February 2, 2009
Hey Beautiful, that is your name isn't it
Hey baby, do you come here often?
Did you set your twist in Windex? Because baby, I can see myself in you.
Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I ply by you again?
Is that part of your skein felt? Would it like to be?
You know what'd look good on you? Me.
Listen, I'm going to knit with you tonight no matter what, so you might as well be there.
If I said you had a beautiful strand, would you hold it against me?
Is it hot in here, or is it just your wool content?
Let's go to my ball winder and do all the things I'm going to tell knitters we do anyway.
566g, about 890 m, 100% polwarth from Rovings, in "brick". Now a 3 ply that is the most beautiful yarn in the world. (Today.)
Posted by Stephanie at February 2, 2009 9:35 AM
Finally. Beautiful! Ramping up for Valentines day?
OMG - be careful it doesn't felt as you drool over it. I'm jealous I can't go out and buy that.
Oh, yummy! Yummy! YUMMY! Will this be your FL sweater? Wow.
WOW ! Double WOW ! You could sell that stuff [hint, hint, hint] ...
I almost laughed out loud in my class. The yarn looks beautiful.
Oh they are soooo very beautiful. You must be so proud and excited. Lol, funny post. I loved it!
gorgeous! And great pickup lines. I can't wait to see it become a sweater.
The yarn looks wonderful! :D
Hearing those lines, I can picture you in polyester bell bottoms, with a Day-Glo shirt (admit it, we ALL had one...)in some smoky bar...
that's some delicious yarn...
Hilarious! Just make sure there aren't any unflattering nightcam videos of you "leaked" to the internet later.
Congrats! LOL about the
"Let's go to my ball winder and do all the things I'm going to tell knitters we do anyway."
So happy for you.
It looks gorgeous! So pretty...
Yay! Yummy. Gourgeous. (I can´t decide myself wether I prefer to imagine it with taste or good looks. Both, I guess. Sinestesia, isn´t it?)
If I said you had a beautiful ply, would you hold it against me?
LOOKS GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! maybe it would like to come over to my house..... though it might be too inlove with you.
You slay me!
My buxom friend used to get all the lines like that. And some less subtle:
Boy (looking at her chest): Are those real?
Her: I don't know, is your head real? Because it looks like you got it out of the pumpkin patch and you obviously don't know how to use it.
Reading this....had to unbutton my shirt and remove my mitts....getting warm in here.
Fantastic yarn.Envy on my part.Trudging away with acrylic because my dear old favorite auntie can't wear wool.Will be dreaming about your project all day.The faster I knit ,the sooner I can make something stunning insted of utilitarian.Give me hope by keeping us posted.
Now I REALLY want to learn to spin!
you. are. hilarious. i love it!
Very pretty. Love the colors.
You are a spinning ninja. You were able to create a wonderful yarn with a palette that matches your environment, too. Fa. Bu. Lous. ;)
Come to Mama!
Speaking to the yarn. Fanning herself and gracefully sinking onto the fainting couch...
that sure is some yummy yarn!!!
Love the yarn! I would say it makes me want to learn to spin, but that would be a lie. Lovely photos too. Well done.
Personally, I enjoy the pick-up lines most ;) Beautiful yarn!!
I love the yarn!! I wish I could spin, I think my husband would faint if I said I wanted to take it up, especially since my office now looks like an outlet mall for my LYS!!! Nice work!!
....after cooling off a bit and and regaining my calm....are you sure you're doing the proper book writing genre?
Oh, you should have contributed to the knitty pickup lines thread on Ravelry (it's linked to in This Week on Ravelry)
Umm good feeling to have it all done and ready. Of course for me it's all about the spinning and when the yarn is set and finished the excitment ends there, but don't tell any one that's our secret.....
I have to admit, this entry frightened me a little! But the yarn is gorgeous!
Can't wait to see the sweater.
And my first thought on the pick-up lines....oh my.
I'm sure Liela could find someone who would gladly teach her how to spin. She can contact a spinning guild near where she lives by copying and pasting the following link for a list of all the spinning guilds registered with Interweave Press, http://www.interweave.com/spin/resources/spinning_guilds/
No one can deny the seductive powers of beautiful wool!I had no Idea the process that whent into spinning the perfect yarn. And it IS alot like finding your mate. You just kept trying it until you got it right. And I CAN feel the love.
Congratulations! The yarn is gorgeous.
