Sunday, March 18, 2012


And just when my interest in mittens was starting to flag, I have been presented with an intriguing new challenge- a large box full of (mostly) sport weight yarn.
Large box of yarn. Cat included for scale. 
There were three skeins of worsted and some odds and ends, plus a small bag of baby yarn, but by and large this is all sport weight, something I haven't knit a lot with. So. I could hold it double, but that seems quite unimaginative. Kid sweaters perhaps. Colorwork is a definite possibility. Perhaps some crocheted hats.

A whole new horizon of possibilities, ideas, new challenges, all in a box of yarn. This is what makes the whole free yarn thing so much fun for me- the challenge of finding the right projects for it. We'll just have to see what I come up with!


  1. Yay for free yarn! Have fun finding the right projects for each skein.

  2. I'm torn between being thrilled for you on getting free new yarn and feeling guilty when reminded that I don't know if I've knit even a single skein of the yarn a friend gave me when she moved from Boise about 8 years ago......

  3. If you knit it doubled, you're playing with colors by creating new ones as you knit two different ones together. Have fun!

    1. I'm sure I'll be using some of it that way!