Rhymes With Fuchsia

Thursday, May 22, 2008

J is for Jasper

It all started so innocently, when a friend showed me hers. I didn't think anything of it, but it looked so appealing, and it felt so lovely, yielding yet firm at the same time. I still didn't seek it out, but whenever the opportunity presented itself, I'd have just one, maybe two. I knew I could stop any time I wanted.

But of course that was only the first step. I couldn't just go out looking for it without attracting attention: what if someone I knew saw me? Soon I was surfing the Internet, catching my breath as a whole new seductive world opened before me. It's a perfectly harmless pastime, I told myself, and — I must stress this — legal in all states.

Still, there were bridges I'd never crossed: the Trekking, the Koigu, even the Bearfoot might lurk in my secret stash, and I'll never forget my first Smooshy — ah, bliss! — but I'd never bought any STR.

Until now. How could I resist? The allure of a colorway rumored to be discontinued, but suddenly there for the taking.

The softly varied color, the deep pinkish-red shading into purple.

My name is Lucia, and I'm a sock-yarn addict.

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  • Oh... wow. Ahem (adjusts collar), so... come here often?

    That yarn is beautiful! Good get! ;)

    By Anonymous Sarahfish, at 10:33 PM  

  • That color is stunning.

    The most wonderful thing about STR is that while the colors are amazing, the yarn is REALLY nice to knit with...at least, I've found so. Some sock yarns out there *ahemOpalahem* look lovely on the skein, but they're a total pain to knit with.

    By Blogger Shelby, at 9:31 AM  

  • Yeah, I realized the other day that if I wanted to start those cool new socks I just bought yard for I should probably finish one of the other five pairs I'm working on right now to free up a pair of needles. Or I could just buy some more...

    By Anonymous emma, at 9:54 AM  

  • mwah ha ha! it is such nice yarn to knit with, and the socks feel wonderful on your feet, too.

    have fun :)

    By Blogger Liz, at 11:15 AM  

  • (chorus) Hi, Lucia!

    (Admits to being powerless before the lure of sock yarn.)

    By Blogger Alwen, at 9:30 AM  

  • Is there a twelve step program for sock-knitters? And Lucia, that yarn is going to change color where it wants to, not where you want it to. You will have to release control to the yarn. Can you do this?

    Blue Moon yarns are simply irresistable. Resistance is futile.

    By Blogger Roxie, at 10:42 AM  

  • Yep, you are a sock yarn addict and there is no cure. But please tell us what color of STR that is!

    By Blogger WandaWoman, at 2:32 PM  

  • I admit to some drool over that luscious color! (Roxie's pretty funny there).

    By Blogger knitnzu, at 3:41 PM  

  • gorgeous color.
    absolutely stunning

    By Blogger Teyani, at 11:49 PM  

  • Haha! Aren't we ALL yarn addicts????

    I walk around stoking my STR yarn, muttering "my precious..." (like Gollum/Smeagle from The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings) - just thought I'd share that with you. :-)

    By Blogger AngeliasKnitting, at 12:42 PM  

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