And you're a riot. Thanks for the laughs.
I hope MY stash doesn't hear you talkin' like that! It will get all jealous on me and start asking for "a commitment."
Stop...please. I am going to have to stop hanging around here if you keep it up. They are already suspicious about me, but when I start laughing out loud...well. You are such a tease!! Totally made my day.
Hey baby, I know that your flyer must be tired 'cuz you have been spinning through my mind all night!
Wooooooooowwwwww! Colour me impressed, and more than a little jealous ;)
Go ahead with your sexy yarn and your hot ball-winding action.
With all that sweet talk, I know that yarn is going to lose it's virginity to you very soon.
Question of the day: will the yarn fall for any of those lines?
And it should make the most beautiful sweater, too!
Hey, gorgeous, would Steph let me take you for a spin, do you think? Or should we sneak away, just you and me? How about a little feeling time? You know what she's going to do to you, don't you? With those pointy little sticks... why don't you come with me?
Great post!! Now I Have to Learn How To Spin!
Like the woman at the table next to Meg Ryan in the movei ~ "I'll have what she's having!"
Hey Steph... did you notice that that lovely is almost the same color as the top you're wearing and the color of the walls in the room you took the pics in? No wonder you like it soooo much!
can't wait to see THAT as a sweater!
You vixen you. I bet you say that to all the yarns. Let me drape myself over you and make you the woman that you are.
Wow. Reading that post was better than sex.
Hmmm. I think I'll go read it again.
You are absolutely right in all the things you said. That is some awesome yarn you have there. The colors are just thrilling to admire.
That is some beautiful roving. Enjoy your sweater to be. can't wait to see it.
That is all.
Stephanie, you (and your yarn and your FOs) are amazing. I am so jealous! You are a much faster knitter than me AND a much faster spinner!! :)
Oooh...pretty yarn! What delights can I ply you with so you'll come home with me instead? :)
Absolutley hilarious -That yarn is gonna love you like none other has ever loved you all the way -to wind it up. It is truly super slobgobvious!
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, and man... I feel dirty after reading that. Such gratuitous yarnography! :-)
Now I wish I could spin. Sigh!
Seriously? You are done spinning that yarn already?! You mean you could possibly have a FL sweater by Madrona... which is two weeks away... for your XXS self?!! I'm in awe, and extremely jealous (about the yarn, the sweater or the size - you pick.) Those pick up lines were great.
There's something about red mixed with blue that makes me weak in the knees. Gorgeous stuff!
OooooOoooOooOooOOOOoooo..... Perty. :)
You just made my day with beautiful yarn and hilarious pick up sts/lines! Thanks :)
Oh that is priceless!! Gads, woman, you're better than Prozac. Thanks for a wonderful laugh on a blah Monday morning!
The pickup lines make my eyes and brain burn! (And also remind me of a Weird Al song that is just pick up lines).
The last photo is a classic OSK Veruca pose. Welcome to the Group friend Stephanie, we're so glad to have you.
Also props for good photo planning, 'brick' yarn, wearing brick tee, against the only brick color wall in the house. Perfect.
oh my - i look forward to the sweater...
I feel so dirty now. Gotta go take a shower to cool down. If the yarn gets a phone call with some heavy breathing...well, it just MIGHT be me.
Oooh, gorgeous yarn! And how much time did YOU spend in singles bars to hear such cheesy pickup lines, ha ha?
Any guy that used one of those on me and asked for my number got the one for Dial A Prayer.
Is it wrong that this post just turned me on?
That's the only time I've heard lines like that and not hurt someone.
That is bee-yoo-tiful! Now I'm all inspired to spin a sweater's-worth of something lovely for myself.
You are so funny! How do you come up with stuff like that? I needed a laugh and I can always count on you -- Thanks so much! :D
So, if you didn't replace sleep with spinning, what did you replace? Singles still weren't done on Jan. 29th and now all complete--nice work! Maybe you actually gave yourself a weekend?
oh....stop my beating heart
That's some scrumptious yarn. If you break up, let me know.
Makes me want to spin--right---now.
owwoooowwoooo ok i just spun up some singles (again) for something this morning but i promise me next up Learn To Ply
Love the pick up lines by YOU....not so cute on the men at the bar. You'll even get something productive out of it at the end! Thanks for the giggle.
Love the yarn, love the couch, love the brick color wall.
