Zimmermania

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Blocking, and Up Next

Sorry to clog Zimmermania with a basically knitting-less post, but you all don't mind a little yarn porn, do you? It's all in the name of my last and next EZ knits:

First, my Norwegian Mittens (from KA) are done and blocking, and will be ready to show off in a day or so. A sneak preview:

Norwegian Mittens Blocking

Next: I posted a little while ago about choosing colors at Knitpicks for my niece's Icelandic Pullover, from The Opinionated Knitter. Well, the Wool of the Andes arrived, and the colors weren't bad but the yarn was too lightweight, in my opinion, for such a rustic sweater. Then I ordered some Sierra, and the weight was better (and it was indeed soft), but the colors were a little bleh - much duller than they appeared in the catalog.

Then came Rhinebeck. And an hour and a half in the incredible Morehouse Farm store. And who sidled up to me but this amazing purple colorway the offer in their 3-strand merino (and her cousins, cream, avocado, and grey):

Morehouse Merino 3-Strand (Rhinebeck!)

The colors at Morehouse leave many other yarns in the dust. And Knitpicks is great for an everyday yarn, but at its price point, it just can't compete. So, the kid is spoiled. That's not news to me :) She'll develop a taste for fine yarns at a young age, just like her Auntie Jess!

4 Comments:

  • I LOVE Morehouse yarns, they are incredible! Great color choice.

    By Blogger MamaK, at 2:43 PM  

  • Gosh, I still love those colors just as much as I did in the Morehouse Store--actually, I love them more now, since I'm not suffering from overwhelming claustrophobia. Your niece is going to love her pretty sweater!

    By Blogger Jessica, at 10:52 AM  

  • Sigh. I love Morehouse. I love Rhinebeck. I'm still so sad that I wasn't there this year. Just as well, though - I still have a whole sweater's worth of fabulous pumpkiny 2-ply from last time!

    By Blogger Sarah / Blue Garter, at 6:30 PM  

  • Those colours look great together! I must try some Morehouse yarns soon.

    By Blogger the daily purl, at 6:29 PM  

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