That's a lot of yarn, isn't it? Well, actually, it's a lot of "little yarns"... each ball is 27 yards. Why would I have all these little balls of yarn? Here's a little backstory:
My godmother, also my great-aunt, was a lovely woman who LOVED to knit. All she did was knit-knit-knit. She taught me to knit. And she taught me to love to knit. I grew up wearing her handknit creations, usually a sweater (with a matching sweater for my Cabbage Patch Kid, Smeenie) or hat. She passed away, very unexpectedly from surgical complications that involve a medical student, I always remember everything about my godmother as soft, squishy and warm. Now I know why.
All that you see in the 1st photo is 100% French Angora. It's old. It's soft. And it's hers/mine. It's funny what you get when someone (my cousin, my godmom's daughter) hands you several large Rubbermaid containers full of stuff and says "here, she'd want you to have it b/c you're the only one who would know what to do with it."
As you can see... it's old.
psstt.... some of it is from this company....every heard of Lion Brand carrying 100% French Angora?
Nope, me neither. I have a lot of this yarn. Now, don't misread this... I am not putting it up for a de-stash or a trade or a sale. I just want to know...
WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH IT?
That's right... I am looking for suggestions. Now, bear in mind that I only have a little bit of each... mostly pink:
See that box? On the inside, on the cover, in light pencil it says for "for Katie-sweater-6mos" and there are a bunch of yardage calculations... (FYI-i'm katie). This was supposed to be or was part of a sweater for me! Umm...like 27 years ago. Now do you see why I was crying? This wonderful woman that loved me so much that it physically hurt for a year after she died, touched this yarn. Picked this yarn. Thought of me when she saw this yarn.
And did you notice the price upside down on that box? Yup, $0.35 for a ball...8 skeins in a box. 3 skeins for $1.00. And the single ball of angora that you see above... 50 cents. Yup. For 27 yards.
So, now that I am reduced to almost crying again... I will give you my update for the weekend...
1. Kool Aid dying tomorrow. (i will take photos)
2. figuring out the arm hole decreases for the striped tank...hopefully finish it up Saturday night
3. cook out at boss's place (sunday)
4. SnB at True Grounds (Sunday)
5. random cookout at bgood Why's this cook out random? well, a few reasons:
- it's not at the restaurant...it's at someone's apt.
- we got e-vited via email (we're on the mailing list)
- it involves an El Camino...
Seriously, check this "fast food" place out. It's good, cheap and healthy... where else can you say that in Boston? PC and I eat there, usually, 1X a week... our "friday night date". Go in, get a burger, try a drunk elvis and attempt to argue with me that their fries are not FANTASTIC. :)
Have a great knitting weekend... mine will be fibery goodness (PC is attending a bachelor party that involves paint balls... i am going to go invest in ice packs).