Three bags of goodies were waiting for me at the library when I recently dropped off some more summer baby blankets.
One held eleven pounds of used crayons, already sorted, which I’ll turn into Rainbow Crayons.
I must finish a batch soon! July doesn’t usually offer the best weather for baking crayons, but I just got an email asking for toys to go into sand pails for this summer’s foster program picnic.
The other two bags held yarn, some acrylic yarn for ripples and. . .
a beautiful assortment of wool colors to become ? ? ?, I’m not sure what.
These are mini skeins, but not that mini. This is almost a pound and a half of worsted weight yarn! Here, I’ll add a skein of acrylic for size comparison.
Obviously it’s from a kit of some kind, maybe for a sweater? It would have been interesting to see the pattern’s photograph, to know how the colors were intended to be arranged, but now I’m free to turn this yarn into whatever I want! What fun. I’m just waiting for inspiration to strike.
Before I had the chance to even photograph let alone write about those three bags I got a note that another was waiting for me!
More yarn for ripples! – Over three pounds of it!! WHooo-hoo.
Thank you generous people, whomever you are!!
This particular yarn label caught my eye immediately.
I’ve never heard of ‘Loblolly’ yarn before. Have you? For some reason the word sounds Australian to me, but I can’t imagine them making Creslan yarn in Australia when they have all those sheep! lol.
Mmmmmm, I can easily see myself designing two ripples around the colors in the top row.
Oy, yoy. . . more pale yellow, and the largest skein of the bunch too. a sigh of resignation.
P.S. Out of curiosity, I looked up the meaning of ‘loblolly’. Hunh. None of the definitions sound very appropriate for a yarn name: 1. a mudhole, 2. a kind of tree, 3. under ‘regional note’ – food boiled in a pot, but, given those choices, I guess I’ll go with the tree!