I decided to go back to the yarn store so I could buy a magazine that had the tam pattern in it. (I could have copied it out of my Aunt’s magazine, but I figured I might as well buy it. That way I can have the other nice patterns, too.)

I was standing at the checkout, minding my own business, when they sucker-punched me. Well, I guess I just shouldn’t have looked down. My mistake. lincolnbatt
An entire shelf of fluffy gray batts. Natural grays in lights and darks. Lustrous grays. Lincoln grays. Yes, one came home with me. The fiber’s a little . . . not necessarily coarser, but more durable than most of the ones I’ve worked with before.

It’s my first Lincoln wool; I’m not quite sure what to do with it other than pet it. (And hope the little furry thing doesn’t turn out to be a Tribble.) It’s too coarse for spinning laceweight, but there’s only an ounce there, so whatever I make it’ll have to be for a small project. Maybe trim or a contrasting color for something.

And, I forgot to mention in the last post, I picked up a skein of Sugar and Cream cotton (at a different store) so I could make some dishrags for scrubbing dye pots. It’s a lovely white with green flecks. greenwhitecottonyarn

But wait, you say, that last washrag was blue. Yes, well, my aunt saw what I had gotten and gave me a bunch of cotton yarn that she had and wasn’t planning to use. Wasn’t that kind of her? I now have enough cotton to make dishrags for me, my mom, my future household, and possibly the neighborhood. allcottonyarn

Okay, so I’m exaggerating. Anyway, I’m having lots of fun “dishragging.” They provide a perfect excuse to try new stitch patterns. limewashrag
Here’s one I’m working on now. The yarn ball couldn’t make it into the other picture, due to its “in use” status. It’s a cross between lime green and yellow green. The stitch patten is called Plain Diamonds. I’m using size five needles to help keep the knit tight, since I tend to knit loosely.

2 Responses to Re-Run
  1. outandin
    May 2, 2009 | 7:31 pm

    Hopefully your aunt warned you about how addicting dishcloths are (nearly-instant gratification). My family still teases me about my Summer of Dishcloths two years ago–that turned into a Fall of Dishcloths too. I made about 60 before I finally stopped myself.

  2. Rebekah
    May 3, 2009 | 2:16 pm

    Wow! That’s a lot of dishcloths. Good thing they come in handy.

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