Scrumptious yarn

I stopped in at the Lantern Moon office last week to pick up a needle for a design project. The office was a quiet beehive of activity, getting ready for the TNNA (The National NeedleArts Association) winter trade show in Phoenix. I’m a little sad that I’m not there with them this year. Different venue, no party house! Last year was a blast.

I saw the knitted samples for the new Fyberspates Scrumptious book by Carol Feller. Lantern Moon branched out into yarn last fall with this luscious line of 45/55% silk and merino wool. I was particularly taken by Taupo, a long vest that’s partially knit sideways. I tried it on, and it fit perfectly. I think I may need to knit one of these, or at least put it in my Ravelry queue for now. It’s knit with Scrumptious Chunky, so it should be pretty quick!


(images copyright Joseph Feller)

You can see more pictures from the book in my other blog post here.

I also picked up a sample skein of Scrumptious 4-ply/sport in the Water colorway. Isn’t it gorgeous? The yarn has such a nice sheen because of the silk content. I’m guessing the knitted fabric will be wonderfully drapey. I’ll make something with it soon and post it here. For now, I’m just admiring it, constantly.

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It just has to wait until I finish my current project. Yes, I’m that rare bird, the monogamous knitter. How about you? One project at a time? Oodles overflowing your knitting basket? Happy medium? Count ‘em up!

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8 responses to “Scrumptious yarn

  1. For the most part — monogamous!

    Every once in awhile, if I’m knitting something tricky, I’ll throw in an easy-peasy knit along with it.

  2. Looks like lovely stuff! I used to be a monogamous knitter…today I have 4 active projects on the needles and one in hibernation. The 4 have all been cast on in the last month as I have a serious case of startitis!

  3. I love that sweater too and the yarn is delirious yummy, soft, and luscious. I can’t wait to play with mine. Love that blue hues, of course, it’s blue. It’s so you :D

  4. You’ve inspired me to be somewhat monogamous. Well, OK, scratch that. You’ve inspired me to finish what’s already in line, one project at a time. :) I just finished some fingerless mitts (my design – show ya at knitnight!). Next up is your xox mitts, then hubby’s sweater. That’s practically monogamous…

    Except that Scrumptious looks delightful…

  5. For me, usually 3-5 actively being worked on, 2-3 more officially in progress but currently out of favor, and another 2-4 that are doomed and will never be finished but haven’t quite given up and turned back into yarn yet. I tried project monogamy for a while, but it just doesn’t work for me.

  6. The yarn is so pretty! And I like the vest – it might even be something that could look good on me!

  7. Usually two main ones – one bigger and/or more complicated, for home knitting, and one small simple one for elsewhere – but there are also usually assorted other ones kicking around that are almost-but-not-quite finished.