Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Straw into Gold- WIP

I'm not sure what happened. I went into my LYS to look for sock yarn, I swear. And somehow, I came out with several skeins of Berroco's Lumina, in Gold Coast:I have to apologize for the photos- I have been waiting for a really sunny day, so that you could truly see just how damn sparkly this yarn is, but it's been rainy and cloudy and only seems to be sunny when I'm at work and trapped at my desk. So- semi-overcast shots. It's a lot more sparkly in person. I bet you're wondering what that mysterious shining gold thing is. And I'm going to be mean and not tell you anything, except that it is a surprise, and a design of my own. I will say this- it is very fun knitting with this yarn. It reminds me of the story of Rumpelstiltskin, how he spun straw into gold for the miller's daughter. It's how I imagine spun gold would really look! And feel. It's a little scratchy, I won't lie.

12 comments:

Maryse said...

A design of your own! Woou! I'll keep posted! Is it your first one? Come on, let us know what it is ;-)

angelknits said...

What a beautiful Gold colour! Wow, I look forward to see your new design...it's exciting to see the creative side of you!

Team Knit ! said...

Love the first photo Jules

-j

NJ said...

I love that yarn. It's beautiful. I knit some socks this winter out of Zen Garden Bling which had silver in it and I really enjoyed the sparkle while knitting at night.

fingersandtoes said...

Oooh, I don't usually like those kinds of yarn, but really that transcends "novelty" and actually looks really special!

Phoe said...

Ooooh, I do like that yarn.

Hilary said...

It DOES look like spun gold! How cool -- I can't wait to see what this becomes.

andrea said...

I can't wait to see the finished object!! I just acquired 3 golden sweaters for unraveling...yessss.

Cirilia said...

Mmm, I love this color of Lumina! So does Norah =)

http://www.berroco.com/ng3/ng3_violette_pv.html

http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/ang_pow/ang_lg.html

Can't wait to see what you dream up!

CanarySanctuary said...

My incredible attraction to the sparkly and shiny makes me quite anxious to see your design, indeed. Thanks for posting! (runs off to find shiny, shiny gold yarn...)

Allison said...

I actually like that the pictures are half shade and half sun - it really makes that shine pop! Can't wait to see what you're making :)

Trish said...

That yarn looks yummy. DH says I'm part crow....I just love shiny things just like those birds do! Can't wait to see the design! Maybe it'll soften in a soak?