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Friday, June 29, 2007

Eye Candy Friday - July 4th Edition

Today's post is all about the red, white, and blue. Yup, this one is for all you patriotic souls whose heart beats a little faster and eyes tear up a bit at the strains of our national anthem.

I present to you:


(l. to r.) Sundara sock in Sangria over Garnet, Fleece Artist Nova sock in Sangria, Handmaiden Sea Wool sock in Hercules, CyberFiber sock in Red Maple, Castleman sock club yarn (no color given), Chasing Rainbows Dyeworks sock in Madrona, Lorna's Laces sock in Irving Park, and Apple Laine Apple Pie sock in Arizona. (front) Artyarns Supermerino in color #115. (back) Rowan Calmer in Garnet.
WHITE (well, beige and ivory mostly, only one true white, but why quibble on a holiday?)
(l. to r.) Fleece Artist Merino sock in Ivory, Rowan Summer Tweed in Ghost, Handmaiden Cashmere (mmm, cashmere...) in Antique Ivory, and Lorna's Lace's Helen's Lace in Natural. (left rear) Handmaiden Silk Maiden in Ivory. (right - front to back and l. to r.) Rowan 4-ply in Bleached, Karabella Vintage cotton color # 311, RYC Luxury Cotton DK in Marble, Nashua Ecologie Cotton in Chestnut, and (bringing up the rear) Adrienne Vittadini Mia in Cream.
AND BLUE (lots of blue, and I could have pulled more!)
(left front) Yarn Pirate sock in Rain, Fleece Artist Merino sock in Mermaid. (right front) The Fibre Co. Terra in Medium Indigo and Mountain Colors Bearfoot in Larkspur. (l. to r.) Rowan Summer Tweed in Denim, Handmaiden Great Big Sea Silk in Ocean, Oceanwind Knits sock in Vancouver Island, Shelridge Farm Soft Touch Ultra in Painted Desert, Noelle's Noodles sport in Starry Night, Spinning Bunny sock in Blueberry Patch, (front to back) Rowan Calmer in Slosh, Rowan Bamboo Tape in Wode, Rowan Cotton Glace in Twilight, and (bringing up the rear) Dream in Color Smooshy sock in Deep Seaflower.

Whew! Let's take a moment to let that digest and cleanse our palate...

Okay. So the pictures aren't really moving. I'm competing for your time and attention with some heavy Hollywood hitters here! I'm just sayin'...

Maybe the pictures will move you. They certainly moved the yarn involved - from stash to studio floor. No wonder my stash is in such disarray! I have to keep pulling out things to keep my readers envious happy. It's a small price to pay, I know. And you guys are totally worth it.

You want WIPS? We got em comin' right up...

RED (a few more inches in)
See yesterday's post for details.

WHITE (if you press the issue)
Josephine from the current issue of IK.

AND BLUE (You sensing a theme at work here?)
Knitty's Convertible in Great Big Seasilk

Put them all together and you've got...

(drum roll - hey, can't have a summer picture without special effects, can you?)

A really sad looking flag.

Sorry folks! It's the best I can do.

And now, take a look at this!

(deep breath) Ready? Here we go:
(from 12:00 clockwise) Stonebarn Fibers Gypsy Girl Creations in Blackberry Bramble, Spritely Goods Fey in Spring Tulips, Seacost Handpaints Panda in Autumn, Artyarns Ultramerino in color #136, Blue Moon STR in Fire on the Mountain, Spinning Bunny sock in Paintbox, Lisa Souza sock in Joseph's Coat, Yarn All Over sock in Good Day Sunshine, Blue Moon STR in Farmhouse, Cider Moon Icicle in Andromeda, and Spunky Eclectic Speedy in Tulip.

And there is my frogged monkey. Right smack in the middle of things, wouldn't you know it. You just can't keep a good bad monkey down. (Zen String Serendipity in Aloha for those of you who are new to the game.)


Because you just can't end July 4th without fireworks.
(Well, you could, but why would you want to?)

Have a glorious fourth, y'all!


margene said...

Happy Yarny Fourth to you, too! I expect to be busy having so much fun I might not be able to blog much this coming week;-)

amy said...

That was impressive. "Wow. That was just about all she could say. Wow."*

From Lily's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henckes. We quote that one a lot around here.

Opal said...

Lovely eye candy! Happy Fourth!

Angela said...

It's Canada Day tomorrow.



PS. 'Nicest' is stewing as I type.

Angela said...

Canada's all about the red and white.

Blue get's the shaft.

Poor blue.


PS. 'Fellow' implies inclusion. I wear my insanity like a badge of honour.

La Cabeza Grande said...

Show your (yarn) colors proudly! Long may they wave :o)

Ann said...

Wow, that's a lot of yarn (I thought I had lots but you beat me) & I love the blues, my fav color.