the shop because the yarn was in a sale bin and I couldn't resist the colors.  It's called "Synchronicity Seafoam Scarf" but I think of it more like a surfing phoenix.  haaaaaaaaaa 
I've got about 10 more inches to finish this off, so we'll see if I can do it this week.  In the meantime, I'm happy to share these close-up shots of the gorgeous yarn.  There's more to be seen as part of "I heart Macro" so here's the button....
studio waterstone


  1. OMGosh! This is so gorgeous! Love your vivid colors. Very inspiring indeed.

  2. I love a nice close look at fiber. I don't knit and can only do a single crochet stitch, yet somehow I have ALL KINDS OF YARN! I've promised myself that I will learn to knit one day. . .one day!

  3. Oh my goodness that yarn is totally gorgeous! I love knitting too. I've been procrastinating about stitching my giant knitted blanket together. This is totally inspiring!


  4. The colors are so intoxicating! Love this. What are you making? I got hooked on fingerless gloves this winter.

  5. Oh my...the yarn is gorgeous! It looks so soft and fun to work with! I love knitting, especially hats (I like working with five needles). I have been working on a long winter hat for a friend of mine (two years almost). I just can't seem to finish it, though I am bound and determined to finish it by the end of April - now I have written it down and I have a goal :)

  6. yummy colors! Show us the finished product :)

  7. Love the macros of the yarn fibers! The yarn is such a beautiful color and the pattern you're knitting is pretty amazing! I hope there will be a pic of the finished scarf!

  8. You know, it's really amazing to me how many bead makers and jewelry designers also KNIT! I honestly think it's the colors -- who could resist?


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