Thursday, February 12, 2009

Peace, Love and Yarn

Wow, did I ever unleash a shit-storm with yesterday’s post! I had some low moments today when I nearly deleted the whole damn thing. So to quote Ringo Starr, “Peace and Love! Peace and Love!” … and we return to Yarny Things.

A week ago, I escaped the house holding the sick Hubster and snuck over to Natural Stitches. Why? Well, so I could use their Ginormous Yarn Winder!

Remember this pound of yarn? Well, Mom gave it to me for Christmas in 2007. I decided that I should at least get the mile-plus of yarn wound so I’d have a fighting chance of ever using it. While I was at it, I also had a very big skein of LSS from Blue Moon Fiber Arts, so I took both skeins with me to wind. No, I don’t know what either one is going to be yet.

Here’s the Weavers Wool on the winder.

Please pardon the crappy camera-phone photo

I kind of forgot to take a “real” camera with me on this adventure

But really, that doesn’t give a good perspective of how freakin’ HUGE this yarn cake is now.

Weavers Wool (left) and LSS (right) with a normal skein of sock yarn in between

RT with the Weavers Wool and a “normal” yarn cake of Alpaca with a Twist Highlander on top

RT, Weavers Wool, Alpaca with a Twist Highlander

Aerial view of RT with yarn

RT wasn’t convinced that he provided adequate scale for these photos, so he asked me to get a can of pop, since we all know how big that is.

That’s a lot of yarn.

5 comments:

Jenn said...

So whatcha gonna make? :)

pdxknitterati said...

That *is* a lot of yarn. Beautiful yarn! So would you use it center-pull, or from the outside so it doesn't collapse into a heap when the middle is gone? And what does it want to be?

SJ said...

Well darn it if blogger doesn't want me to leave a comment.

The gist of it was that those are some very large skeins, and you might want to use 'em as paperweights while you figure out what you want to make.

MollyBeees said...
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MollyBeees said...

Holy Cow, Girlfriend. You did let host a plethoric party of poo that's for sure! I missed the last post and just went back. Good for you for speaking up! What is wrong with people!?!?
Great yarn! You could knit a whole sweater outta that!