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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

lots of colors inside.

Recently, I was reminded of my favorite bit of text from The Metamorphosis of Ovid (Mandelbaum trans.), and wanting to scratch an itch I couldn't reach I broke out the dyes instead.

"Glass Semele"
not for sale

"Glass Dionysus"

and because if anything, I can beat a dead horse...

"Glass Machina"

"Glass Narcissus"

"Glass Orpheus"

"Glass Persephone"

"Glass Phaeton"

"Glass Thetis"

"Glass Underworld"

"Glass Trident"

All are superwash merino rovings, twice dyed in a technique I'm referring to as "glass." I sated myself in color and totally intended to list each in my etsy shop, but Semele is staying with me. Mom came by and saw it hanging to dry, said "I hate to tell you," (yeah right, says the peanut gallery) "but this one looks like you." Grumbles of "damn foreshadowing" spring forth from the 9th grade regions of my brain, but she's right.

I've had them all done since Monday, but etsy's still being touchy with their listing problems I referred to last (etsy) friday. I'll just do a big roving update on Friday at noon pacstandard with these and hope for the best :) (If you're interested in any of the above before then, you can email me at zeromarker[eats]gmail for a paypal invoice and I'll ship ASAP. $13 each + $3 s/h to US, $4 to int'l; s/h $1 each add'l.). I have additional shots of each as well if you'd like, but 10 pictures seemed like enough for today :)

Well, maybe not! Eleven seems luckier than ten...

Fleece Artist Merino 2/6 Sock
tangerine, angelfish & tiger

All from the 20% off sale. I just sent a big package of exclusive freshwater pearl stitch markers to yarn4socks, obviously a good one-stop-shop for socks and markers :)

You can also see 2 hanks of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Camouflage in the back, but I'm mad at LL right now so they didn't make it in the cut. I've been taking individual shots of the stash for uploading to ravelry (sorry to those of you subscribed to my flickr stream!!)-- but those were just the yarns in the living room storage. Today & tomorrow will be the bedroom stash...

If you're interested in the macro stash shots, I'm uploading them all to this set in flickr... or pop by my ravelry stash and agree with me that there's no way I should own this much yarn :)

Seeyou soon for a paper-heavy etsy friday!


~Tonia~ said...

Beautiful roving. Hummm ubby gets paid tomorrow. Guess I make out the bills and see if there is some mad money left. =)

adrienne said...

Wow, I am so surprised that your LL socks wore out so quickly! Mine are standing up so well. The roving you dyed is lovely. Just another reason to work on my spinning, I guess :)

lexa said...

Love your "glass" technique! I still say it's good that I don't spin. I could be in some major doo-doo. And I could snatch those Fleece Artists from you, especially the ones on the ends. I'm like you when it comes to orange and the likes of sock yarn...

(Keep up with the stash pics -- I love the eye candy, and it's a great way to show hubby that I really don't have that much yarn... *wink* *wink*)

The Gadabout Knitter said...

I love them all! (Especially Narcissus and Thetis) And most of all I love the names! All my pets are named after Mythological creatures/beings. When you come out with an "Atlas", "Loki" or "Ra" let me know. I'd have to convince husband that I needed them because they were named after the babies.

Sherry W said...

Oh Ovid!!!! I'm going to convo you about a Nyctimene one next time you have the dyes out. :)

Romi said...

Yummmmmmm! That yellow is absolutely *gorgeous*!!!!

AJ said...

Great colors!

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Oh my, I can smell the fiber fumes from here! The color is intoxicating too. BTW, I would hate to show you my stash... but I'm not with Ralvery yet. M-m-m-m, I'm on their list. Maybe I should get prepared, huh?

Angeluna said...

I am in shock over the Lorna's. I would be writing some pretty hot letters!!! Have some in stash, haven't used it yet and may not, now.

soapy said...

Great Job with the coloring!
Boy have you jumped in with my feet and all! Good For You!

Test Rachel said...

Love love love the roving. I want to smoosh my face in Persephone.

I am getting seriously angry with Etsy. I haven't been able to load more than 1 picture on any Etsy page in almost (over?) 2 weeks. I haven't even tried listing anything.

Rachel said...

Er, that was me above. I don't know why it didn't link to my profile. :(

Anonymous said...

Awww - these photos were a feast for the eyes! Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful roving!

Opal said...

What a gorgeous array of colours!

Stacey said...

that roving is amazing!!!!!!

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