Crinkled Yarn

IMG_1110 On the left is a turquoise cotton Age of Brass and Steam, and on the right is a cream wool Saroyan. Both of them are lovely patterns that created very nice finished objects, but I never wore either of them. One was not quite big enough to work as a shawl, the other not quite long enough to be a scarf. It was a waste of the hours spent knitting and of the wool to have them sitting uselessly in a drawer so I have frogged them.

IMG_1111Here are the skeins all crinkled up before soaking them. While I was on an unravelling kick I also frogged my part-finished Westknits KAL shawl:

IMG_0806It was turning out really nicely but I was going to run out of yarn and I couldn’t fudge the necessary changes. It became this (which I have already put to good use)…

IMG_1108When it was time to ball all of this yarn up again I ran into trouble. The gigantic white skein from the Saroyan (which I knew was too large even as I was skeining it) turned into this:

IMG_1112It took two complete episodes of The Wire to sort it out! Eventually I wound up (…) with all this to reuse though so I have lots of happy knitting hours ahead.

IMG_1113The brown is a jumper that had seen better days and is now an enormous, blizzard-proof cowl!

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About whilemollynaps

I live in New Zealand with my daughter and husband. I take photos, I knit, I design knitting patterns, and I try and live thoughtfully (whatever that means on any given day).
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