Monday, March 18, 2013

Thrift Store Yarn

This weekend while The Big Dog and the boys shot a regional archery tournament, I spent a few hours on my own.  I decided to visit the local Good Will and see what I could found.  Well, I found.  I got all this yarn for under $30!

This isn't the greatest picture, BUT, it is a fun bunch of yarn.  There were six bulky weight Lion Brand "Velvet Spun" chenille.  I put that to work right away:
 I got a small baby blanket and two adorable hats from that yarn.  The baby blanket is a simple square granny square.  The hat pattern is knit and was on the wrapper for the yarn but you can find it here if you're interested.  I adjusted the pattern by using 10.5 double points and working the entire thing in the round.  If you need help with that adjustment, let me know.

The other yarn I got is also very lovely, but I haven't started working on it yet.  there are 4.5 skeins of wool ease worsted weight.  I think I'm going to double the strands and make this bag.  AND there's enough of Paton's Divine to make this cardigan sweater.You can't tell from the picture, but it's a deep rich purple color with black undertones.  It's going to be gorgeous.

Finally, I picked up two big 12-once skeins of Red Heart in a lovely colorway.  It reminds me of Easter.  I have no idea what it's going to be yet, but I couldn't pass up the color.  It will probably become a blanket.  But I'm also super intrigued with a process that Jaime over at Crochet Dynamite is working on.  It's a process similar to pooling in knitting, but done with crochet.  So maybe I'll save that variegated Red Heart for Jaime's e-book.

I also got a cute top and a pair of khaki cropped pants.  But the headline was the yarn!

Here's my sitting by my chair project right now.  It's a simple single crochet stripe, which bores me to tears, but the way the colors work up is really cool.  If only I can stay with it until it's finished!  I'm doing a self-fringing thing with it as I go.  But it's still not very interesting work.  What are you working on?

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