And now a spinning question. How do you decide how much spin to put in a single? and when plying how much spin to ply? I think I am under-spinning and under-plying.
I had read that a "balanced" yarn doesn't twist back on itself when plied. Then someone on Ravelry told me that you can't judge it on the wheel. If I can't judge it on the wheel how do I know if I'm giving it too little or too much. How do you judge it?
Puttin' on a little Barry White to knit with... Oooh baby! that is some sexy string you have there.
You are a Yarn Harlot, aren't you?
Aren't you productive and hilarious. I don't get the feeling your new yarn is protesting too much. I can't wait to see how the knitting comes along.
You are TOOOO funny!
Happy Groundhog Day. Your observations in your calendar for today are right on.
I didnt realize what a leach you were! But I like it. (Personally I like to throw all my sock yarn in the tub and slide in and cover myself up for a relaxing snuggle)
That sure is a lot of treadling! Beautiful color.
Wow. Just wow. Seriously, you make me want to start spinning. Because, you know, poor college students definitely need more yarn right?
it is indeed beautiful :) good job Mrs. McPhee! I'm looking forward to seeing it knit up.
SOMEone tended bar for too many years.
That's okay, though. By now you've got it by the balls.
That is going to be a wonderful color for you.
Beautiful yarn! Now I'm curious - how fast, exactly, can you make that sweater? I downloaded the pattern myself for a future project, but I think you've got less than two weeks, right? Is this going to be like you trying to finish up all your Christmas knitting? Should your family be warned?
Happy Groundhog's Day! Loved your calendar page today.
LOL. That poor yarn, fending off knitters like you.
Yarn lust pick up lines for the ages?
I just wish I could spin as fast! Love the yarn, love the post and love today's calendar....6 more weeks of winter here in Iowa, if my sweater is to be believed.
Seriously beautiful yarn. Can't wait for the finished sweater- it will be gorgeous!
did you paint the wall behind the sofa that color *after* you spun the yarn?
Pleasepleaseplease finish up that sweater by Madrona, okay? okay? Whaddya mean, you only got 10 days... remember what you got done for the holidays, Missy!
Yes, it is the most beautiful yarn in the world. Today. Of course, I knew you loved it when you color coordinated the photo shoot. Perfect touch!
Hilarious! Glad it's not just me who lusts for yarn that way. Looking forward to seeing her knitted up, dressed up and ready for a hot date in the cold weather. :o)
Love how the yarn coordinates with your shirt and the wall...great colours and you surely love them! :)
How did that get through Security? 'Cause it's the bomb, baby!
you just made my morning (and made me spit coffee out on my monitor too :)
You know, if you need a break from writing the stuff you're doing now, I can see a whole Romance for Roving series spinning away...
(sorry. can't help myself sometimes.)
Wow, that's really beautiful! Can't wait to see what it'll look like when it's all knit up.
laughing so hard, crying, you are awesome!!
Me too. I love how you meet deadlines under pressure.
Oh, you Harlot, you! Just one word... Sassy!!!
The question is, Will you respect it in the morning?
Can't wait to see you wearing that beautiful yarn as a sweater at the Madison (WI) Knit-In in March!
Good way to start the month, with humour, style, and beauty!
That's awesome yarn. I'm going to have to start bugging my mom regarding Grandma's spinning wheel again...
It's a good job you're holding all of that yarn very tightly otherwise I suspect it may find encouragement to leave your tender embraces! It's beautiful yarn and will be an even more beautiful jumper
LOL. Never a dull entry. Never!
You know, you probably shouldn't be chatting her up like that when you're not sure she's 18.
"my lap is leaving in 15 minutes, be on it"
OMG! Beautiful just beautiful!
Fantastic as always. You're a talented lady, but your enthusiasm is what makes this blog. Love it. It always feels like a phone call from a friend when I'm reading.
Barry White walked into my head with each line and by the end, could begin to smell cigarette smoke. [i've never smoked cigs, but it came with the images]
Great photos, lovely yarn (you're a woman of many talents), and thanks --I followed 'polwarth' and learned about another breed of sheep.
Looks beautiful! That was the funniest thing!
LoL, Thank you for the morning giggles before head out for school. I can't wait to see how it knits up!
Yarn Jeopardy? I will guess, What are yarn pickup lines? Alex Trebek is Canadian, right?
That will be a beautiful sweater.
How lovely, did you ply all night? I love the detail and the process and the results. Go knit!
