Friday, May 11, 2007

Fiber Friday - Hello Yarn

This lovely skein of yarn is hand-dyed sock from Hello Yarn. It is 100% superwash merino wool. The skein weighs in at 4 oz and is 395 yards. The color is called sour. This is my first skein of Hello Yarn and I'm really looking forward to giving it a try.

It really does feel like wonderful yarn, but I've had a heck of a time trying to get any of the stuff to try out. As soon as the online store for Hello Yarn is updated; it is emptied almost as quickly. I'm eager to try her fat sock yarn too.

This acquisition was spurred on by Znitter. I am by no means blaming anyone for my purchasing new yarns, but she always seems to post some fabulous sock yarn that I've never tried.

I was able to convince myself that one little skein of sock yarn couldn't hurt anyone. So - hello sock yarn. (ha)

As I was putting this yarn in the rest of my sock yarn stash, I started to think that I am quickly becoming a sock yarn collector and maybe not the sock knitter I'd like to be.

I guess there is nothing wrong with collecting. I have several collections of things around the house. Although I always prefer to have collections that can be used. The good thing is that I do intend to use the yarn. That is a mitigating circumstance - right?

But for now, I'll back off buying and try to do more knitting. Don't worry though - I have enough stashed sock yarn I haven't yet shared to keep my Fiber Fridays alive for awhile.

I like how the photos for this Friday's post came out. Sometimes when I look at the photos, the individual strands in the skein almost stand out in 3D in certain areas of the pictures. I'll have to figure out what created that effect and see if I can repeat it in more photos.

I realized yesterday that I have now taken a week long hiatus from updating my blog. It was actually not my intention to do so, but it was a nice break. I am now going to resume more regularly scheduled blogging.

16 comments:

eusebius said...

Great photos and truly droolworthy yarn!
I wonder if the Hello company will benefit from typos by people trying to order "Heilo" yarn :)

Deb said...

As I was reading your post and looking at the yarn I was thinking that the pictures were as gorgeous as the yarn. That's one thing I really need to get better at - photos. Yours always turn out so perfect. Nice yarn - PHAB photos!!!

Jennie said...

Gorgeous colorway! And I know what you mean. I don't seem to be knitting as much as I'd like to but for some reason I have become quite a collector. HMM...I need to put the buying on hold or slow it down a bit too.

gilraen said...

As always great art photography and beautiful yarn. :D


I've bookmarked that website for future reference ;) :)

Monika said...

Goregous, yummy yarn!

angelarae said...

Gorgeous yarn! I thought it was Koigu for a minute, there.

Ang

Bezzie said...

Hee hee! I just got done reading Trillian's blog post for Yarn Porn Friday and it featured a skein from Zknitter. And here you have one inspired by Zknitter! Maybe she needs to start charging for her yarn porn inspiration!
I love those rich colors!

IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

No, no, no, Zknitter can't start charging commission because then I would be poor! Seriously! She is the bestest enabler!!! Because through her good efforst so many others, like yourself, enable more! (wait, have to go check out hello yarns, I'll be right back..hehe)

Love the yarn! And I agree, your photos are always sooooo pretty!! I also agree, I seem to be acquiring quite the sock stash and not knitting them fast enough :)

Knitting in Pink said...

I love this yarn! I need to start stalking Hello Yarn's shop more : )

Zonda said...

Hehehe!!! Um..er..can't stop laughing!! See, it really is all Turtlegirl's fault. No one would know of my findings if YPF didn't exist..

But then...I wouldn't know of other people's findings...

I think it's an equal trade ;)
That's my story and I'm sticking to it! :)

Jessica said...

Your yarn stash completes me. That is all.

bockstark.knits said...

damn, that's some nice yarn!

Mom said...

I know what you mean about the 3D effect. I can almost feel the softness.... I wondered why it had been a whole week since your last post. I really look forward to them.

Dipsy said...

Awww - this yarn is to die for, absolutely! It looks like it'll be heaven to work with - and oh, these colors!!!!

Patty said...

WOW! I love this!

Jen said...

Lighting it from the side (not harsh light, diffuse light like daylight out of direct sun) will make the strands stand out like that. Make sure that whatever light source you're using is on the side of the skein...move it around till you get what you like...snap away. :)