Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Tale of Two Yarns

It's Knitting and Crochet Blog Week.  What better way to get my blogging mojo back than to follow along?  Each day participants blog about the same topic.  Yesterday's topic was "A Tale of Two Yarns".  Better late than never, as they say.
So I'm going to talk about two yarns that have been in my stash for a while.  Let's get the negative out of the way first.  This yarn has been a weight on my conscience for at least a couple years now:
 I can't remember what yarn this is, nor what fiber it is.  It has no "give" to it so it has little or no wool.  I know I bought it for socks, but I don't think this stuff will keep its shape well enough for good socks.  Also, I really don't like the colors - I don't know what I was thinking when I bought this!  It must have been on sale.
But, it's perfectly good yarn which has got to be suitable for something.  I am just waiting for a muse to come around and inspire me about it.  Meanwhile the yarn has been taking up room in my stash for at least two years.  When I see it I get grumpy.

On the other hand, I've got this other yarn which I've been hanging on to because I love it so much:
These are remnants of some skeins of Knitting Notions Classic Merino Superwash, in colors Green Apple and Midnight.  I bought the first skein of Green Apple at A Wool Gathering some years back.  It was the first "fancy" yarn I bought, meaning it was the first yarn I didn't get at Hobby Lobby or on ebay. 

Of course, because I treasured it so much, there was some kind of disaster during a move and that first skein ended up in a horrible, gigantic, soul-sucking knot.  After hours and hours of teary attempts I could only salvage about a hundred yards, which didn't seem enough to do anything with, so I just had to order more from the website.  And somehow a blue skein got in my cart too hehehe.

So far I've made a pair of socks and a pair of mittens from these, both have been well loved.

I've got about 220 yards left and I'm not quite sure what to do with it.   Kids' mittens maybe?


  1. Oh no! Sorry your yarn got hit by the yarn barf. Hate it when that happens.

  2. That first yarn looks a bit like butcher's twine. :x

    Second yarns look pretty though and I love the things you made from them! Though isn't there that rhyme... 'blue and green should never be seen without a colour in between'. But I always thought blue and green went so well together. ;)