I got a phone call that there was a bag of donated yarn being held for me at “the littlest thrift store”. Ooooh, I love a yarn surprise! It’s an interesting mixture of cotton, acrylic, soy and nylon yarns, all packed into a purple Old Navy shopping bag.
The shopping bag will join the bag collection that lives in my car and the two skeins of “Frost Mint” Dazzleaire, over on the right, will feel right at home in my charity yarn stash. Most likely, it will become part of a Ripple of the Week.
There are three skeins of “Seasalt” Bernat Soy Natural Blends yarn, a 50% soy and 50% acrylic. It’s the lovely soft blue on the left. Since it’s machine washable, it could go into a ripple too.
Eight balls of cotton yarns, what should I make from them? Perhaps something to sell at a charity fundraiser? How about baby bibs? But how practical are they, really? Wouldn’t baby formula and food soon stain them forever? I’ve noticed that single ball dishcloths and face cloths sometimes sell for less than the value of the yarn they’re made from, so forget those! How about baby booties? Stuffed baby toys?
I’ll check to see what other cotton colors I have. Maybe I can coordinate a few balls and make a larger project. I guess I’ll be spending some time in Ravelry looking for ideas. Perhaps some kind of market bag? A crochet bag could be a faster project than a knit one, but it would use more yarn; I wonder how much yarn a bag takes.
Finally, there are five balls of a Phentex Fashion Twelve railroad yarn and three single balls of other railroad yarns. They all feel rather crunchy. One of the ball bands features a rectangular shawl pattern which requires, you guessed it, five balls! It looks like a simple, and fast knitting pattern, but do I want to make a railroad yarn shawl? I see yet another trip to Ravelry’s pattern search.
A big Thank You!! to whomever donated these yarns. I’m going to have fun finding a good use for each one of them.