Sometimes I buy yarn, roll it into a nice ball, and then promptly forget about it. I mean totally forget about it. As in, I'm not organised with my yarn, I don't keep the labels, or write them down, or in lots of cases remember what they are!
The gold yarn above and below is a prime example. I know I fell desperately in love with it, and that it feels like silk, but could not tell you it's origins.
And sadly, the first time I went to use it, I was disappointed. It's really thin, and a bit splitty.
But it looks so beautiful, and I have been desperate to find a project that will best show it's beauty.
I tried making flowers with it- no joy.Tried making a plain scarf- no joy.
But then I thought of mixing it with another yarn...
And this scarf was born!
I love it!
It's floaty, and hangs nicely, and the gold whatever it is yarn, and the rose wool mix beautifully. The gold has a lot of imperfections, and was very splitty, and this shows through iin the scarf, but I like it. It's part of the charm of the dreamy look of it to me.
This weekend, apart from discovering a use for the gold yarn, has been just perfect so far. (Apart from having a sick husband)
Whilst husband slept off his sickness, Daughter #1, worked, then went to the movies, Son slaughtered people playing X-box, Daughter#2 and I went on a massive bushwalk/bike ride.
It was a perfect, lovely sunny day.
Unfortunately, at about the hour point, when we had an hours walk to get back to the start, she flagged, and I had to carry her bike!
Lucky she's little, and only has a little bike!
And that she's ridiculously sweet.
The weekend also involved some shopping, I picked up this gorgeous jug, and vintage tablecloth, that I just adore!
And I had some success in making flowers with a different yarn!!
Hope your weekend is filled with happy!
oops, also forgot, if you want to enter my giveaway, go here to enter. Also, I've decided to add the scarf as one of the prizes. Because I'm happy, and want to spread the love :-)