The best things in life.
Thought this was Therin’s post!
Continuing the destash.
I purchased this cone of bulky wool a long time ago. I think it’s nice but I usually don’t knit bulky. A bit scratchy, too. I’ve used it for practice and samples but never found a project. Recently, I swatched the November Sweater pattern with this yarn. After washing, I decided it’s really pretty fabric. I can imagine it lasting a lifetime and softening with age.
See how easily those plies separate? I’m thinking I would prefer knitting with this yarn if I separated the entire cone. I’m thinking maybe a small throw in the tree of life pattern.
I’ve been good about not buying yarn for the past, oh, week or two. Then Interlace Weave offered these on clearance; and they accepted the 15% coupon. All three simply gorgeous books for less than $10. Who could resist?
Several years back, when I restarted knitting, I bought a bag of Berlini Chelsea online. It sounded nice: wool, alpaca, acrylic. Looked okay when it came in, too. But it’s almost black and bouclé: kind of hard to work with.
Bet I cast on 15 projects trying to find one that works. Just couldn’t.
Then recently I realized the balls are 25 gr. Oops. 10 skeins won’t be enough for most of the contemplated projects.
Now, I’ll bust this yarn out of my stash! I found a simple, little sleeveless on Ravelry and swatched and swatched. The pattern will be modified to accommodate this yarn: biggest change is that the pretty lace pattern will be changed to simple stockinette on a size US 6 needle. The fabric, which I’ve tried to show in this pic, looks nice.
Anxious to see the final but will have accomplished my goal if this yarn is off the shelf!
There’s nothing on the needles now. Perhaps I won’t cast on ‘til my sweater is finished?
Finishing: when you’re done and there’s so much more to do.