Thursday, January 18, 2007

A question for you knitters & some serious temptation


What is soy wool? I just saw the package on this blog (but I don't get replies from that blogger, so I did not bother to ask....). I guess soy is kind of like cotton, hemp, or flax? (In the same way that wool is like silk or angora. Welcome to my mind!)


Oh and Paula has just provided the biggest temptation for me.... EVEH! I love taupe & I want some of each...


My favorite online purveyor of fabric has it & it costs far less than I have paid in the past... (Oh & they still have that kitty in a tree fabric that I have been DREAMING about for days now...) I have a birthday in less than 2 weeks... Can it be a birthday present to me? (Or I could do this BOM from Keepsake Quilting....or both?)

15 comments:

debby said...

The US importer of Daiwabo Japanese taupe fabric is a client of mine. The fabrics sold on equilter are from Daiwabo, but not the same quality as the Japanese taupes available from Pinwheels.com. They were made especially for the US fabric mass market. Hence the price difference.

Just one of the useless bits of information that I know.

Happy quilting.

Jeri said...

OOOH, go for the BOM. Its awesome. soy yarn - I'm guessing they somehow use soy plant fibers mixed into the wool? Hey, google... that's my answer to everything. And for what its worth, I was able to follow your fuzzy math in the 4-patch 25-patch post... I'm like that too, putting it in words or on paper brings it in focus for me. I'm like one step above getting a red crayon to draw a picture of it... ya know? :)

Vickyth said...

I usually try to respond, but it is possible that I've missed a comment from you in the past.... sorry (I really mean that)!

The label doesn't say what precise part of the soy plant is used, but I'm guessing it's a soy silk product, the by-product of soy being refined for consumption. Again, just a gues....

Laurie Ann said...

I saw that BOM when I got my catalog yesterday and thought of you!! There are so many more cool cat quilting things than dog! Lucky you!

Vickyth said...

Sarai has used the soy-wool too:
http://mumblingmonkey.wordpress.com/2007/01/18/a-new-scarf-for-winter/

I rather like the colourway she's chosen....

Vickyth said...

Darn! That link didn't work!
http://mumblingmonkey.wordpress.com/
2007/01/18/a-new-scarf-for-winter/

I've divided it into two lines. You'll need to cut and poaste them sequentially into the browser bar.

paula, the quilter said...

I guess I'm an enabler. Buy! it all. grin I'm on the Fabric Diet so I'll get you to buy. evil chuckle Who's blog was talking about 'Megging'? You've been megged!

Patti the Hardenbrook Girl said...

Of course it can be a birthday present to you! Tell your husband you've saved him the trouble of shopping and hand him the unopened boxes when they come. I've done that several times for Christmas presents. Works really well!

Chris said...

I haven't seen that BOM with the kitties-I love it! I was just at Keepsake too and didn't spy that one as I walked around and drooled!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Hey, there! That BOM is so pretty, I had to read through to see if that was your finished quilt or a kit or what. Go for it. I subscribed, years ago, to a BOM by mail. I was living in another place at the time (not in the US)and paid dearly to have it shipped to me from Virginia, but it was OK, I wanted it that badly. I still have each and every installment, is it done? NO! (It's just barely started) And now, to add insult to injury it's available in book form at $24.95! Oh, well... I had all this BEFORE it was a book. Right? That must be worth a lot.

Libby said...

Is there anything they can't make from soy? Milk, sauce, cheese, turkey, candles and now wool -- where will it end *s*

Barbara said...

I love the catquilt...really cute!

Beemoosie said...

First visit...love your kitties and your quilts! Nice job!

Samantha said...

All that Kaffe fabric was my Xmas gift to myself.. So why not get yourself something?

Ruth said...

I'm a bit late coming to this post, but as I understand it soy silk is a by-product of the tofu making process, they collect the run-off and do tricky things with it to turn it into yarn. I do stand to be corrected on this though. You can also get sea silk made from processed seaweed.