Sunday, October 4, 2009

How To Torture Mel

This is a screenshot of the purlsoho swatches for Koigu Premium merino yarn. When you go to this page and roll over each little swatch it shows you a portrait of each colored skein of yarn.

Those bastards. I want them all.

To me each image of each skein is like a portrait of a child in a third world country who you could sponsor for a year. I know that means there's something wrong with me. It's a callous and horrible thing to say. But I'm not positive that all those photos of children are for real whereas this yarn is real for sure. If I had the money I could own them all and if I had the time I could make stuff with all of those beautiful skeins.

I love them all. Really - go to the page and rollover those beautiful grays. Each one is a revelation. Not to mention the brights and the purples (and lavenders and violets - though actually not a strong showing here) which I'm always a sucker for.

A couple of years ago I bought a skein of their Kersti merino crepe. I know I've mentioned it before. It was the first batch of Koigu I'd ever tried. There was only one skein left and it was the perfect color (or color range - it's not solid) for me, deep purple-berry colors. I know it's the only one and I'll never have enough of it to make a sweater. I just have one skein. I don't know if I could even make a pair of fingerless mitts from it. I love it so.

So, if you should go to any of those two pages I've linked to above and you happen to fall in love with a color (or color combo) that you truly love and there's only one skein left in that dye lot, well I can only apologize for putting you in that position. I don't know what's worse, having the beautiful skein and not knowing what to make from it or just not getting into that situation in the first place.

Of course, most people aren't insane about color the way I am.


Jillian said...

Damn you! I don't even knit and I want these!!!!
Certain colors make my mouth water so, now I'm drooling like a sleeping baby!!!!!


Michaela said...


You need those. I need you to need those. We ALL want you to have those. We want what you will make with those.

Jillian and I need some wipes.