We have 25cm of snow in the south of the UK. The children are on a second snow day, (now I understand that post). In case you need the conversions, 25cm is 9 inches or thereabouts, or 4 feet equivalent of canadian snow in terms of chaos caused.
Are you certain you're married? Hmm, I guess you are if you're talking like that to YARN! If I were Joe, I might be jealous! For real, Steph....... you've done a GREAT job! Knit On!
Well, your spinning and plying is just lovely. Looks like you are getting a 4/10cm guage? I mostly spin fingering or lace. I have to concentrate to make a DK weight and well, thank goodness three plys could almost get the worsted weight, though I have not had a need for spinning that heavily.
Keep up the good works.
Beautiful yarn my dear! For some reason I don't know whether to light up a a smoke, or go take a shower..
Hey baby! Hey baby, you so fine - uh, worsted - baby!
It's beautiful! I have to get some varigated roving and get started.
Eeewww!!! I feel like a voyeaur. What pretty yarn you have spun! :p
You forgot: "Hey baby, got any merino in ya? No? Want some?". I've had several friends tell me that they've had Newfoundlanders try to pick them up this way. Sigh...these are my countrymen...
"Is that a drop-spindle in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?"
Thanks for making me laugh ... too many memories of bars in the 80's. Lovely 3-ply!
Oh Boy! The picture where there's that ray of sun shining on your yarn! Glorious!
That's good writing. . . . .
Do you mind if I smoke???? You had me so turned on and I do like a smoke after great yarn sex...
Really now, you did a great job, the colors are like a December Sunset over the Pacific Ocean. Can't wait to see the finished project.
My friends are always saying: "Yarn Harlot? I don't get it."
Now I know *exactly* what post to send them to!
Does she have a sister? Too pretty. Can't wait to see the result of your "one night strand".
Hilarious, Steph. Love it! And beautiful, beautiful yarn. =)
Um, ok. You haven't been getting out much, have you?
You are a mess. But, yes; it's beautiful. And, rather than "You know what'd look good on you? Me." shouldn't that line be "You know what'd look good on me? You."
Not that I would ever dream I could improve on your hilarious post.
Look, Pearl-McPhee...I have been slowly knitting on Feb Lady for the last few months (yarn over by yarn over) and you go and SPIN the yarn for yours...go ahead...go ahead, finish it in a week. I am not jealous.. I do not have yarn envy. I don't want to sit on your couch and buy your yarn a drink.
(Okay, I do.)
Super funny, and supper pretty! I can't wait until I have the spinning skills to make some yarn that looks like that...sigh...
The internet content filter at work (web site police) sometimes blocks access to knitting sites on me, flagging them "adult content" (????), so I don't know how I got access to THIS today!! Too funny! Pretty, pretty yarn.
That sweater's going to look seriously good on you. Good job, on completing a massive spinning job on a very tight schedule. YOu're gonna get that puppy done!
WOW!!!! I'm in awe. And getting excited about starting my first sweater.....but that yarn is seriously GORGEOUS!!! Have you cast on yet?? ;)
shexshy babee! that's some fly 3 ply.
You know what makes me so sad? You've spun and plied your own yarn, and will finish your FL sweater in the time that it will take me to finish the garter stitch bodice... if I'm LUCKY!!! I so envy your knitting skills!!!
Same old lines.
It's gorgeous, though. That is so not my color... but it could be, if I have any of that roving in my stash...
No no... must stay true to my black merino/silk blend until I finish it. THEN I can go looking thru the stash for some of that. (which I'm sure I don't have because it isn't my color, but I do have that gorgeous green blend from Spinderella... oh, and the blue from Ashland Bay... and that great painted Ingeo)
I'm so fickle. And you don't help :)
Oh, *squeal*!!! (a) pretty yarn (b) bad lines - but we've all heard someone try the "non-yarn" versions, right? and (c) - a 2010 page a day calendar! Yay! (OK, got that last one off Twitter, but hey.)
Great writing, photos and yarn!
I bet there isn't one knitter here who wouldn't love to spend time with that yarn.
Love the yarn, but did I miss the comments about Greg Kinnear's appearance on Conan O'Brian's show last Friday (January 30), referring to you the "Michael Jordan of knitters" and talking about how you invented "kinnearing" celebrities? He showed showed your original "kinnear" of his legs in line at the airport, and then several of his own efforts "kinnearing" other celebrities. It was fantastic.
