Friday, April 18, 2008

What would you do with this yarn? (Contest!)

Ok, I have never done this before, but I really thought having a contest on my knitting blog would be fun. I know there are some of us that have a yarn habit, and some of us have a "problem" with "yarn porn" whatever that is. Ok, I have been known to surf the net looking at fibers, and drooling over them, however, I am on a yarn freeze at the moment. I am not buying anymore yarn until I put a sizable dent in my "stash".

Part of my yarn collection I inherited from my grandmother. She has sent me all of her yarn, and unfinished projects. I have several skeins of very vintage yarn. Some of this yarn is the yarn I am featuring for this contest. I will give you as much information about the yarn as I can. Then email (sweet.t.tracy@gmail.com) me your suggestions for the yarn. Please put contest name in subject so I don't delete your email. The winner will either win the yarn (I have 12 of these little buggers, so I can offer up to that much for the winning project), or the object made from the yarn (only if you are a non yarn person). So if you know, please indicate how much yarn would be needed for the project. I would like all entries by May 1, I will try to have the winner announced by the following Monday at the latest.

Ok, here goes:

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Ok, here is what I know about the yarn. It is in 1 oz. skeins, each skein says it is aprox. 60 yards. It is virgin wool, it is a boucle, and it is an off white color. The label states anti stretch, shrink resistant, washable color. It is Spinnerin yarn, no longer for sale or production as far as I know.

I do not know if it will hold a dye if you try to dye it, I do not know the Yarn weight type. This is why I pictured it next to a strand of Cascade 220 worsted to show the size comparison.

9 comments:

SupaCindy3000 said...

Hope it's ok if I post here, my email is acting up right now... First, that is beautiful yarn.

With 2 skeins I would make a cowl, probably the prickle cowl: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/prickle.

with more I would make a clapotis. I think that yarn would make a beautiful textured clapotis.

Nano said...

I'm thinking, i'm thinking...

I'll get on this tonight. How fun!

straight jacket said...

I would give it to charity.

Kenyetta said...

Very pretty yarn!
I'm not sure if it's enough for an adult hat, but it would make a pretty baby hat.
Kenyetta on Ravelry

tonks (tonksknits) said...

i'll send you an email. ;)

tonks

Aim said...

I would use all 12 ounces to make a lovely shawl; that thick-thin look would be very lacy looking on larger needles.....

Krystal said...

You already know what I'm going to say but... fingerless gloves! Something pretty and feminine...

Anonymous said...

I would make a sleeveless version of this:

http://www.berroco.com/191/191_rachel.html

It is very cute and would look super in that color and textured yarn

jani22 at ravelry :)

Janet said...

Or this one :)

http://www.berroco.com/182/182_paulina.html

jani22