I could easily guess which of my yarn fairies sent me this package; as a mother of eight, I’m sure Melissa of GA has reused many a diaper box!
Carefully packed inside are a wonderful assortment of yarns.
First the natural fibers and blends:
The top row is mostly ‘Bernat cottontot’, which I’ll probably offer to the Crochet Corner ladies for dishcloths. The three small balls of burgundy are ‘Zitron Polo’, which is a 60 cotton/40 acrylic yarn of an interesting cable construction. At $7.00 a ball it seems rather dear for dishcloths! I’ll look it up in Ravelry for ideas of more appropriate projects. By the feel, I expect it’s popular for baby clothes.
The second and third rows are wool and wool blends, I think. I’m making a guess on the unlabeled cream and burgundy, not yet having done burn tests. The salmon ‘Pingouin Pingofrance II’ in the bottom row is a particularly nice DK weight yarn of 75 acrylic/ 25 wool. Ten skeins! – That’s enough for a small blanket! Or maybe the CC ladies will want to make scarves.
Also unsure about some of the unlabeled yarns that I’ve included in acrylics. I recognize a couple, but I’m just guessing about the rest.
The tan yarn at the top is labeled ‘GALA yarns’, ‘acrylic, polyester, nylon’, and ‘machine washable and dryable at 86F’. But it gave off a definite burned hair smell and formed a plastic-like bead when I did a burn test on a sample, so I think it’s an acrylic/wool blend. The other two are an interesting chenille/tape. Their labels simply say ‘Festival Mixed Fiber’, and ‘polyester acrylic’.
Think I can mix it with ‘regular’ acrylics in a ripple? Maybe I should crochet a swatch and put it through the wash to be sure.
Thank you, Melissa! Thank You for thinking of me and the foster kids as you destashed. You can trust that eventually I’ll find just the right project for every skein. Although, the ‘right project’ may turn out to be on the hook or needles of a CC lady.