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nicolethegeek
12-16-2005, 04:15 PM
Sorry... couldn't resist that comment, especially since the Ram Wools website *has* been my knitting porn lately! After I spilled the beans to hubby about his not-meant-to-be socks, I sorta kinda talked him into going to the store to pick out the shade of blue that he wanted for his socks. I thought it was a pretty good idea to have my husband with me for SEX... isn't that right? :roflhard: I'm so very glad that we got there with only minutes to spare before the shop closed. There's no way I would have gotten out of there for the $35 I did! :shock: I did a bit of fast peeking at the thrummed mitten kits I'd seen on the website, and was much more impressed with them there than online. I can definitely visualize a trip back for the lilac wool and lilac roving for nice warm mitts for me! :happydance: They also carry the FT patterns, so I will be able to get the patterns you all keep on teasing me with by talking about them all the time!

rebecca
12-16-2005, 04:18 PM
Nice haul, my friend ;)
LOL, my hubby & I are about to go on vacation & I have all of the porn...oops, yarn shops on our route already mapped out...we are going to get goodies (of course) AND for me to rub yarn all on Lonnie so he can pick out his fave for future sweaters...yep, that's me...hitting yarn shops thru southeast GA & here & there in FL so I can rub my hubby with yarn...sounds like fun, yes ;) ?!

jelly
12-16-2005, 04:21 PM
i was thinking along those same lines the other day

i have a lot of down time at my job, so i can surf the net

naturally, i go to a lot of yarn/knitting sites

and i was thinking how if they knew that this was "my porn" they would fire me :rofling:

nicolethegeek
12-16-2005, 04:30 PM
yep, that's me...hitting yarn shops thru southeast GA & here & there in FL so I can rub my hubby with yarn...sounds like fun, yes ;) ?!
Oh brother... why does that fit into the porn frame of mind soooo well??? ;) I didn't rub my hubby with his yarn, but he *has* been known to play touchy feely with yarn before... :roflhard:

nicolethegeek
12-16-2005, 04:32 PM
and i was thinking how if they knew that this was "my porn" they would fire me :rofling:
Especially if they knew you were having cyber SEX while on the job! :roflhard:

my bad... I better get back to my evening bag!

tigger0229
12-16-2005, 05:05 PM
wowowowowowow that yarn is GORGEOUS!!!! it looks so soft!

nicolethegeek
12-16-2005, 05:20 PM
wowowowowowow that yarn is GORGEOUS!!!! it looks so soft!
Actually, it didn't feel very soft when I was balling it, and it's not much better to knit with. Hubby is used to wearing wool socks, so the itch won't bother him. It's called Tuffy by Briggs & Little, which is a company in New Brunswick I believe. My guess is that the wool is from Canadian sheep as well, since the only thing on the label says "Product of Canada". Even though it's an 80/20 wool/nylon blend, it's not machine washable. It hasn't been processed very much either, since I found little bits of dirt and such in it as I wound it. It was actually pretty funny since I had my 9 & 10 yo DDs helping me ball it. They would get grossed out whenever they'd see anything in it. My 3 yo DS had fun too. He was holding the other end of the wool to help Mom too, and it was rubbing the arm of my daughter... she was getting mad because it was so itchy!

Angelia
12-16-2005, 06:55 PM
Actually, it didn't feel very soft when I was balling it, and it's not much better to knit with.

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

I'm sorry.....

nicolethegeek
12-16-2005, 06:59 PM
Actually, it didn't feel very soft when I was balling it, and it's not much better to knit with.

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

I'm sorry.....

SHEESH!!! My *one* completely serious post in this entire thread, and you have to go twisting it!!! :roflhard:

I love it!!!

Angelia
12-16-2005, 07:02 PM
Actually, it didn't feel very soft when I was balling it, and it's not much better to knit with.

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

I'm sorry.....

SHEESH!!! My *one* completely serious post in this entire thread, and you have to go twisting it!!! :roflhard:

I love it!!!

:oops:

:roflhard: :roflhard:

Ingrid
12-16-2005, 07:48 PM
:roflhard: When all the other posts were about porn and SEX, how could she think anything else!!

humblestumble
12-16-2005, 09:01 PM
:cheering: Dont ya love that?

mintdee
12-16-2005, 09:04 PM
I love that I can count on you people to make me laugh.


If we are like this here can you imagine if we all met irl? :shock: :roflhard:

Angelia
12-16-2005, 10:40 PM
I love that I can count on you people to make me laugh.


If we are like this here can you imagine if we all met irl? :shock: :roflhard:

I always feel soooo happy after a visit here :D

And meeting IRL would be a blast! We should work on a yearly convention or something...

Ingrid
12-16-2005, 11:08 PM
Love the avatar, Angelia!! :roflhard: :roflhard:

Angelia
12-16-2005, 11:14 PM
Love the avatar, Angelia!! :roflhard: :roflhard:

Thanks!! :cheering:

I'm getting ready for my favorite Christmas movie ever, and a 24-hour marathon of it, no less!!! :inlove: :inlove:

Emeraldcutie
12-18-2005, 12:47 AM
wowowowowowow that yarn is GORGEOUS!!!! it looks so soft!
Actually, it didn't feel very soft when I was balling it, and it's not much better to knit with. Hubby is used to wearing wool socks, so the itch won't bother him. It's called Tuffy by Briggs & Little, which is a company in New Brunswick I believe. My guess is that the wool is from Canadian sheep as well, since the only thing on the label says "Product of Canada". Even though it's an 80/20 wool/nylon blend, it's not machine washable. It hasn't been processed very much either, since I found little bits of dirt and such in it as I wound it. It was actually pretty funny since I had my 9 & 10 yo DDs helping me ball it. They would get grossed out whenever they'd see anything in it. My 3 yo DS had fun too. He was holding the other end of the wool to help Mom too, and it was rubbing the arm of my daughter... she was getting mad because it was so itchy!

I have been to the Briggs and Little Farms. I think its neat to watch how its done. I found my wool to be scratchy also, but I like the variations in colour, I have oatmeal and valley green. I always soak my finished project in lanolin soak. It really helps to soften this stuff up.

nicolethegeek
12-18-2005, 02:05 PM
I have been to the Briggs and Little Farms. I think its neat to watch how its done. I found my wool to be scratchy also, but I like the variations in colour, I have oatmeal and valley green. I always soak my finished project in lanolin soak. It really helps to soften this stuff up.
That would be such a cool field trip! Too bad I'm half a country away! I'll have to hunt up some lanolin soak and try that with these when they're done. Thanks for the suggestion! I too like the colours I saw at Ram's from Briggs & Little. Apparently they have a thinner weight which I just might have to check out for my work boots!