Saturday, June 02, 2007

Two Random Things

First up, we have a picture of a sweater I purchased in Ireland many years ago. 100% wool, very cabley and very heavy. I wore it a LOT back in the day, when I lived in the Midwest and winters were really cold and actually had snow. Now I live in the MidSouth, where winters get cold, but it's a relative thing and there's rarely snow, so I haven't actually worn this sweater in years. I did give it a good wash this week, though, and am interested in hearing some opinions...I can't bring myself to give the sweater away because I'm too sentimental. However, I don't know that I'll ever wear it since it's so bulky. Should I reconsider giving it away? Or should I attempt to unravel it and repurpose the yarn? What would you do?

Second, I decided to take a picture of my sock yarn stash yesterday. It's not a great picture since I had to take it indoors with the flash, but here it is, in all its glory:
There's enough for 20 pairs of regular socks, 1 pair of worsted weight socks and 1 pair of knee-highs. I must look at this picture anytime I'm tempted to go online and order more sock yarn. If you'd like to know what anything is specifically, feel free to ask in the comments.

4 comments:

Erin said...

I'm not sure what to say about the sweater. Part of me says unravel it, and another part of me says to wash the SOB in hot water and turn it into a purse, lol.

And I have those same 2 colors (from what I can tell) of the CTH!

amanda j said...

Would the jumper unravel well? Or is it cut at the side seams? It would be a lot of work to unravel and reknit, but it might be worth it. Otherwise, how about putting it away and just fondling it sometimes?

Rosemary said...

Rip it, rip it!

Tandi said...

Wow, I'm drooling... You've got some gorgeous stuff there.