Tuesday, October 13, 2009

More yarn projects!

I recently inherited a huge box of yarn from my terrific neighbor. Since retiring she hasn't had any time for knitting (isn't that funny?) and decided to donate it to me! Most of it was Lopi which I am looking forward to felting into lots of fun things (slippers, anyone?). But there was also quite a bit of this cotton. I thought it was interesting because I am churning through the red cotton I bought on sale this summer and I am looking now for an apple green color. I know, this isn't quite apple green. Or pine green. Or green at all.
It's teal, and quite bright. But I am going to play around with it and some yellow and see if I can get it closer to some kind of green color. I made up my homemade swift (I love Ravelry!) and got one of the skeins all ready. I have the dye. Now I just need to find a pot at a yard sale or something. I don't have any extras that we don't use!

3 comments:

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

How nice that your neighbor gave you yarn !!! I had that happen to me last year. The teal is very, very pretty. You mentioned adding yellow to is to bring out the green. Does that mean you will be doing a fair isle project? That color would look really pretty with cables also. I'll be checking in.

c'est Moi! the tink-n-frog said...

That was wonderful of your neighbor and it is ironic that she doesn't have the time to knit now. Hey what a clever swift. I can't wait to see how this yarn turns out. Hopefully you'll find a big pot soon. I'll keep my eye open for one here, too.

Nina said...

I LOVE that color! I wish somebody would give me yarn too.. Hope you find a big pot soon. :)