Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Dead Woman's Wool

It would seem that my reputation as a knitter is undisputable. Recently two people have passed on the knitting paraphernalia of deceased relatives.  While I'm always happy to get free stuff it's still a bit weird!

From one of the departed knitters, got a full set of crochet hooks, oodles of knitting needles, a nice knitting bag, a great vintage knitting book and some yarn.  I especially like the green, pure wool that I can't find any information about. I think it's double knitting weight and there are 3 skeins weighing roughly 1 kg. Enough to knit a garment I'm hoping. But what??? I can't help wondering what she bought it for - the relative knows nothing of course. I'm thinking cardie, delicate cables.... just can't find the "right" pattern at the moment.

From the other one mostly acrylic baby yarn. Which I didn't have the heart to refuse as the relative clearly though I would be delighted with it! In the event, it has proved useful as a group of us have started meeting up in the canteen on Mondays to crochet.  Naturally, lots of Hooker comments have ensued. The acrylic has been handy to give away to all of the novice crocheters to practice with! Yay!

Also got a herdwick wool crochet bag kit in amongst it all.

Still no sign of any daffodils. (Am I becoming just a tad obsessive about this I wonder...) The grass at work has had the first cut of the year so it smelt wonderful today. Just love the smell of freshly cut grass.

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