Friday, February 09, 2007

Fiber Friday - Red

This yarn is red and it looks so red that I would think that this little beauty has the power to turn a whole load of laundry to pink in just seconds. But I love the color and won't be putting it in the wash.

This Manos del Uruguay is just waiting to be wound into a little yarn cake and knit up. It is 100 grams and 138 yards. The color is listed as 115 - but it would seem that just saying red would work too.

The intense red makes me think of Valentines Day too. Although it doesn't hurt that every store you go in has Valentines displays and candy everywhere.

Speaking of candy, Hershey's has a couple of great limited edition Kisses out too. I don't even usually like Hershey's Kisses, but they have a dark chocolate raspberry flavored one that is great. I keep setting them out on my desk at work and they keep disappearing. The other is one that is filled with a cherry cordial creme. My husband just loves them; his favorite candy is chocolate covered cherries.

I have set this skein aside to make Calorimetry. It will be my next quick project right after I finish knitting the Irish Hiking scarf you all talked me into making last week. When I got home from work last Friday and read all your comments and votes for the Irish Hiking Scarf, I cast on. I'm hoping to be able to finish it this weekend.

13 comments:

Bezzie said...

Ooh, that's a rich red! And hmm, I might have to pick up a bag of those raspberry dark chocolate kisses you speak of! Mmmm!

Julie said...

Those pictures are incredible! How do you get the red to photograph? I can never seem to do it.

Liz said...

What a great shade of red! Those raspberry kisses sound too yummy to pass up. I'll have to keep my eye out for some of those.

Knit Masala said...

That's such a great red. It'll make a lovely Calorimetry.

Bobbi said...

ooooh, it makes me think of red velvet cake. I can't wait to see Calorimetry in it.

I hadn't seen the special rasberry kisses, I'm gonna have to track some down now.

String Bean said...

I love that yarn color! Amazing.

Calorimetry is the best little pattern. Quick and very useful. It seems like everyone's been knitting one lately.

Mom said...

A very intense regal red. That Calorimetry will be great. You'll have to keeps tabs on it or it might be snatched at the next family gathering....

Zonda said...

AMAZING! That is some red there! You did a great job on it as most times red doesn't do well! Can't wait to see both projects! :)

Jessica said...

I love this yarn. THe red is fantastic. It makes me think I need a red scarf. Thanks for enabling a future purchase. ;)

cpurl17 said...

Why I think I have the very same colorway on my dining room table at this very mintue... I love red!!!

I just wish my camera and photography skills were as good yas yours

Angela said...

I'm embarrassed. You'll probably finish yours before I finish the one I started two weeks ago...

Ang

Christy said...

Beautiful photos. You really captured the great colors in the Manos

Stacie said...

that is some red yarn! I love the blue and white cookies in the last post! And covet that kitchen aide! I'm gonna have to get me a paper route!