Wednesday, April 08, 2009


When I was growing up, we used to work puzzles. Really tricky ones, Like "The Yellow Bird" and Pieter Brueghel's "Proverbs". It's a tradition Marc and I have carried on. We've worked puzzles featuring the artwork of Gustav Klimt ("The Kiss"), Magritte ("Le Chateau des Pyrenees") and Edward Gorey (an untitled theater piece). Back in those growing up days we had a puzzle. Round. Erte. Seven Deadly Sins. Apparently the only one ever produced, since I can't find an image no matter what combination of words I use (it's not the suite he did in 1983). I remember it was a gift to my mother from a friend, and I retain the impression my mom didn't altogether approve of the subject.

Anyway. I like knowing things and I like words. Throw in a little parental disapproval and it was inevitable that I try to memorize the Seven Deadly Sins. It became a game for me, like trying to remember the names of the Seven Dwarves (everyone forgets Bashful). All of which, I suppose, explains why The Seven Deadly S(p)ins was the first yarn club I joined. Well, that and they promised it wouldn't be socks.

This (really) is the last shipment. It's Lust .

The Unique Sheep Luxe, light fingering weight 75/25 superwash merino/tussah silk, in Lusty Pink.

Luxe in Leafy Green.

The Unique Sheep Verve, light fingering weight superwash merino, in American Beauty (like the rose).

While I think the individual yarns are a feast for the senses, I'm just not quite sure what I think of them combined in the actual project.

Makes nice yarn pr0n, though.

Oh. I did finally memorize the Seven Deadlies by sorting them. The World - Greed, Envy. The Flesh - Lust, Sloth, Gluttony. And the Devil - Pride, Anger. With so much of the World and the Flesh taken up with variations on desire, it's no wonder I lost track of my S(p)ins.

1 comment:

Cate said...

I also don't love the project they suggest but swoon over the lust bright pink one. I think they'd be great knitted into flowers and mounted on pins for jackets. I can see the red yarn as a flower on your jacket.