I’m what I call a Yarn Foodie. I love yarn and I love to eat. So, in my quest for the perfect yarn, when I discover yarns so yummy I want to taste them, I know I’ve found a beautiful yarn.
It’s no surprise that I was the kid at the birthday party who, when they cut the cake said, “No cake, just frosting, please.”
Therefore, my obsession with “Silk Cashmere” yarn from Jade Sapphire is more than understandable. It’s to be expected.
The label says “55% silk, 45% cashmere” but I know there’s got to be at least 5% butter in there, too. It’s yarn, but it’s frosting!
More on the yarn in a second. Speaking of frosting…
If you are looking for the ultimate frosting recipe – and I mean ultimate – check this one out from my mother-in-law.
Veronica’s Vanilla Frosting Recipe
I wonder if I could spin this into yarn? I’m sure you must see the similarity to this…
It all started with Hannah Fetig’s “Featherweight Cardigan” and my quest for the perfect yarn to knit it in…
When I laid my eyes on the “Silk Cashmere” colorway “Wasabi”, I knew I was in love.
Knitting the “Featherweight” with “Silk Cashmere” was delightful.
Yummy color. Beautiful hand.
I love wearing this garment! Silk Cashmere was the perfect choice!
But then came my infatuation with with The “Color Affection” shawl pattern by Veera Valimaki. This pattern is true genius. There’s something about the 3 color combination that is so compelling. The trinity thing. Picking three colors together.
We have a galvanized tin tub at The Knitting Tree filled with what we call “Color Affection Trios” – 3 color combinations that we picked out for Veera’s pattern.
You can check out our “Color Affection Trios” on our Sister Store’s website Lakeside Fibers!
We’re thinking of putting a giant tin tub in the shop and charging $5 for a roll in the cashmere!
Knitting “Color Affection” (My Hubby, Mark, calls it “Color Erection”) compelled me to find the perfect color combo. There were so many workable combinations, so many color plays and options. At last a choice must be made…
I chose our “Tutti Frutti” Trio! This is what gets me going. This is better than sex if you’re a visual and color fanatic.
This yarn has such a lovely hand, and creates an unbelievably lightweight fabric – just right for summer knitting! And, combine that with a great pattern like Color Affection – this is what knitting on the porch is all about!
Isn’t it lovely!
For me, the joy and quest in knitting is the marrying of the perfect yarn with a compelling pattern. Silk Cashmere with Color Affection.
With this combination the infatuation starts with the thrill of the cast on and lasts until you bind off.
For a Yarn Foodie my appetite is satiated.