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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Still obesessing.......and obesessing........

I'm still trying to decide on which yarn to use for Stitch Diva's Fitted Bodice. I've fallen in love w/ many silk/wood blends but couldn't decide on one to substitute and then begun to worry whether I would get gauge with my chosen yarn. I thought about trying the Andean Silk from KnitPicks but really wanted to make sure I picked a yarn/color that I loved and one I wouldn't regret using for whatever reason. Of course, I more or less ruled out the Tilli Thomas Pure & Simple because of cost. THEN.........................I received these.

OMG!!! The Tilli Thomas Pure & Simple is to die for!!! The depth of the colors; the sheen of the silk; the touch.........heaven. Sarah at Sarah's Yarns was kind enough to send me the color cards as I was obesessing about the colors and which one to use should I decide to spend the $$$ - etc...etc..(It's just a continous cycle that goes on and on and is never ending).

I am HAPPY to report that I will be, in about a week's time, the proud owner of 5 skeins of Tilli Thomas Pure & Simple in Ruby Wine for my Fitted Bodice. I'm so in love with the yarn that I'm already planning a long sleeved version in either Jade or one of the blues as soon as Ruby (Yes, I'm going to call my sweater Ruby) is off the needles.

BTW - The colors of the Andean Silk are lovely. Hollyberry is close to the Ruby Wine with less sheen as it is 55% Super Fine Alpaca, 23% Silk, 22% Merino Wool. I do like the Andean Silk and will use it for a future project but for SD's Fitted Bodice I decided to splurge on the Pure & Simple.


At 12:08 PM, Blogger Pixiepurls said...

how exciting :)

At 3:33 PM, Blogger Courtney said...

It's funny: I actually read your post about the Pure and Simple after I ordered mine: and then panicked, wondering if the yarn was that good. I hadn't seen any color cards, so I just guessed on a color that I thought looked good and immediately wondered if I ought to have requested the color card first instead. YOU, of course, took lovely photos of the color cards, but not the ones containing the color I ordered (the burnt olive: darn you anyway). Now I just have to sit back and twiddle my thumbs while I wait for my silk to show up!

At 3:20 PM, Blogger Courtney said...

BTW: Got my pure and simple today, and I find myself being jealous of my own yarn: it is just that awesome.


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