Whenever someone at the local thrift calls to say they’ve set aside a bag of yarn for me, I want to get there to pick it up as soon as possible. Having such a big bag stowed under the sales counter can’t be convenient for them and I can’t wait to see what it holds. It weighs over seven pounds!!
This time there are many, many scrap balls and a few skeins.
It’s fun to arrange it all into a color wheel. This gives me a chance to get acquainted with every yarn ball. I’ll separate the acrylics, wools and unknown yarns, and later I’ll do a burn test to try to identify the unknown fibers. I only want acrylics and similar synthetics in my ripple blankets to be sure that they’re machine washable.
Back in the thrift store I had noticed a sign announcing a BOGO Sale (Buy One Bag, Get One Bag Free) and I quickly decided I was up for the challenge of filling two plastic grocery bags for just $4.00! I got twenty-five pieces of children’s clothing in very good condition that I’ll give to a local charity, plus…
two sweaters that weren’t in the best of shape. The light blue chenille one (14 ounces) has a hole in the front, but that’s no problem; I’m going to unravel it for its yarn, which will add lovely texture to some ripple blankets!
The chartreuse one (15 ounces) is a cotton blend. It’s cuffs were in poor shape, so again, I feel no regret in turning it back into yarn. I have no particular plans for it; I just couldn’t pass up such a fun color!