Sunday, April 15, 2007


Have you ever seen something somewhere before, taking special note of it, but then, upon the onrush of a busy and hectic stretch of work and stress, it fades away, forgotten--albeit temporarily--and captivation in it suddenly reawakens upon its unexpected appearance in your mailbox?

I received a wonderful gift last week from the temptress herself, Brooke. Beautiful and utterly glorious Shokay pure yak down. Truly, a most luxurious gift of 100% pure and natural goodness. Apparently, the temptress can read minds as well as entice. She's gifted, this one.

It really is amazing how something so beautiful and luxurious can make one giddy about what one might make from it. I've reveled lately in simply thinking about what I might make.

The proper tools are ready at hand. It's now a matter of decision. And not wanting to spoil such a pretty thing. What will it become, this beautiful yak down?

Happy Sunday, everyone.



Anonymous Nora said...

Oh my! Is it soft? Is it??

6:11 PM  
Blogger Lola and Ava said...

I think it should have a nicer name. "Yak" doesn't seem to have a nice ring.

6:22 PM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

Wow, so pillowy looking. You were right, School Products was lousy with Yak, but I was too broke to buy enough for a sweater, so it will have to wait.

6:49 PM  
Blogger Friender said...

Yeah, how about "kay" instead of "yak"? Have fun with your kay!

8:06 PM  
Blogger iSeL said...

That is awesome! I remember you looking at that stuff at Rosie's.

9:17 PM  
Blogger pamela wynne said...

agh -- so jealous! can't wait to see what you do with it...

10:34 PM  
Anonymous kelp! said...

Ooh, that first photo makes the yarn look crazy soft. I can't wait to see what you're planning for it.

12:19 AM  
Blogger Pikku- Kettu said...

Mm'm, yak... sorry, kay. :)

1:37 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

It looks really soft! I am so curious to see how you find yak to behave as a yarn. This looks greyer than your bunny's bottom yarn or do they coordinate?

If musk ox fiber gets to be called quiviut, shouldn't yak get some complicated, pretty name too?

1:41 AM  
Blogger mari said...

Oooh it looks very soft!
Nice looking needles, too. Are those ebony or rosewood?
Btw. I tried to locate the wrist warmers yesterday but they seem to have dissapeared completely! The chaos, the chaos... I'll try again today. :-)

5:33 AM  
Anonymous diana said...

It looks gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing what you make with your yak.

7:50 AM  
Blogger femiknitter said...

Mmm, great yarm pOrn! Can't wait to see what you make with it!

10:06 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

oooh - that looks soft even in picture form!!!! for sure make something cuddly that you can cozy yourself in!!

11:17 AM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

What a great gift! That color. mmm..

2:47 PM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

Oh my, that looks sooo soft and squishy! Lucky you!

4:58 PM  
Blogger Christy said...

OOooo could just use the yarn as a pillow

10:03 PM  
Blogger Carson said...

let's see...

a yak snak pak?
a yak flak jak?
a yak crack sak?

no, guess not. I'm sure whatever you decide will be loverley.

By the way, did you ever do Joy from Vintage Knits in the yorkshire tweed?

10:20 PM  
Anonymous nova said...


12:27 PM  
Blogger Oiyi said...

I need that yarn!!!!

2:19 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

oh you are so lucky!

8:15 PM  

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