Thursday, July 24, 2008

Free yarn from a stranger

This beautiful yarn, Noro Gemstones (which I hear has been discontinued) was sent to me by a woman who happened to come into my LYS a few weeks ago. She's from a bit of a ways away from here, but when she came in, I chatted with her a bit. She liked my shawl, which is made from Lorna's Laces, and told me she had a few balls of that sitting around. She offered to send it to me. Well, what college student would deny herself free yarn?

Today I got the package, and not only where there two skeins (technically a skein and a ball) or rainbow Lorna's, but also there were 17.5 balls of this Noro. I want to hug this woman, but we don't even know her last name - I can't even send her a thank you card.

So now I have this Noro. I think it wants to be a sweater...but I can't find a pattern that I like. It's bulky, that's the problem. Bulky yarn just is difficult. Not to mention it looks like I'll be buying a large crochet hook. But I'm not complaining - I just got free yarn! And beautiful yarn at that.

Any suggestions as to what I should make?


off the hook handcrafted accessories said...

What a nice score! I am jealous! Can't wait to see what you make.

Not a Knitter said...

Thanks! I think it'll take a while to crochet all that yarn, though!

Hannah said...

Your mom told me about this today! It's gorgeous yarn, but I have no idea what you should do with it. Maybe a jacket? That's a LOT of yarn.

Not a Knitter said...

I know! Someone suggested I do several items...a scarf, wristwarmers, shrug, shawl...then mix and match. I like the jacket idea, though. Right now I'm thinking jacket or cardigan. I found this pattern which seems cozy. (Of course, that's a