I was gifted a bag of chunky yarn like the Lion Brand Homespun type. None of the skeins have labels so I can’t really determine the weight or brand or color names, but they are very similar to the skeins I have collected over the years.
Drawn by an unexplained lust, especially after working with it on a couple projects and not liking it for crocheting (knitting is another story), I continue to collect skein after skein.
I bought a skein at Michael’s one day last year with the idea of creating a shawl for myself. I bought many skeins to make a blanket with Red Heart Light and Lofty for a wedding present that never materialized. I bought even more because they were on clearance, or because they are just so darn pretty and SOFT, oh my gods they are soft. Aside from a couple of scarves, which I truly believe were knitted, I have never completed a project with this yarn.
So today, when I had a couple minutes downtime at work, I started looking up patterns for super bulky yarn. I’m actually kind of disappointed at the lack of results. I found a couple contenders, but I’m not sure I like the way items look using bulky yarn. I think when I get a minute and a half (HA!) I’ll try to make a beanie with some of what I received to see what happens.
I’m still not sure what to do with my Homespun stash, but I’m currently in the process of reducing my leftovers stash by making a Scraptastic Granny Blankie. Using the mini leftover balls of yarn that I have accumulated, and that were gifted to me by my mother, I am hooking a blanket that will probably end up on my bed. I cannot imagine selling it, and I doubt anyone would appreciate this as a gift. To me however, it is an accomplishment. I get these mini balls, which are constantly falling and unraveling, out of my way and used. I will have space in my office because they did not sit in my yarn closet very well, and I get something that I created to keep. Most of the things I make are given away or sold, so this would be the first blanket that I will have kept. Then there is the bonus that the pattern is so easy I can hook while watching an engaging show, much unlike the baby blanket that I am STILL trying to complete. That baby will be here long before I finish the blocks, much less when I actually get the time to put it all together!
So tonight I’ll watch hockey while I hook away diminishing my scrap stash, and hopefully tomorrow after some homework I can put a dent into the remaining blocks on the baby blanket.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!