My husband was somewhat amazed at my reaction, which had nothing to do with Kinnear's new movie, Conan, nor other TV link. I just kept muttering, "Yes, he's right, she IS the Michael Jordan of knitting!"
Lovely yarn. Beautiful. Maybe you have been asked already, but how will you handle the color differences among the skeins while knitting?
sigh... you just never fail to impress!!
Very sexy! The only thing missing from this seduction is Barry White and some cocktails.
Get a room ya' nasty thing:)!:)))
"Is that part of your skein felt? Would it like to be?" - Hahaha, best pickup line ever for yarn/fiber!
It's really, really beautiful. I busted out my wheel this weekend after several months of neglect and WOW am I rusty. Which just gives me even more appreciation for how stunning your finished product is!
Oh, yes, I can see why you are sweet talking that yarn. It's beautiful!
Yarn porn. Gotta love it.
Ooooh... oh baby... you know I can't resist a little fiber talk w/my yarn porn...
It's totally gorgeous and I'm sooooo jealous that you have a sweater's worth of yarn!
The yarn is beautiful and this post was hilarious!
So, you like it then?
Need a wingman?
hmm finally earning the Harlot part of the name, huh? Loverly. we'll leave you two alone.. wink wink nudge nudge...
turned out beautiful.
Just gorgeous! And the one-liners were fab... can't wait to share with my husband!
Wow. You're making me want to go to my wheel!
Nice ply, wanna knit?
I can't wait to see the finished sweater.
And you still have a few days left to knit it. AND it goes with the shirt you are wearing in the pics. You go girl!
Beautiful yarn!!! Now I really wish I could find some cash so I can learn how to spin...
Now I need to go play with my spindle.
Snortgiggle. I must say, I'd hit on that yarn, too!
Here's another - "If loving you is wrong, I don't want to be right." The color shadings are gorgeous. Did you cull your stash this weekend? I did.
such beautiful yarn, and the humour? wonderful
Yarn Harlot is the correct misnomer for YOU, my dear!!
Now that is some might fine looking yarn! OOO baby!
Now that is some mighty fine looking yarn! OOO baby!
What's a nice skein like you doing in a place like this?
Do you like things a little twisted or are you downright kinky?
I want to run my hands along every inch of you...
LOL - thanks for making me laugh.
That was awesome. The first thing that's made me smile all day - and that's saying something, since my toddler & I have been smote by the flu, my man smote by bronchitis, & our month long holiday to New Zealand is officially cancelled as of puke o'clock this morning.
Thanks again for the smile.
Mmmmm, isn't that how we all talk to yarn?
Holy moley. I feel slightly flushed.
Heehee. Those cheesy pick-up lines are really funny when you are talking to yarn. I almost wet myself laughing.... of course that could have been the baby sitting on my bladder....
Oh - you have made my day! Fabulous yarn, talented writing. Well done.
Wow. It is beautiful. It looks so sproingy. Can't wait to see the sweater.
:-D That yarn is beautiful! And those lines sound SO much better in that context. :-) Yet another area of life, improved by contact with knitting.
I always pictured your Chesterfield as being more of an old fashioned tapestry. Just because that is what the word sounds like.
I absolutely LOVE that yarn too (and all the innuendo)! BEAUTIFUL is thy name.
Meeeyow! Spank! OH I need to open the windows! You are a riot! I'm so glad my friend told me about you! Thanks for a great Monday! I've been to sick to even breathe.. thanks so much! (tears of laughter/joy/rollin' down the cheeks here, in between coughing, sneezing.. etc..!!)
A peevish self-will'd harlotry it is...
I'll have this knot knit up tomorrow morning
Romeo & Juliet Act IV scene ii
Great photos too!
Is this what the well-relationship-established mother of teenage girls thinks of? Your mind must have some wild times. Perhaps this 50 yo, gray-haired mother of a 14 yo daughter, son (12) and then daughter (8) should be thinking of. Oh no(o).
Hmmm . . . affairs with yarn. and knitting. My favorite, and the only ones I'd dare to get into! yummy!
Congratulations! You win a shiny new internetz for your yarny pick-up lines, especially the ball-winder one.
Any for making such beautiful yarn, you get a pint of Twisted Pine, your choice. You have to come to Colorado to get it, but it's yours. :D
So much for that "Rated E for Everyone" rating on your blog. ;^) Lovely stuff.
It's stunning, Stephanie. Congratulations!
