Sunday, September 12, 2004

Shhhh! Don't tell my husband!

If you are my husband, and you've tripped over this site inadvertently while deleting the internet cache...LEAVE NOW...

In my defense, much of this cache was inherited from retired/deceased knitters in my family and doesn't reflect my current knitting requirements...LOL

I found these at the Old Mill. They are intended as tapestry wool, but are untreated 100% wool and should felt. "Should" felt, isn't the same as "Does" felt. I've tried ice water "shock treatments", applications of soap and baking soda...but no. It doesn't really felt nicely. I emailed the company that produces the wool and the proprietor confirms that she has heard reports of people using the yarn for felted projects, but has no experience felting herself. The wool is quite coarse, so I'm hoping to be able to felt it into bags and such since it isn't really garment-friendly.

Any suggestions as to how to improve feltability???

Yikes, I recognize some of this stash from college...and I finished grad school in the 80's!!!

Ok, I can justify this, to myself at least, because it contains a ton of Walmart clearance yarn. I'm not usually a big fan of Bernat and Lion Brand yarns, but when you can get funfur, ribbons and eyelash yarns for $1 per can you NOT buy it???

This one doesn't count because it's needles, crochet hooks, notions and stuff!

Yikes, what is that horrid lavender stuff!!!

This was my favorite grandma's hope chest. It's mine now.

Hope I live long enough to knit all this stash!!!


At 11:07 PM, Blogger Cheryl said...

Okay I don't feel so bad anymore!!! My stash has a bit of catching up to do now!

At 9:30 PM, Blogger Lisa said...

Wow - look at your stash. I can't believe it. It is so amazing.


At 10:15 PM, Blogger Danielle said...

The glory of your stash.. wow...I envy your stash. Beyond the wonderfulness that is your stash I love your totes in diffent colors. They are as perky and happy as the contents. Mine are bright pumpkin Orange.


At 3:28 PM, Blogger Lisa said...

I love your stash, and that hope chest is gorgeous. I've been wanting a hope chest for a long time.

At 9:00 PM, Blogger H-Star said...

tee-hee! that is a riot 'chelle! are you sure there isn't any duct-taped in a ziplock in the toilet tank?

At 3:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And exactly which grandma was your favorite?



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