Thursday, February 01, 2007

Fiber Friday

All right, you all were very nice and forgiving about the fiber diet and the clearance cotton I shared last Friday. Thank you, I appreciate it very much. But I felt guilty after reading all the comments meant to make me feel better and ease my guilt. Truth is, I don't have any guilt about breaking my promise of a yarn diet

So I've decided on a modified plan and that plan includes buying yarn. I haven't worked out any details other than there will be yarn and no guilt. Besides, I've only been knitting a couple years and I don't think that I should have to limit my knitting experience to things that are in my stash at this point. I mean part of that stash was purchased when I had just started knitting and I have to admit that I wasn't a very good yarn buyer in the beginning. So practice makes perfect and this is the last time you'll hear about a yarn diet from me.

Now, on to the details about this yarn. Today's fiber selection is Fleece Artist Blue Face Leicester. It is aran weight and the color is Flagstone Pathway. I love the muted colors. The yarn has a nice earthy smell too. I do only have one skein, but it is a big one weighing in at 250 grams/375 meters. I've been thinking of trying out Gumperina's Shifting Sands scarf. Although, I might be a little short on yardage to use this yarn. Maybe an Irish Hiking Scarf instead. I'll have to make a swatch and see.

12 comments:

Theresa said...

I vote yes for the irish hiking scarf! I didn't finish mine, but I'm sure yours will turn out much prettier anyhow with that very pretty yarn.

Bezzie said...

Yes I vote IHS too. But it's winter and I'm into cables right now!

I like that you feel guilty for not feeling guilty! Hee hee!

Jessica said...

Everyone is sporting this Fleece Artist yarn! I'm going to have to find me some! It's looks great! Love the colors.
By the way, no judging here for cheating on your yarn diet! ;)

Bobbi said...

I still feel like some of the yarn I buy shouldn't have to count cuz I'm not a very good buyer. I'm all for the diet if you really need it like for financial or spacial issues but otherwise I say buy away!

That will make a beautiful scarf!

Julie said...

Gorgeous yarn!

I agree that Practice makes perfect! Practice away :)

Zonda said...

Very nice!! That is so soft and lovely color combo, very subtle.

Yeah, I know what you mean about being a good buyer..I try to have a project in mind before I go hogwild..

Lauren said...

I love the colors.

Welcome back to the world of yarn buying. Who doesn't need more yarn?? Crazy diets.

Ava said...

Love, love, love this yarn! Have to get me some.

turtlegirl76 said...

ooh! Between this and the amaryllis pics I'm in visual awe. Nice stuff!

Mom said...

Yummy color!!! You've got a great eye for color and design - not only in yarn but also your photos...

cpurl17 said...

Oooh, I want to reach thru the monitor and squeeze that yarn--it looks sooooooo soft.

(oh, and another vote for IHS)

Angela said...

Wow! Either one of those projects would look beautiful with this yarn. Sure is pretty!

Ang