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We Struck The Motherlode

November 17, 2007

A friend of mine can no longer knit for medical reasons and she so generously gave me her stash of yarn.


In those bags which I have so obsessively compulsively organized by color and texture are a variety of wonderfully fun yarns. Merlin has already picked out his favorite. He still thinks he’s a girl and gravitates to the pink shades.

There are these fun waspy knits that I have no idea how to knit up, but I’m sure I’ll learn.


And lots of lovely boucle yarns.


My friend had chosen the orange and green colorways as her favorite, so I’ll be knitting up some surprises for her with them. Can’t tell you until I have them done and delivered because I think she lurks on my blog. I do have enough yarn now to make everyone on my Christmas list something for Christmas. I think this would be great for my son-in-law. what do you think?


I’m only kidding. But if I’m going to get anything knitted, I’d better get busy! I’m still finishing up a lacy knitted cap for my granddaughter, which I had to completely undo once because I wasn’t counting diligently enough.

(No baby yet. Still waiting. Normally, I’m quite patient, but I’m very eager to see this darling boy. I’ll keep you updated and post a pic of him wearing the little knitted hat I made him.)

  1. November 18, 2007 1:32 am

    what a treat for you! but sorry your friend’s health is preventing her from knitting. 😦

    the knitted tie….was it in the 80’s that those were popular? sorry, they were not a good look the first and still not a good look. 🙂 tho, it could be funny to make him one from some particularly ugly yarn, wrap it lavishly, let him think you *love* it, and see his reaction. yes, i am evil that way.


  2. November 18, 2007 6:45 am

    Wow, look at all that beautiful yarn!

  3. November 18, 2007 8:14 am

    Oh, Teri – I had the exact same thought. I found a pattern for a bow-tie, which I thought might be faster. My son-in-law loves practical jokes that way. And, yes, it’s a shame that my friend can’t knit. We could hang out and knit together. Although she does have an embroidery sewing machine and does some quilting, I believe. 🙂

    Stacy: There are some really, really lovely yarns in there, for sure!

  4. November 18, 2007 10:47 am

    This stash is excellent. And I love knitted ties like that — not on men, but on kids and women. This is tie I made using that great Italian yarn that creates a beautiful pattern. I love it, and it was so much fun to make:

  5. November 18, 2007 10:57 am

    LWB: I agree – it would be fun for a whimsical outfit for, oh, say, my granddaughter? 🙂

  6. November 18, 2007 5:30 pm

    Claire – that is the name of that yarn that Merlin has his foot on? It look exactly like some yarn that The Princess got at Joann’s 2 years ago and then they discontinued. She needs approximately 2 balls to finish the project she started back then. g

  7. November 18, 2007 7:05 pm

    Gaylen: I’m sure it did come from Joann’s – much of this yarn did. However, I only have two skeins of it. I wonder if they have it on EBay?

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