Love love the yarn and the prose! I just got finished carding 2 pounds of roving that I dyed - my first dying of roving - and I almost felted the lot. It has taken me a long time to card it all out and your pictures have me all excited and eager to start spinning it up! Just the encouragement I needed.
Yes, beautiful indeed. Is this going to be your February sweater? Looks like a perfect match! Can't wait to see the result...And, loved your Ground Hog entry in the calendar today....
That is so beautiful. I never knew I was interested in dying/spinning until I started reading this blog about 8 months ago. I now have a borrowed spinning wheel in my living room and am playing around with spinning. Seeing this particular blog entry is really making me jazzed to sit back down and try again. (The first few attempts were a wee bit frustrating.)
I am always thoroughly entertained by your blog. THANKS.
Beautiful - it matches your shirt and the walls - you should model you fls in the same spot.
Steph, I am almost literally crying with envy. *sigh* with the economy being what it is here.. I don't think I will ever get my spinning wheel in the forseeable future. that, and my yarn habit has had to be harshly curtailed. I need a plot (of land), a (few) sheep, and a wheel and I would be a very happy gal. Are you hiring? ;o)
Love the pick up lines. I really love the rosy glow from the yarn.
I can hardly wait to see the sweater.
Everybody keeps mentioning Barry White, but for some reason the voice in my head sounded more like Pepe LePew! Come with me to the Casbah...
Anyway, looooove that handspun, and happy knitting to you!
Fabulous! Stunning! Not to mention hilarious... Oh, seeing the yarns you create makes me want to learn to spin myself.
Absolutely beautiful! Of course, you know the wool likes it when you talk dirty... You crack me up!
Oh my, I'm feeling a bit sweaty in certain places myself now!
wow, that is just perfect
Wow, gorgeous yarn. I do have a question though. Are you always going to match your yarn, clothing, and walls from now on? I gotta see this!
Gorgeous! So impressed with you!
I have yarn in my stash that I would like to buy a drink for, and have my way with (wagtail laceweight... oh baby...) but my spinning has not yet progressed beyond meaningful conversation over coffee and a scone.
Cold shower, friend, cold shower!
But not with the goods...
I'll give you ten minutes to stop doing that!
ha ha, see you at Madrona!
*snorting and choking on my coffee* So did you score or what? Second base? All the way?
OMGosh - I am so amazed that you can take that pile of roving and come out with such a great great looking piece of yarn. Totally amazing ! Even if I knew how to spin, I don't think it would ever be so even and professional looking.
Introducing her twelfth book---The Yarn Harlot's Guide to Picking Up Stitches: Because Singles Shouldn't Have to Sleep Alone!
You are too funny. I guess the last picture is proof that cheesey pick up lines work on handspun yarn. Who knew those skeins would be so easy?
With a forward by Dolores Van Hoofen.
Hey! Cheesy pickup lines CAN work! So don't pick on them, or the poor guys trying their best to be funny and entertaining: I used to work at a bar, and for a while I was so bored that I was surveying guys for their best pickup lines. They really put a lot of thought and effort into these. Misplaced as the effort might be, I still appreciate the sacrifice of brain cells it took them to find a way to get near a girl ( rather, than, say, a computer?) Anyway, I would go home and tell me friend. One of them- she decided it was perfect, had me get the guy's name and phone number and business card- and she called him, and they are happy still.
So, they can work on more than just on hot trampy yarn.
*giggle* thank you for making my day!
Clever, clever, clever, so clever! I love it!
(Gorgeous yarn, by the way!)
Words spoken from a true yarn addict...lol. Btw, I have yarn envy right now. Love the colors!
Geez Laweez Stephanie Pearl McPhee....you are one funny lady!
Oh and by the way, mom got me a copy of 'casts off'.....! and I can barely put it down to knit!
Sooo cheesy, but I hear that yarn is easy.
I feel so.......so........vicariously smutty. Pass me a cigarette.
And the wool replies:
"Is that a needle in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?"
Yep, a true harlot. So we'll see a FL on Friday? The 6th? Knowing you it will be Wednesday!
Now I know I'm spending too much time on Ravlery---I spent a few seconds looking for your love button so I could click it ;-) Oooh, that sounds nasty...
wow, that was totally hot
Hilarious. Finally a good use for pick-up lines. Maybe you should nickname your sweater Vamp. Gorgeous yarn.
