Friday, March 23, 2007

Fiber Friday - Sea Silk

This lovely hank is Hand Maiden Sea Silk in the Lily Pond color. I have two hanks stashed away. Each hank is 100 grams and approximately 400 meters. The yarn is 70% silk and 30% Seacell.

Seacell is a fiber made from cellulose and seaweed. According to the Hand Maiden/Fleece Artist web site Seacell is breathable and very soft. I can attest that this yarn is very soft.

They go on to say that when worn your skin's natural moisture will release magnesium, calcium and vitamin E contained within the seaweed and that it has anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to protect the skin.

Now I knew yarn could be good for my psyche, but I had no idea that there were actual health benefits. Maybe I can turn this purchase into my insurance company for reimbursement. Do you think that my medical FSA would balk if I turned in receipts for yarn?

I plan to knit the Storm Water Shawl pattern that I received when I ordered these two skeins. I like the Clapotis I knit with Lady Godiva so much that I thought I ought to try a different Hand Maiden yarn this time.

Come to think of it, I've bought and/or used a lot of Fleece Artist/Hand Maiden yarn this year. It has become my yarn indulgence of choice. I wonder what I would have to do to get Fleece Artist to sponsor my blog. I wouldn't object to doing a little product placement in exchange for yarn.

Of course I can continue to dream and fantasize about being able to stay home and knit and blog all day without having to go to cubicle world each morning. But until that miracle happens or I win the lottery, I'll continue to feed my own habit.

13 comments:

Bezzie said...

Hahaha! Boy if you got away with claiming that on your reimbursement plan that would ROCK! But hey, they are getting more lenient. OTC medications are allowed to be claimed now, why not therapeutic yarn?

It looks lovely as always!

Jessica said...

Has anyone ever told you that you have the best yarn! Well, you do. I love coming to your blog to look at it! :D Enjoy your Lily Pond and the healing effects it has!

Sue J. said...

Oooooooh! That is so yummy! Did you get it from Colorsong? I may have to do some serious stash enhancement. No fair dangling that in front of me. You know I can't resist. Can't wait to see what you decide to knit with this lucious fiber. I agree. Wish I could knit and blog all day. But housework, laundry, dog, husband, son, cooking.........

"T" Van Hoecke said...

OMG your sea silk is gorgeous! I have not seen any of this up close, wanting to get my hands into some of it ; )

Your quick little scarf is also adorable.

cpurl17 said...

What a great shot--I can almost reach thru the screen and feel it!

Zonda said...

*wipes off the keyboard* That is gorgeous!! Just gorgeous...

Andi said...

Your Sea Silk is gorgeous. And I had actually thought I'd do Wicked in the Noro Silver Thaw. Wanna race?

Mom said...

Tremendous colors and you can actually see the softness in the photo. And what a bonus for it to be healthy for you too. I love the shawl pattern.
This yarn tempts me to try something again.

Petra said...

I knit that shawl out of the Glacier colorway. Honestly... it's my favorite shawl. You are going to LOVE it!

gilraen said...

I love the feel of Sea Silk. I'm just waiting to get my hands on some Sea Wool! Yours looks a lovely colour. :)

Sponsorship sounds like a great idea! :)

Batty said...

It's gorgeous! The insurance company should definitely reimburse you for yarn purchases.

Monika said...

It's the best yarn for a summer shawl!

mel said...

Yummmmm!! That is some gorgeous yarn :) I'm down with the yarn sponsorship idea - you've definitely added an item to my "yarns to try" list - I can vouch for your advertising ability ;)