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 yarn...it 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

10 comments:

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

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  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!

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  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!

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

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  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 :)

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

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  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!

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  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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I'm a retiree/artist/student who makes things. It's a nice kind of lifestyle!

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