Yet another box has been left on our porch
and, once again, it came from a yarn fairy. How Wonderful is THAT?!?
Lucky me, Sandi of MD doesn’t have anymore room for storing charity stash and her group doesn’t use any cotton. I’d barely finished reading her email before the box arrived.
Can’t wait to see what’s inside!
First thing I spy is. . .
a cute little (26″ x 45″) variegated baby blanket. – I recognize the yarn, RHSS ‘BonBon Print’. –
Sandi didn’t even mention this! What a fun surprise!
And under the blanket. . .
a generous amount of RHSS “Stars and Stripes” and “Grape Fizz”.
Too bad there’s not enough time left to make a patriotic ripple to celebrate Independence Day!
I couldn’t help myself. Next I dug all the way to the bottom of the box
because I wanted to see all thirteen!! balls of Sugar ‘n Cream cotton.
The Crochet Corner knitters are going to love this! I’ll give them first dibs and then knit washcloths for Haiti with the rest.
Sandi warned me that she was sending odds and ends this time, but I think I see at least one afghan “kit”. This Caron One Pound and Lion Brand Jiffy look like they’ll work well together, not only in color but in thickness! – Both are of a heavier weight than RHSS. –
Next a pretty combination for an autumn ripple. . .
And then a couple of delicate color combos, for baby: Dazzleaire ‘Baby Pink/Blue/White’ and RHSS ‘Baby Print’.
And, lastly, at the very bottom of the box are a couple of Ziplocs
filled with scrap balls.
I think that one lonely little ball of Wool-Ease
will feel so much better once it’s nestled in my wool blend charity stash. lol.
Holy Moley, Sandi, this is quite a nice haul in spite of being ‘odds and ends’!
Your generous gift means Six more blankets for foster kids, and, including a few scrappy ones, about Sixteen more washcloths, either for my ladies or students in Haiti.
Hmmm. I’m wondering whether I should I leave that cute little baby blanket as is,
enlarge it to a kid-sized blanket of about 35 x 54. That would require adding a five-inch wide border. I don’t think I have enough of any one coordinating color yarn to accomplish that.
But I could do it with two colors – the bands on each end of one color and the sides of the second. If I use four, each band could be its own color. And, of course, I could also do the border Log Cabin style, which also takes four colors.
Ahhh, therein lies my answer. . . if I have enough yarn, whether of one, two or four appropriate colors, I will add a border.