A friend of mine was recently destashing yarn and gave me a heads up in case I might like some. We ended up exchanging a medium "it fits, it ships" box of yarn for an Amazon gift card.
|We really like purple!|
|I knit from the center of this cake, see that tiny hole?|
this pattern (Ravelry link) although I am not sure from where anymore. I am down to the last 4 or 6 rows of the whole thing and I'm glancing at my remaining cake and thinking, really? There is still MORE of this yarn!
|Excuse my lame attempt at a quick phone photo, it was supposed to be lazy Sunday and blogging inspiration struck me|
I cast on a knit top between these two shawls using 2 skeins of my friend's destash and had it finished before I cast on for the second shawl (as it called for the same needles). I ended up being rather unhappy with the top, thought I'd come up with a great way to fix it, only to have my mind changed during the partial frogging which went horribly. Apparently my purl stitches puts the yarn through the loop in such a way that it has to be pulled back through not just unlooped. That top was totally frogged, I caked the mess of yarn which remained and let ideas of my own creation for a top ferment which I continued to knit shawl two.
Originally I was thinking that the top would be recast after this shawl was finished, but really, I think I'll end up knitting with this never-ending mystery lace/fingering weight yarn because it's got me thinking, how far can it go???