Tuesday, June 30, 2009

When my gaming and knitting habits collide

As many of you are aware I have a few semi-addictive hobbies and pastimes. There is almost nothing better than when two of them combine into something incredibly cool (at least to me). Since I begin knitting in December, I have been spending alot of time on Ravelry.com which is a great resource and social media site for knitters/crocheters. They have free patterns, forums, groups, a place to document all your yarn... yada, yada, yada ad nausium. Awhile ago I found the group called World of Warcrafters: dual wielding needles since level one and I was totally floored. People who knit and play World of Warcraft?!?!? Bwah?!?!?!
















After I got over that, I kept reading it until one day I found a post by IndieDyer who happens to dye yarn in color combinations inspired by World of Warcraft. How sweet is that??? Weird you say? Meh, I choose to agree to disagree. If I can make socks or anything else for that matter with really cool yarn that happens to be called "Not your Average DK," "Totemic," or "For the Horde!" then I WILL! Now I just have to find really cool patterns for them all...
















So, my pictures today are of my very first skeins of WoW inspired yarn. Unfortunately since I started writing this post, Indie Dyer, the woman that dyes all these yarns, has decided to stop producing them. Waaaaaahh! So, I have of course now purchased two other skeins in colors that are still available at DiscontinuedBrandNameYarn.com So, if you are interested you better snatch them up now. One colorway I wanted disappeared in a matter of hours tonight. Sadness... it so figures that I just found out about this yarn and it is in it's final days. Well, at least I will have 5 skeins of some very unique yarn to make neat items out of. There will always be cool yarn out there, this stuff just stole the show for me.



6 comments:

erinlesko said...

want

erinlesko said...

OK fine, you win: I should get back into knitting. I am loving that Thunder Bluff colored yarn. Maybe you should petition them to bring it back. :)

jjFTW said...

I have two more at home that I have to take pictures of and combine with screenshots. There might still be some of the yarn left, though I doubt it :(

jjFTW said...

Sigh, no, it's all gone now. Glad I got what I really wanted (well, I missed one) before they sold out.

Woo to the Hoo! said...

WTF?! Between this and "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," I'm wondering who hacked into your brain! What's next: "Colin Firth's edible WOW yarn, deep-fried and coated in MSG and General Tso's sauce?!"

jjFTW said...

yes, someone hacked my brain... now where can I get some of that Colin Firth Spaghetti MSG yarn? Drool...