I guess I shouldn't have used the "thrifted treasures" title so soon because in all honesty that is a pretty big part of this blog. Browsing pretty things is, for me, a big middle finger to stress, hurry and being poor. Thus, after last week that was dominated by a big rush-job and me being so tired that I left a bag of yarn on the train, I somehow ended up splurging a little bit.
|Used to hold a skein of yarn instead of the arms of an innocent bystander, for all of you not in the know.|
In all honesty I bought an antique yarn swift last summer, but it's missing a somewhat vital component, the screw that keeps it attached on a table. A post about all the little projects I have lying around with the innocuous "I'll fix this bit and then..." labels attached to them is for another day. At least I now have something to model that missing screw on, and I paid a fraction of the retail price for it. Besides, it will soon come very handy.
Because I also bought a bag of cobweb weight yarn, nearly a kilogram altogether. It's not quite as insanely thin as the last one, but close. Again I have no idea what the fiber content is, but I'm guessing cotton. It's squishier than the last one that I suspect is mercerized, but not squishy enough to be wool. I did a burn test, but it told me nothing, really, except that it's organic material or rayon.
There's black yarn.
|Also in the picture: my IKEA scale, very useful for everything from baking to knitting to weighing kittens.|
|Also in the picture: a sheet ripped by a kitten and destined into the sewing bin|
And then there's a whole bunch of different shades of blue yarn.
|Very dark, purplish indigo.|
|A more greenish and duller shade of blue.|
|Bright, deep blue.|
|Very close to the last one, but a bit darker and duller.|
This is relevant also because I decided to overcome my stupid blog shyness and comment on all of the blogs I follow this week, starting today. So, comment on this post and tell me what you want to make out of 62-155 grams of maybe cobweb maybe cotton yarn. I really could use the ideas because apart from making a summer shawl/scarf from the gray yarn I have no ideas for the black yarn except a gazillion pairs of fancy lace stockings. After a week I'll pick up names from a hat or something and mail one of these batches to four people anywhere on this planet. And unlike all the fancy pants giveaways out there, not many people actually read this blog so you might end up with all four of them! How wonderful! Or not!
Let me repeat the rules:
1. Comment on this post.
2. Tell me what you would make out of 62-155 grams of mystery!yarn.
3. If you have a blog, put the address in the comment, I'm easily amused.
4. You have until May 16th midnight Finnish time to comment. The winners will be posted on May 17th.
5. Feel free to celebrate your own "comment on the blogs you read" week if you are as awkward as me about it.
I'm going to finish this post with a cake. In the last couple of weeks I've made 45 liters of mead, over 120 doughnuts, three cakes and some ginger ale and this is the only picture I have to show for it. It's also entirely mine, my own, for me to eat. I had that slice and now I'm full. Cake, anyone?
|Chocolate cake with cream, mascarpone and cherry filling and chocolate frosting. Yum!|