Friday, April 11, 2008

Using up some stashed yarn

I have a self imposed yarn ban. Meaning I can't buy any yarn until I use some of what I have stashed. I have some strange yarn stashed, as I received it from my grandmother. I really don't mind using it, but that means that I have to find appropriate patterns for the yarn. I have a 2nd Quarter bag swap, and it seemed my intended recipient wouldn't mind a bag made from my strange stash, so I found a pattern and gauged a yarn that I thought was a peachy color, as the recipient likes Orange. As I have been knitting, and I am probably about a 3rd of the way through, my kids tell me that the yarn is hot pink. I still think it is more of a salmon color than pink, but guess I have to be corrected. So as I wait to see if the recipient hates the color, I will post what I have started. If she does hate it, no worries, I think I will like it or one of my girls, and I will find something else for her.
Q2 swap1
Q2 swap2
Q2 swap3
I included a skein of red yarn, and a popular knitting book to give an idea of color....

Any opinions, anyone?

4 comments:

essjay said...

The yarn looks pink to me, but that could be the camera too!

Ganiggle said...

It looks awesome! i love the cables, you did them amazingly!

Tracy said...

Thank you, it turns out the swapee likes the color fine, so I am going with it.

This project hurts my hands, so I took a break, I am only about 1/3 done.

baronreads said...

I would say the yarn is coral. It's a beautiful color though!