Thursday, May 10, 2007

Introducing...Austin Peacock!

Yeah, Baby!!


18 comments:

g-girl said...

gorgeous!

K. Anne said...

ROFL. I love the name. The yarn is gorgeous!

Suzann said...

LOL@the name. The colors are just glorious. So beautiful

Lisa W. said...

YEAH BABY! looks great...that will be my next self indulgence methinks!

Sharon said...

Oooh, I like it a lot.

BTW, I have a yarn question. I noticed when I ordered your write up said variegated, not striping.

What is the difference exactly?

Terri said...

You already know I love it! ;)

jayne said...

Isn't it a scream? I've been going around the house saying, "yeah, baby, yeah!" all day.

Unfortunately.

But I do love the yarn. A few times I've caught myself looking at it and saying: whoa shit! it looks like the stuff in the stores. Then I remember that I am a store. I'm still not used to it.

Sharon, self-striping yarns do that Noro thing of having a long section of colour, followed by another long section of colour, followed by a ....When you knit with those yarns, you get stripes of colour. Sometimes wide or skinny, depending on the way it was dyed. So you knit those socks that look like you changed yarn to make the stripes, but it is actually built right into the yarn.

Variegated, you get a variety of looks as the colours knit up. They don't make bands of stripes, although they can look a bit striped in socks. You get that scattered-colours look. Sometimes variegated yarns will stack colour in an interesting pattern. Some people like this, and some don't. I like it. I like letting my colours do what they want. With variegated, the colours zig and zag, and you get more of a marbled or rippled look. Or crazy colour, if it's very bright.

Hope that helps. I can post eg's on a blog post later on.

Evelyn said...

Beautiful Jayne. Another great yarn for all of us to swoon over. The name really fits too. Love the bright colours.
Thanks for the tip about the swap center. I'm looking into a couple of yarns.
Evelyn

benne said...

I LOVE that color! Gotta have some of that "yeah, baby!" going on in something. I don't know what it will be, but I want it. Plotting my next purchase. ;-}

Quail Hill Knits said...

Great color and perfect name.

Rosie Perera said...

There's actually a horse named Austin Peacock (an appaloosa). I don't know what possessed me to Google that phrase, but I didn't get the reference at first. I'm not an Austin Powers fan, so I'd forgotten the "Yeah baby!" tagline.

Jane, how come in your Etsy store the shipping rates are higher within Canada ($8.00) than to the US ($5.50) and elsewhere ($6.00), when your yarns are shipped from Canada? Or is that Canadian dollars for the Canada shipping and US dollars for shipping to the US? (Even if so, with the exchange rates these days, it would work out to more to ship within Canada, which doesn't make sense.)

jayne said...

Hey, Rosie!

Insane, but true. It costs me less to ship four skeins of yarn to Vermont, to Australia, to Timbuctu, than it does to ship one skein to my next door neighbour.

At 8.00US from Canada to Canada, I am actually taking a small loss, even with the exchange rate. It costs 10.00 to mail a small package to Canada. It costs about 6.00 to mail the same package to anywhere else in the world, and that even includes the box or mailer I buy to pack it in.

Nuts, isn't it?

Knitted Gems said...

WOW -- very lovely!

Rosie Perera said...

I knew Canada Post had deficiencies, but that cost structure is truly weird!

BTW, I just realized I misspelled your name in my previous comment. Oops! My fingers do it automatically even when my brain knows the right way (my sister spells hers without the 'y').

jayne said...

I believe that the high cost in Canada is a reflection of the high cost of Canadian labour. For out of country, Canada Post simply has to get it across a border. When it has to be delivered inside the country, it gets handled by more people.

Posties get paid high!

sheeps clothing said...

Hi - this yarn is just beautiful. (Note to self - must stop buying yarn).
You've been tagged.
Here's the rules. Start with 7 random facts/habits about yourself. People who are tagged have to write their 7 things on their blog and then tag seven other poor unsuspecting saps and list their names. Don't forget to leave them a comment to tell them they have been tagged and to read your blog.

Thanks

Amy QOY said...

Jayne, those colors are fabulous. That yarn looks like it has a beautiful sheen, what is it?
Missed you at elann, thought I'd check up on you here.

Jennie said...

hey rosie there isnt a horse named austin peacock in the appaloosa industry it is the name of a rider that shows just a fyi for ya