Friday, December 11, 2009

Nifty

Dave showed up today with a giant bag of yarn from his grandma. His grandma is a notorious garage sale shopper, so I wasn't sure just what was going to be in there.

It was mostly Moda Dea novelty yarns (some very pretty ones) perfect for scarves and some Patons Divine, but there was also this:It's got to be the nastiest feeling acrylic I've ever felt! But I love the label, I'm guessing it's probably from the '30s or '40s.

There was also a pair of Brittany birchwood needles too! A very nice surprise.

Jeanne asked about my cardigan - it's the Tea Leaves cardigan, and I'm making progress - slow progress, but progress.
I've knit on it for a few hours every night - I'm definitely going to have to buy my Dad a Christmas present, because his sock so aren't getting done in time.

Time is running out on the contest - you have until Midnight Saturday to enter. Mom put up some new colourways today, and there is discounted shipping - go check it out!

5 comments:

lexa said...

OMG, look at that yarn! My mother's mother died when I was in grade five. I remember she used to knit socks for us grandkids, but it was nasty acrylic, all scratchy. I remember one Christmas I was so excited when I opened my gift, it was a cake mix box. My mother was like, "I don't think it's a cake mix." I opened it up, and it was two pairs of scratchy acrylic socks, one pair pink, one pair purple. I think I wore them once or twice skating, I couldn't stand the feel. I don't remember what happened to them. I assume I outgrew them, so Ma would have thrown them out most likely.

Jeanne said...

Getting free yarn is always nice - and I'm sure you'll find a use for the acryllic (donating is always good right?).

The cardi is beautiful - I love the colorway!

trek said...

Oh, my. 10¢!

Watch out for open flames.

zoom said...

The mermaid yarn on the Etsy site is stunning!

Rhonda said...

You'll have to show those ones to Julie.