Friday, 10 a.m. and the temperature had only risen to 0° F!
A very good reason to stay home.
A second good reason, I was expecting a FedEx delivery – After spending a recent snow day sorting her stash, one of my dear blog readers, Karen of MA, generously offered to share some of her extras!
0° weather is hardly suitable for the extended photo shoot I was expecting from such a large box, so I quickly moved indoors and dumped everything out on the bed. Oooo – So many delicious colors!
Immediately I wondered – what’s in that bag?. . . Why, zillions of cute little scrap balls.
About a pound and a half of them! Into my scrap box they’ll go, for future granny afghans.
Meanwhile, Emily has been busy exploring. For some reason a large handrolled ball of light orange has her undivided attention,
while the one huge skein of Caron One Pound ‘Taupe’ grabbed mine.
– Wow, Karen got a Great Deal on this! –
Next I gathered up all the rainbow variegated, RHSS ‘Mexicana’, so I could weigh it.
Two pounds! . . .this could be the beginning of a new ripple series.
And there’s a wonderful variety of other variegateds too.
Knowing that I’ll make at least one ripple with each, these skeins and balls represent many blankets for foster kids!
Next, let’s check out the beautiful array of solids:
reds – from orange-red to burgundy,
and beautifully luminous greens.
There are also a few Misc. Treasures: royal blue and red mohair, black embroidery floss, and four cute little skeins of fingering weight yarn; the red ones are nylon, often used to reinforce handknit socks, and the other two are wool.
Altogether, about twelve pounds of ‘new’ yarns for my charity stash. . .
an instantaneous cure for cabin fever. Thank You!, to my newest yarn fairy, Karen.