Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Autumn Yarns

It seems to me that I've been in some kind of autumnal craze. I've already shared with you my love of all things pumpkin, but lately all my yarn purchases are reminiscent of a brisk fall day.


My most recent purchase was a gorgeous skein of The Plucky Knitter's merino/cashmere/nylon fingering weight yarn in a blazingly autumn color called Trusty Rusty. I generally have a "thing" about ordering yarn online; I like to touch and fondle the yarn before I buy. But I've heard such crazy wonderful things about The Plucky Knitter and just happened to be home during an update and have the cash in my PayPal account. Somehow this yarn jumped into my online basket and made its way over to my house. When it arrived I was stunned by its glow and sheen and am now buying into the hype.

The second is Barking Dog Yarns Achilles which is an 80/20 merino/nylon blend. This indie dyer is located in my hometown of Fresno. The colorway is oh-so-golden and called, what else? California (you know I couldn't pass that one up).

I'm hoping to make some very special socks for myself out of these yarns but I can't bear to wind them just yet. Are you in some sort of fall color craze too, or is it just me?


  1. Beautiful colors, don't you just love new yarn.

  2. I know what you mean about having to touch the yarn. I think that you have captured the "fondleness" of it in your pics. I can just feel the squishy softness...

  3. Oh yeah I have trouble with buying yarn online too, but once I saw a skein of the Plucky Knitter's yarn in person I felt pretty confident that I'd love anything I could buy from her!

  4. Those yarns are gorgeous! I love fall colors in general, and this time of year is a great excuse to knit more of them!

  5. I'm in a fall mood with colors, too. I'm working on a scarf that is a great yellow, similar to the one you've got here.


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