Cracked me up. And I have no intention of ever spinning, but whenever you post pictures of your skeins, my no-intentions waver...
OK my favorite was: is it hot in here or is it my wool content. Truly. I snorted a little.
Absolutely delicious yarn... and your colour-coordination in the last pic? Priceless...
It is truly beautiful. Can't wait to see the sweater. It will fly off your needles.
holy shit, I'm under Cat f***king Bordhi
Who needs cigarettes with all the yarn fumes.
I love all our blog comments and I love your absolutely beautiful yarn. I cannot wait to see the absolutely beautiful FLS.
Gorgeous! And I had forgotten some of those lines - please tell me there are stories to accompany some of those gems.
Can't wait to see the sweater!
What a beautiful baby! I'm feeling all inspired now.
Have you been listening to Weird Al? Maybe you've seen its picture - it's under the dictionary under ka-blam! Yarn you must be jamaican because you're jamaican me crazy...etc. (be glad, I didn't type the most memorable line :-)
Ahhh...funny and naughty, vintage Yarn Harlot!
Not to sound like I don't appreciate your comic stylings, because I do, but where is Joe's poem for St. Brigid's day?
Because Rams started it a few days ago, and for some reason, I couldn't mail it to her:
A Night of Swatching (told through show tunes)
All I Ask of You
I Dreamed a Dream
People Will Say We're In Love
You Must Love Me
My Favourite Things
Wouldn't It Be Loverly
If I Loved You
What I Did for Love
Send in the Clowns
And as for today ... Do you believe in love at first sight or should I walk past again?
::headslap:: Nvmnd that last part. Clearly, I don't have any pick-up potential as a good listener.
Stephanie, your misspent youth is showing. You know entirely too many bad pick-up lines from, apparently, too many seedy bars.
my heart skipped a beat as I read. Love yarns and love your writing!
And that's why you have so many successful books... ;) That yarn is absolutely amazing!
My, it is rather hot in here, isn't it? I think I need to go spin.
(does your husband know about this ...?)
Awesome post and comments! The yarn is so alluring, instead of taking a cold shower, you have me running to fondle my size 35 needles!
One of these days I'm going to learn how to spin, what better way to get the exact color you can see in your "minds eye". I'm just now learning how to dye.
Oh and I wanted to thank you for re-exposing me to poetry and lit again. I think it was the diatribe you did a while back about the "Canadian" spelling of color.
When one sees a "colour" like this, that you created, it kinda gives you a different perspective on "color".
Oh and the trapped in the cabin, while writing your book. with nothing but snow.... I've so been there. Or at least in the neighborhood.
Anyhoo, hope you don't mind me getting verbious (sp), but I've been reading your "stuff" for a while now. And I'm in KY, right now. And I've been trapped in a cabin here, more than once. My point is that there certain things that you write about that just ring true to the Appalachian spirit. And...I just wanted to tell you...it could happen here...e.g., I can see my yarn being stolen by squirrels.
I'm hearing "Let's Get It On" playing while you seduce the yarn!
Hot diggity dog! Is it steamy in here or what? That's some seriously sexy stash.
But she's a mere babe, how can you talk so dirty to such a fresh young yarn?? Too Too Funny!! and absolutely gorgeous.
I am jealous....but not jealous enough to start spinning.
Just when I was beginning to like you (new to the blog), I hate you. Green with envy.
::almost falls off computer chair laughing::
"pickup and knit", eh? I love it!
And you have a wall that matches your beautiful yarn.
I am officially blown away.
Perhaps that is your favorite color? Since the wall, your shirt, and the yarn are all it? Its gorgeous!
Granted FLS has short sleeves and a lot of airspace in the pattern, but have you actually finished an adult sweater in a week and two days? But, then, that's why they put sinks in hotel rooms, right? 'Room Service, please send up a dozen extra towels.'
Will you be walking by Madrona? Can you get one of those cute little scooters that goes under the bum leg?
Couldn't agree more. And love the pickup lines. Hey, there were a couple of them that were new to me - I wonder if they work on pretty boys, too.
Gorgeous -- I'll be watching for it at Madrona. Of course you will finish, but if any chance not, please bring it as a work-in-progress!
Mmm, very tasty yarn. Well done you
You've just made my night --you're hilarious!
knit here often?
the comments are hysterical!!
Wow, talk about wool porn. That is a nice set of yarn. Absolutely gorgeous.
