Went for some scrap yarn in the older section of the stash the other day. Suddenly, MOTHS!!!
I was horrified! They were all over one skein in particular. Some alpaca silk from a local ranch. (To be fair, it did look dirty when I pulled it off the clearance shelf, and I probably should have washed it as soon as I got it home.) I pulled it out and shook all the disgusting little bugs off outside. I checked the rest of the stash, and except for one ball of novelty acrylic, all seemed well.
I washed the alpaca, letting it soak over night. Once it was dry I wound it up so I could survey the damage. A few breaks, but not nearly as bad as expected. If I can get over the ick factor, I can totally knit with it.
Over a year or two I gathered about 1000 yards of matching yarn from the ranch, including some roving that I hand spun to match it. Now I’m just wondering what I should knit with it.
Living in Southern California, I really don’t need super warm shawls or sweaters. The yarn is really to delicate for a blanket though. Anyone have suggestions?
Tonight was supposed to be so much easier than this! I had just gotten my new interchangeable circulars in the mail, but they are the wrong size!!!
As you can see, I am attempting to cope with the cards I have been delt. Of corse, it is all my fault. I didn’t double check the size of the dpns I had been using when I ordered my new circulars. Now, I must keep plodding along on my hat (made of my new hand spun!!!) on dpns that can barley keep all the stitches on. *sigh* Guess I’ll be finishing this hat before I head off on our road trip.
On a good note, I’m loving my hand spun! I got 110 yards out of 1/2 a pound of random wool (can’t remember what it is for the life of me), and I still have another 1/2 pound of hand dyed fluff to spin up. Unless someone steals this hat from me, that other 1/2 pound may end up in my Etsy shop 😀
What projects are keeping you up tonight?
What to do, what to do…
I’ve been working on my husband’s super bland alpaca hat. I even finished it. Then, Mr. Vanilla Hat Guy said it was to short. *sigh*
I decided rather than frogging the top of the hat I’d pick up stitches around the bottom. I’ve been attempting to pick up stitches ever since. I’m really hoping I won’t have to pick out my cast on, and frankly I’m not totally sure that would work anyway.
Anyone have suggestions on adding an inch to a finished hat? This thing is crazy making.