Saturday, June 06, 2009

Niagara Falls!

I’m home after a hellacious 18-day business trip. We are now officially watching the Cubs tonight, since the Pens aren’t doing so hot (we have TiVo, so we can go back and catch up if there’s a reason to).

Hopefully, I’ll be flush with free time once I get caught up on sleep. Meanwhile, I bring you a Yarn Pr0n Friday Saturday from one of my very best sock club sign-ups, Fiber Baristas.

The May shipment was handled by the #1 reason I signed up for this club in the first place – Roxanne from Zen Yarn Garden. Do me a favor and admire the texture in the first three pictures, the color in the final one.

The theme of the 2009 Fiber Baristas sock yarn club is “Postcards from Home.” Each dyer has done something to give us a taste of the area of the world they call home. Roxanne lives in Toronto, so other than generally being in love with the yarn she dyes, I was particularly excited to see her shipment.

This yarn showed up just hours before I left for the first half of the aforementioned business trip. As many of you know, my family has a summer home on the shores of Lake Erie, about an hour’s drive from Niagara Falls. The postcard in with Roxanne’s shipment was of the Falls with a Maid of the Mist included in the shot, but it focused on the Horseshoe Falls.

There are many tones of seafoam green in this yarn (yes, it’s green, not blue. Remember, I told you to wait for the last shot to look for color!) and nearly white spots representative of the foam in the falls. It’s the Serenity Sport base, 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon, 4 oz, 250 yards, and I adore it.

Roxanne took the time to get the color right in the above photo. I thank her again for letting me "borrow" this shot. Yes, I asked first and am using my own bandwidth.

It is a perfect reminder of “my” lake, and I’m going to have to figure out something perfect to make with it. Many thanks to Roxanne for letting me borrow her color-corrected photo of this yarn. I tried, but just couldn’t get the color figured out properly!


RoxanneZYG said...

You're welcome Amy - glad to help and thanks for the lovely post! :)

Jenn said...


SJ said...

That is one seriously yummy skein! The color is definitely in my "palette" of the moment.

turtlegirl76 said...

Oh wow. That is absolutely gorgeous!

Donna Lee said...

Roxanne is so talented. That is seriously beautiful.

HB said...

Love the color!

Daniele said...

Gorgeous. I'm sure you'll make something great with it!