What a riot! You had better be careful, that yarn looks so hot that you could burn yourself on it! (Sorry, I just couldn't resist!) Your yarn is stunning and you've inspired me to find the perfect pattern and spin up my precious Rovings stash. It's the finding the perfect sweater pattern that's the hard part for me. You had better watch your steamy posting in the future though. I'd hate to see you lose your G blog rating LOL!
HOW did you get that done so quickly???!!!
It is beautiful.
Hi, Steppie. Poking around: cowl, Abby, silk roving, vegetarians ... I don't think that vegetarians can, in good conscience, use silk. Rayon and tencel are somewhat like it in some ways, but from cellulose from trees or whatever. But silk comes from little animals. I know you know that. Now if you were a vegan, you would really be up the creek.
WOW! That's amazing. Can't wait to see your FLS all knit up. Oh and hysterical read, too! :)
My mother was minding her own biz at a company christmas party some years ago when a drunk staggered up to her giggling. She turned and said"52 E cup, yes they are, and no you can't" and went right back to her drink. The guy looked like he had just had a close encounter with his own personal heaven. Yarn play is so much classier.
hahahahaha!! OMG, love them pick up lines!!! congratulations on finally finishing all that spinning.
LOL - Do people really say those pick up lines? You really bring them to life. GORGEOUS yarn.
OMG!!! My own LFS looks great, but I know yours will look much better with this gorgeous yarn. Well done!
ooooh, very pretty! and lol at your yarn pick up lines. :D can't wait to see the finished sweater!
It's beautiful!! Well done you - can't wait to see it knitted up!
The great thing about yarn is that you can use all those cheesy lines and it won't walk away. Can't wait to see the knittin'!
You are hilarious, and that yarn is gorgeous!!
Now what I find interesting is that you walls, yarn and shirt are all similar in tone! It made me laugh!
Boy, you sure know how to woo a hank.
OK. Only a master writer such as yourself could elicit the conflicting emotions of heebie-jeebies and awe in one post. Nicely done - on both counts.
Wow! I don't know if it's the Polwarth or the lines that have my heart racing. I am newly in love with this fiber for spinning, but haven't seen any knit up yet. I can't wait to here how it feels on.
Such beautiful yarn, I can't wait to see the sweater.
The yarn is beautiful!
I also really like your calendar page for 2/2/09. I laughed out loud at it! I have February Lady on the needles right now and it seems to be taking forever to finish. Lucky for me, most groundhogs say winter will be a bit longer.
That might quite honestly be the funniest fricken' thing I've read in a while
Hahahaha! Loved the semi-sleazy pick-up lines. I can't throw stones... Wool knows that I've made semi-sleazy advances to my own yarn before (and sometimes while it still lived in a LYS and hadn't yet become mine). We won't talk about the most recent time I loved on all my sock yarn.
(All kidding aside, the yarn really is gorgeous. Good job, you. Can't wait to see your sweater. May your love affair continue all the way through the finishing.)
thanks for the giggle :) (looks great!)
OK, we're ASSUMING you have a long-term love relationship with that family of colours, and did not intentionally go out and find both a)a shirt and b)a wall in exactly the right coordinating shades??!? Very Yarn Art of you... ;)
Makes me want to take off all my clothes and roll about on top of it...
it is the most beautiful yarn in the world. Must get myself some more exciting roving...
Hot in here, isn't it...?
Oooh, that would be perfect on YouTube with the right music....someone, quick!
LOL - trite, but true. Beautiful yarn.
There's just something wrong about that post. If there is I'm not seeing it, I'm too distracted by the mesmerizing beauty of the yarn.
Must. Look. Away.
Oops, sorry about the redundant posting. It told me I couldn't post yesterday?! I guess I should've knit instead...think I'll go do that now.
First time posting, but I couldn't resist, that was hilarious. I love it!!
Is that part of your skein felt? Would it like to be?
I can't pick a favourite!
Stephanie you've outdone yourself.
And the yarn is stunning!
Oh! You bad girl! You are such a yarn . . . H. A. R. L. O. T. :) The yarn is beautiful.
I just wanted to leave a comment about your 2009 Calendar. I think it's fantastic.
I had the S&B one last year, and while I don't want to draw unkind comparisons, I can safely say that I don't miss it at all. Never Not Knitting is a calendar among calendars, and I'm looking forward 2010's calendar too.
Thank you for the hard work that you invested in putting it together.