Marc’s sisters have been working hard at his mom’s house sorting through everything. Yesterday, 500 pounds of boxes arrived at our house (the palette was nearly seven feet tall!) and one of them had my name on it – yarn! My mother-in-law was an avid knitter and knitting was a special connection for us (I shared some of that story a few years back). I’m not sure if my sisters-in-law sent me all the unknit yarn, or just what they thought I might like – wanna see?
I spent a few hours this morning* sorting it, taking a photos and searching Ravelry for details about the yarn and project suggestions. There are six skeins of Cascade headed to a girlfriend who loves it; I’m thinking Lydia might enjoy these two sweater quantities (the colors will be great on her!);
and I’m going to see if my sister wants to share this pile. It’s mostly wool/acrylic DK and looks great for house socks!
Then there’s an afghan quantity of Sirdar Denim in navy blue that I’ll knit up for the little boys … and the rest I plan to knit for me! I added the yarn to my stash on Ravelry and queued three projects
I’m excited about all of them!
The only yarn I’m not sure what to do with is this one
It’s nine skeins of Rowan Purelife Renew (~740 yards of chunky weight) in a red/pink/green colorway called Pick Up. The colors (and that mix of colors!) are definitely outside my box, but I think I like it … maybe a big cowl or a scarf? I’d welcome suggestions!
Joining in with Kat and friends today – what are you knitting (and reading)?
*that’s the real “unraveled” part of this post; I should’ve been prepping food for tomorrow!