Now a blanket LOL

My silk yarn arrived yesterday in the mail. I was a bit skeptical as the pic on ebay wasn't all that clear but the price I paid was great considering how much I would pay for 100% silk at the local yarn store.
Although its a 2 ply, its not a lace weight. Kinda in-between which I am happy about. It would be too thick for a night shirt.
It has a really nice delicate yellow shade and nice sheen to it. I started working on it and find it very well spun (I was worried it would fray once I started knitting) I am using size 2 circle (29) inch and holds the stitches well.
I have looked over some possibilities And found a nice easy design on Raverly that would work for a bed spread. Its really easy
The amount of yarn is enormous it went by weigh(1.5 lbs!) So I am not concerned about running out of yarn.
I will let you know how the progression goes


Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Congratulations for thinking on your feet and adapting to the situation. I look forward to seeing how the blanket/coverlet turns out.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

CLABBERS's picture

It's always nice when things work out, especially when you gamble with eBay. You will be busy for a very long time if you are going to make a bedspread out of yarn that fine, but I am sure it will be beautiful. What color is it?



Mark its a very light yellow very pleasant shade. I figure it will keep me busy during these cold evenings up there, and days unless your an eskimo not much you can do accept go to the gym. LOL

ronhuber's picture

I'm sorry it was not what you expected but...... I think the idea of a bedspread is a great idea and what a bargain you got. Wonderful that you can look for the silver lining. I am interested in the night shirt you had planned and will try to find your pattern. I would also be interested in the pattern you are using for the bedspread. Good luck