Two weekends ago, I spent the ENTIRE weekend going through my mom's stash. The stash that I stole. And since I just bought a ball winder, and am OBSESSED with it, just like Rachel, I then spent the remainder of my week winding as much yarn as I could.
Here is the final result:
I threw away a lot of it. Mostly pink. My mom had this habit of keeping just the teeny tiniest amount of yarn, and I was about to follow in her footsteps. The more I thought about it, the more I knew I would rather just go buy more yarn.
Some of my favorites:
I think I remember that my mom was going to make herself a sweater out of this color combo. Please forgive her, it was the 80's. When I first saw it, I thought I would split up the pink from the grey, but I soon found out that it would take forever.
What do you guys think - clapotis? I think there is enough yarn for it.
Does anyone know how I can figure out the yardage of some of this yarn? I have no idea. This purpley one is so nice, and I would like to know how much of it I have before I pick out a project.
Because most of this yarn is from Argentina, there is no way for me to run to the store, or ebay and get some more.
But isn't this lovely? I cannot wait to figure out what to do with it.
I was going to use this yarn to make my mom a Reversible Rib Shawl (yes, Rachel over at licketyknit has been inspiring me lately - hi Rachel!). But 1) I thought I had more 2) I think my mom would get mad that I used her yarn to make her a mother's day gift.
So I have no idea what to do with it. I will come up with something, I am sure.
Isn't it pretty? It looks like a dusty rose. Hmm... maybe my One Skein book has some ideas I could use.
Also have absolutely no idea what I am going to do with these, but I thought they were so pretty.
Maybe I will use them to make baby gifts. Here, again, it would come in real handy if I knew the yardage. ARGH! Maybe someone out there on the internets has an idea for me.
In other knitting news, I am almost done with a scarf (my first cable experience) that I am going to send out to my cousin in Argentina. It is getting cold over there, and I never send her anything. I thought this would be a nice surprise. The pattern is from One Skein, but since I am always being made fun of for my short scarves, this one has like 4 skeins. Hee. I will post a picture when I am done.
I am done with the back and half way the front of Salina. I think because I am using size 5 needles, the whole process is taking forever. Maybe this week I will get more done. Especially since I have so many other projects in mind! First, I have to start the R.R.S for my mom, since Mother's Day is right around the corner; then I have socks to make for Tony; Tubey for me; Somewhat Cowl for me; and god knows what other things I have lurking in my secret stash box.
I also have been oggling Becky's Holey Sweater that she is making from Phildar's Automne Tendances 05. But since it is in French, I knew I would never get to it. Then, I was reading one of my reg blog reads, BeeKnits, and I saw that Jade was making the same sweater! She had translated the pattern to English and she sent it to me! YAY!!! I think I might use the yarn my Secret Pal sent me on her last package. I need to check the gauge today, but it might be a nice fit. Thanks Jade! (She also lives in VA, so I made another friend in the area - so excited.)
And last, but not least - why the heck does Cindy Crawford have to wear what I wear ALL THE TIME?! Such a wanna be!