Archive - Jun 1, 2006 - Blog entry

BrentCLW's picture

New/Old Project Started

Well, until two days ago I had nothing on the needles.  Scandal!  Nothing on the needles!  You've got to be joking!  So, I started thinking.  I've got a grand nephew coming in August and a sister who asked me to make an afghan for her months ago and which I had started having knit two strips in a leafy lace pattern that I found in an old knitting pattern book.

I have time and know that I'm going to knit up a teddy bear from a Debbie Bliss book that I have which won't take me long.  So, for now, I've decided to get back to sis' afghan, but I'm just not liking the way the lace strips are looking.  Not happy with them at all.  So, I decided to scrap those and rethink her whole afghan.  She wants sagey greens was all she said and I have a light an dark one already purchased.  Ye Olde Red Heart cause she's very allergic to all animal fibers it seems.

ScoobySnacks's picture

Quick Question

Hey guys....I have a quick question that I don't know if there is a quick answer for...

I was just given a ton of yarn from my uncle that he is getting rid of. There are some gorgeous colors and I am really excited to start playing around with them. But none of them have labels...I know that some of them are hand spun and dyed....

Is there a way to tell what materials they are made of...i.e. wool, alpaka, etc....? Or is this something you learn over time with feeling them all before and just knowing?

Thanks!