Monday, April 22, 2013

Stash Addition =)

As a reward for organizing my stash of yarn, I decided to try buying a lot of mixed yarns on Ebay. A 5 pound lot of yarn that is all from before my time, in fact.

Cortez thought it was the most interesting thing in the world. She spent the next 30 minutes going all the way around it. The pink one was especially smelly, apparently, because she sniffed both sides of it and made her silly 'too smelly' face. Yuki didn't care.

But then! Then I did something too interesting for even her to resist. I put it outside to air out a little.

They both agreed that the green skein they're sniffing there is super smelly too. I can't really smell much beyond that the yarn was kept in a cardboard box for a little too long, but I thought it might benefit from some time in the open air anyway. It's all acrylic, as far as I can tell, and it's cloudy outside so I'm not worried about fading. What I am a little worried about is matching those smaller amounts with another yarn to make a hat out of. A few of them I can fit well enough to make something I think is attractive enough to be donated, and I'm sure I can find something to do with the rest of them.

Maybe I'll make some slippers, like I did for a cousin. She said they keep her feet very warm. Yay!

With some leftovers, I made a headband and cowl. I still have a little of each left, so they might show up in future hats.

Pattern: Calorimetry.
Pattern: Heather Weave Moebius Scarf.

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