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June 29, 2005

koigu love


"If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for all of Paris is a moveable feast."
Ernest Hemingway - moveable feast

i don't know how this quote is relevant to this post, but when i spotted those beautiful koigu at my local yarn shop the other day, hemingway's quote was all i can think about.

nothing is more exciting to a knitter than a skein of beautiful yarn. i have heard and read so much about koigu, and that day, at the local yarn shop, marked my first contact with this famous yarn. it had made me realized how powerful that excitement was, almost ecstatic, fainting, and at the same time, i just wanted to put all the stock in my hands and took all of them home with me.

i did not take all of them home (although all koigu yarns were 50% off...), despite how much i would have loved to do that. it really took a lot of self discipline from me to just select a few of my favorite shades and to immediately leave the shop. believe it or not, i have yet to make a pair of socks for myself. so, i feel the need to keep those yarns to my desperate feet!

and, not all i bought was koigu sock yarns, the pinky ones were koigu kersti will be this beautiful scarf and probably some gloves? sometimes it's kind of fun to find a pattern for a limited amount of yarn.

so, do you remember when was the first time a skein of yarn that made you appreciate knitting? what kind of yarn is so precious and soft that you don't even want to unravel it? many yarns had left impressions on my mind, and i know that there will be many more to come. and koigu, was definitely one of those moments.


How very funny that you posted this. Last Saturday, I saw Koigu at the yarn store for the very first time in real life. I have seen people go crazy for it on blogs and forums for a while, but I hadn't been to crazy for it. Well, wouldn't you know it -- I fell in love with some of the shades at the store and almost bought some. In fact, I've been mentally planning to as soon as all my current sock yarn is knitted.

Koigu at 50% off!!!!!?!!?!?!? Are you serious? And you didn't buy it all? :P I just bought my first Koigu a couple of weeks ago, too. I'm still trying to find a deserving pattern for it, though.What are you making with yours?

50% OFF! OMG! Gotto love that koigu...my LYS don't carry it...I have to travel 2 hours to get some...and I'm gonna get some!


50% off! i'll be right over! ;-) that looks absolutely gorgeous. i've never tried it but i have dreams ...

That yarn is delicious! You're a lucky girl to have found it at 50% off.

Koigu...50% off??? Very cool. I love the colors you selected, but I wouldn't have been as restrained as you - I might have bought 2 in every color! I'm weak, I know. I can't wait to see your socks and scarf.

50% off? this is the first i have ever heard of koigu going on sale anywhere! run, don't walk!

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