knitting and the life I almost have around it

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Mission Enjoyable

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to raid your parents' wardrobes on the hunt for any signs of Yarn Abuse. It is happening in your own homes! Hundreds of metres of beautiful yarns, that could have had fantastic lives given better opportunities, are trapped in ugly, ugly sweaters all over the country!
For example, this tortured creature was found trying to clime out of my fathers cupboard. He has never worn it to my knowledge, and after extensive negotiations with the enemy, the sweater was released into my care (ok ok i promised to knit him socks, but i think the way i said it sounded tougher).
About 550 metres of bulky slubby yarn. I'm pretty sure it's hand spun and dyed but it looks very similar to Rowan Biggy Print. The colours is predominately navy, but also lavender, turquoise grey, green, cherry red and maroon (again, apologies for the blurriness). Sounds over the top, i know, but it was worse on my daddy (looked like an oompa-loompa in winter-wear... terrible). It really looks gorgeous in skeins, and i'm open to any suggestions of what it should be.
A bientot, mes amies!


  • At August 17, 2005 5:19 pm, Blogger becky said…

    Hee hee! You really crack me up.

    That's a good find. Unfortunately, my father isn't the sweater-wearing type, which is a shame because he's a big guy and a sweater from him would mind kilometers of yarn.

    What's the gauge on that yarn? Maybe I can suggest some patterns.

  • At August 17, 2005 7:39 pm, Blogger happyspider said…

    It's between bulky and super-bulky... probably about 5 stitches to an inch on 6mm needles... i'm guessing here, it's drying in skeins as we speak.


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